Steps For Earning Your ABR®
Starting with the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course, you’re required to meet an established set of benchmarks to officially earn your ABR® designation. Each step reflects a high standard of excellence for all designees to demonstrate and complete before or within three years of taking the designation course.
Benchmark 1: ABR® Designation Course
Take the two-day ABR® designation course online, in a classroom setting, or in a live virtual format. Online course takers must receive an 80% or higher on the final exam.
Benchmark 2: Additional Education
Complete one qualifying elective course online or in-person. Some courses may also apply towards different designations or certifications.
Benchmark 3: Confirmed Transactions
Finalize five transactions solely as a buyer's representative (no dual agency).
This can include up to two leases.
These transactions do not need to fall within a specific period of time.
Benchmark 4: Active Status
Maintain active and good membership status in the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the National Association of REALTORS®.