Bylaws Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? An FAQ about the new Bylaws Certification process is now available.

Local Association Bylaws will need to be certified for 2022 because NAR's Board of Directors approved changes to the mandatory bylaws provisions. The certification form is now available.

Certify Bylaws Now

Since 2018, NAR is using a new, streamlined process for verification of bylaws compliance. Our goal is to provide state and local REALTOR® associations with the best resources to allow them to adopt and implement policies and procedures that result in the most effective governance of their organizations. From now on, there is no need for your association to submit your bylaws for review by NAR staff. You just need to certify that your association bylaws include the five (5) mandatory provisions that NAR requires to be adopted verbatim. Those mandatory provisions are:

1. Membership
2. Code of Ethics: Professional Standards and Training
3. REALTOR® Trademark
4. State and National Membership
5. Dues

You may view the required bylaws provisions for local associations. The language for state associations is available by emailing Dan Doepke at ddoepke@nar.realtor.


Learn more about the MLS governing documents certification process.

Certification Form

Association Bylaws will need to be certified for 2022 because NAR's Board of Directors approved changes to the mandatory bylaws provisions. The form is now available.

Access the online form that association executives use to certify bylaws compliance.

You may view the required bylaw provisions for local associations:

Supporting Resources

To complement the certification process, NAR is developing enhanced governance resources and "best practices" that will enable associations to implement bylaws, policies, and procedures that best meet their needs. New topics will be added monthly.

Also see: Annual Changes to Professional Standards, MLS, and Membership Policies.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions on this new process are also available.

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