Application Instructions

2020 Leadership Academy Application Instructions

Important Dates

The deadline for accepting applications for the 2020 NAR Leadership Academy has now passed. The application period for the 2021 NAR Leadership Academy opens December 1, 2019.

Details to Note

  1. Three professional references from the following categories is required:
    - State REALTOR® Officer
    - State Association Executive
    - Local Association Executive
    - Local REALTOR® Officer
  2. Receipt of references can be tracked in Section VI of your application.
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  4. Your information will be reviewed upon submission of the application. You will receive an email on your application status no later than September 27, 2019.
  5. It is your responsibility to place information in the correct section of the form. Do not include the same information in more than one place on the form.
  6. Proof of attendance at education events or background information is not required BUT may be requested. We reserve the right to audit any or all documentation.
  7. Your application must be submitted electronically.
  8. You can save the application and come back to it later by clicking the "Save and Return Later" button.
  9. You must press the "Submit to NAR" button at the end of the application page to submit your completed application to NAR.

As a reminder, please print a copy of your application for your records before submitting! (Use your browser's print function.)

REALTOR® University Leadership Institute Leadership Assessment

All NAR Leadership Academy Applicants should complete the REALTOR® University Leadership Assessment. Applicants are able to take the assessment multiple times and the highest results will be reviewed.

To access the Leadership Assessment, please go to the REALTOR® University Leadership Institute Homepage.

Important Note: Please check the box on page 5 of the application once you have completed the Assessment.

Attendance at all sessions is necessary to graduate. Participants who have an unexcused absence for more than a full day of one session will be dropped from the program and encouraged to reapply. Selection for subsequent year's program cannot be guaranteed. Academy social events are for business networking, so please respect that invitations to Academy functions are intended for participants only, unless otherwise noted or approved.

If you have any further questions, please contact Judy Perez at 312-329-8548 or e-mail