The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
The cornerstone of buyer representation education, this comprehensive course covers the specialty top to bottom. Course enrollment includes a free REBAC membership for one year.
ABR Designation Course
The overall goals of the ABR® designation course are to educate and prepare buyer's reps to provide the kind of service and fidelity to buyers that sellers have always enjoyed, and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business. In each course module, you will examine a different topic, and together they create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient, and profitable buyer's representative.
After completing this two-day course and successfully passing the exam, you will have achieved ABR® Candidate status, a three-year period during which you must fulfill the ABR® designation requirements to earn your ABR® designation.
Take the course online at your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can preview the first online module for free before purchasing the entire online ABR course.
Available Elective Courses
In order to earn the ABR designation, you will also need to complete any one of the available elective courses. The following courses are available online at your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
e-Buyer (6 hours)
International Real Estate for Local Markets (12-15 hours)
ePRO - (12-15 hours)
Land 101: Fundamentals of Real Estate Land Brokerage
GREEN Designation Core Course (2 days)
ABR Designation Requirements
Four requirements must be met to attain and use the ABR® designation:
Successful completion of the two-day ABR® designation course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam. After successful completion of the ABR designation course, you will have three years in which to complete the other ABR designation requirements
Successful completion of one of the ABR elective courses, including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three years of completing the ABR® designation course. Click here for a complete list of the ABR elective course listing.
Documentation verifying five completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative (no dual agency). Any transactions closed prior to taking the ABR® Designation Course or closed within three years after completing the ABR Designation Course are eligible for credit. Documentation necessary for each of your five completed transactions:
Copy of the signed buyer agency agreement OR purchase/sale agreement OR disclosure. The contract must verify the agent's name and/or include the agent's signature as the buyer's agent. Providing only the name and/or signature of the buyer's agent's broker is not sufficient.
Copy of the closing/settlement statement verifying that each transaction closed.