Are You Eligible For REALTOR® Emeritus Status
REALTOR® Emeritus Definition: Any person who has held membership in the National Associaton of REALTORS® as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS®
In addition to the required forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership, the new REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility criteria shall be as follows: Applications submitted in the years 2015 through 2019 will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the local, state, or National Association level. Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level. * "Service" is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, President's liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.
A standard certification form (provided by NAR) must be filled out by the local association and is necessary to begin the approval process for a REALTOR® Emeritus candidate. Any available documentation that would provide reasonable substantiation of 40 years'; membership and committee service should be attached to the form.
Upon approval by the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, no further payment of dues is necessary to NAR by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. The dues waiver does not take effect until the following 'dues season.'
For example, members approved as Emeritus at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo or The Annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo of 2015 would have their dues waived starting in 2016 since dues are due and owing by the local associations as of Jan. 1 of each year. REALTOR® Emeritus members are exempt from the Quadrennial Ethics Training requirement.
If you believe you are eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus Status contact Kristine or Richard at NFCAR 203-744-7255.
Waiver of dues by the local association and/or state association is at the discretion of those entities