Who is it for?

The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer's agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

What You Gain

  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs, and updates that keep you knowledgeable on the issues and trends facing home buyers.
  • Access to members-only publications, marketing tools and resources.
  • Networking and referral opportunities

How to Earn It

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For REALTORS® in the U.S.


  • Complete the two-day core designation course.
  • Complete one of the ABR® elective courses.

Take the course and choose your elective.*

Work Experience

  • Documentation of five completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative.

Professional Affiliation

  • Membership in good standing in REBAC
  • Membership in good standing in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
    • Exception: International members of REBAC do not have to be members of NAR.


  • For the online course only, pass the ABR® core designation exam with an 80% or better score. The exam is also required by some states for continuing education (CE credit).
  • For the online course only, pass the exam for the ABR® elective of your choice with an 80% or better score. The exam is also required by some states for continuing education (CE) credit.


  • Submit the designation application along with documentation of five completed transactions.


  • Cost of courses
  • REBAC Dues
    • First year of REBAC membership is free
    • Second year is $110, but prorated based on the month you joined REBAC
    • $110 per year thereafter

For International REALTOR® Members


  • Complete the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) 2-Day course online or in the classroom.

Professional Affiliation

  • Membership in good standing in a cooperating association outside the U.S. which is party to a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).


Cost/Maintaining Your ABR® Designation

  • Once you've earned the ABR® designation, you will also be an International REALTOR® Member of NAR for the balance of that calendar year.
  • Maintaining your NAR International REALTOR® membership with one yearly fee of USD $75 will keep all of your NAR designations and certifications active.
  • Please note that if your International REALTOR® membership goes inactive, so will your ABR® designation.

Questions? Email us at NARcredentials@nar.realtor

For more information, email rebac@nar.realtor or visit the ABR® website.

*Course discount available through REALTOR Benefits®.

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