Who is it for?

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. servicemembers and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

What You Gain

  • Understanding of the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation and how these impact service members’ relocation and housing choices
  • Ability to provide information to help members through a rent or buy, sell or rent decision-making process
  • Ability to identify and provide services that help service members sell or find and purchase suitable homes
  • The knowledge of the military relocation process you need to guide service members through the real estate transaction
  • Ability to explain the basics of VA financing
  • Access to the members-only marketing tools and resources
  • The Military Relocation Professional Certification Core course is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation.

How to Earn It

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For REALTORS® in the U.S.


  • Complete the six-hour Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification core course either online* or in a classroom setting.


  • Pass the exam at the end of the core course with an 80% or better score (for the online course only).

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®



  • Cost of course
    • Varies, depending on format and sponsor
  • Application fee
    • $195

For International REALTOR® Members


  • Complete the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) six-hour 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 MRP Certification

  • Once you've earned the MRP certification, 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 MRP certification.

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For more information, email or visit the MRP website.

*Course discount available through REALTOR Benefits®.

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