REALTOR® Emeritus

Any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.

Upon approval by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®, no further payment of dues is necessary to the National Association by the Member Association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member.

New REALTOR® Emeritus Criteria (updated 1/2014):
The criteria for becoming a REALTOR® Emeritus in 2015 will require at least one year of serving on a committee, which includes serving as a Director, a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) or on a local, state or national committee. The provision including state and local committee service will be sunset after 2019, when the minimum requirement will be 40 years of membership plus service on a national committee.

A standard certification form (provided by NAR) is necessary to begin the approval process for a REALTOR® Emeritus candidate, which is to be filled out by the local Association. Any available documentation that would provide reasonable substantiation of 40 years’ membership should be attached to the form when it is returned to the National Association.

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Please mail or fax ONE completed certification form and supporting documentation to:
NAR Information Central
ATTN: Mary Glick
430 N Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60611

Fax or email to: (312) 329-5960 or

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