Designation FAQs

How do I earn NAR's Green Designation?

REALTORS® can earn NAR's Green Designation by completing the required courses for the 18-hour program. To obtain and use NAR's Green Designation, three (3) requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher;
    1. NAR Green Day 1: The Resource-Efficient Home - Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations, and New Home Construction
    2. NAR Green Day 2: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Home
  2. Submit the member application for NAR’s Green Designation with proof of completion for all course requirements and proof of your REALTOR® membership.
  3. Maintain active and good membership status with the Green REsource Council and the National Association of REALTORS®.
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What are the requirements to maintain NAR's Green Designation after earning it?

Designees must be members (and maintain membership) in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, as well as members of the Green REsource Council. Membership with the Green REsource Council involves a $98.50 annual renewal. Your membership begins when your designation is conferred, which includes one year of membership to the Green REsource Council. Your second year of membership will be prorated through the end of the year. Your third year and thereafter will be $98.50.

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How much are the annual dues for the Green REsource Council?

Your membership begins when your designation is conferred and includes one year of membership to the Green REsource Council. Your second year of membership will be prorated through the end of the year. Your third year and thereafter will be $98.50. You receive one year of membership to the Green REsource Council after completing the courses. Membership renewal occurs annually and you must maintain membership in the Green REsource Council as well as with NAR to use NAR's Green Designation.

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What are the benefits of Green REsource Council membership?

Green REsource Council provides the latest information, authoritative research, resources, a searchable referral network, marketing tools, consumer awareness campaigns, and much more! After earning NAR's Green Designation, you will have access to our monthly e-Newsletter, The REsource, as well as our webinars (available exclusively for NAR Green Designees at no additional cost), customizable marketing tools available to download at home, an online searchable profile for your designation on GreenREsourceCouncil.org, “GREEN” appearing with your name on both REALTOR.org and REALTOR.com, robust partnerships with industry businesses, national consumer and builder awareness campaigns, and much more.

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How long will it take for my application to be processed?

If you have submitted your application and completed all your coursework, average processing time is about one week from the time we receive your course completion verification. Please contact your course provider or the Green REsource Council with questions about when your course materials were received.

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