Learn to Educate Your Clients About the Value of Green Features in Homes. Green real estate is altering fundamental market dynamics and consumer interest. The long-term cost savings, health impact, and durability associated with green homes continue to shape the real estate market. NAR's Green Designation demonstrates how real estate professionals can increase their incomes by helping clients make informed choices about the resource efficiency and performance of the homes they live in, sell, and buy. Help your clients distinguish fact from fiction and make educated decisions about the value of green features in homes.

Steps to Earning the GREEN Designation

Follow the steps outlined below to satisfy the requirements necessary to earn NAR's GREEN Designation. Click each step for additional information including important resources that you might need along the way.

Step 1 - Complete the GREEN Designation courses.
Complete the two one-day GREEN courses with Champions School of Real Estate®: Day 1 - The Recourse Efficient Home AND Day 2 - Representing Buyers & Sellers of Resource Efficient Homes. You must pass both class exams with an 80% or higher.
Step 2 - Submit your application.
Once your classes are complete, please allow up to 10 business days for processing. You will receive an email from the GREEN office with your application and instructions. The application may also be found here:
Step 3 - Maintain good membership status with the NAR and Green Resource Council.
All tuition fees include your first-year membership dues into designation associations. After your first year, the NAR® dues are $120 per agent. This amount is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due by January 1st. Green REsource Council dues are free for your first year, prorated for your second year, and $98.50/year therafter.
Step 4 - Display your GREEN designation logo in your advertisements.
Once you have met all of your designation requirements, and officially been awarded your designation from the NAR, you may call yourself a GREEN designee and display the GREEN logo on all advertisements.

Online GREEN Designation Courses

NAR's GREEN Designation is perfect for anyone focused on energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate. This Designation requires two 6-Hour courses. Together, these courses will satisfy the education requirement needed to apply for your GREEN Designation.

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