How to Earn Your ABR® | ABR®

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 also apply towards different designations or certifications.

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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.
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®.

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Outside the U.S.?

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Why I earned my ABR®

  • The brochures, scripts, and monthly newsletter are full of helpful information that makes you a better agent and puts you above the crowd.

    Holly Riggins, ABR®
    Watford City, ND
    Holly Riggins, ABR designee

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