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Change in On-Site RCE Exam Offerings 

At the 2016 REALTORS Conference and Expo meeting of the RCE Certification Advisory Board, it was approved that the on-site Fall RCE exam will no longer be offered at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo and that the on-site RCE exam continue to be offered in the Spring at the AE Institute. 

Rationale: Statistically, fewer candidates are choosing to take the Fall RCE exam on-site at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo. Candidates will still have the option to take the Fall RCE exam locally when it is offered on four dates, two to three weeks prior to the REALTORS® Conference and Expo. The Spring RCE exam will continue to be offered two to three weeks locally prior to it also being offered on-site at the AE Institute. 

What is the RCE Designation Program?

RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. The RCE designation exemplifies goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth.

Candidates earn the designation by accumulating points through an experience and education based application form and a comprehensive written exam.

Also, CAE designees are eligible for RCE designation through a streamlined process.

Join your peers who have demonstrated their commitment to the field of REALTOR® association management by attaining the RCE designation. The RCE designation is your key to enhanced professional stature.

Want help getting started on the RCE process?
Download the recording of the "How to Start the RCE Process" webinar.
Download the slides from the "How to Start the RCE Process" webinar. (PDF: 3MB)

The Benefits

If you have made a commitment to your career in REALTOR® association management, you should consider obtaining your RCE. The designation signifies accomplishment, initiative and professional development. You’ll enjoy these important benefits:

  • Designation Use – Peers, staff, and volunteer leaders all value the RCE designation. Having the letters RCE after your name tells others that you have gone the extra mile and have made a firm commitment to REALTOR® association management. New designees are formally recognized at the annual Association Executives Institute
  • Expanded Knowledge – Gain enhanced skills in every aspect of REALTOR® association management.
  • Relationships – Networking and mentoring are two important functions of the program. You’ll be in good company with other AE leaders.

Questions, comments, suggestions contact:

Renee Holland, Manager
Professional Development
AE & Leadership Development Department


Krystal Allen
Manager, AE Information and Resources
AE & Leadership Development Department