How to Earn Your ABR®

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 or in a classroom setting. Online course takers must receive an 80% or higher on the final exam. 

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Benchmark 2: Additional Education

Complete one qualifying elective course online or in-person. Some courses may apply towards different designations or certifications as well.

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Benchmark 3: Confirmed Transactions

Finalize five transactions solely as a buyer's representative (no dual agency). This can include up to two leases.


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®.

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Outside the U.S.?

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Why I earned my ABR®

  • Every day, I use the skills I learned in the ABR® training.

    Marc Drabkoski, ABR®, CRS, RENE
    Cape May/Southern Atlantic Counties, NJ
    Marc Drabkoski, ABR, CRS, RENE

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