Professional real estate training is a vital function carried out by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the National Association of Realtors® and Florida Realtors®.

There are more than 1,900 local associations and boards and 54 state and territory associations of Realtors®. Additionally, real estate professionals can join one of the many NAR institutes, societies and councils to enhance their expertise and network with other professionals globally.

If you’re not a member of the NAR, but you’d like to become one so you can take advantage of all the benefits of membership – including accessing the “member’s only” portion of this site, and the NAR and FR web sites, you must first join our association. Membership in a local association automatically extends your membership to the state association and national association. As a member, you are the voice for NAR – it is your association and it exists to help you increase your business opportunities.

Training Documents

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils that provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge. Designations acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by each Affiliated group upon completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers several certification programs to its members.

Continuing Education Deficiency Letters

Florida law requires the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to monitor licensee compliance with continuing education requirements (Section 455.2177, Florida Statutes). You will receive a Continuing Education Deficiency letter if DBPR records show you have not completed all of the required hours for the most recent renewal period. In order for you to renew your license, you must complete all applicable continuing education requirements. If you have completed all of your required hours and the department’s system does not reflect this, please mail your CED letter with copies of your course completion certificates to: Bureau of Education and Testing Continuing Education Unit 1940 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1046 Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395 Please list all of your DBPR license numbers to ensure your continuing education credits are properly applied. You may view a detailed list of your continuing education requirements and courses completed at Select My Continuing Education. Click the headline above for more information.