Steps To Become Certified

The path to pursuing the SFR® certification is straightforward. Simply follow these four steps:

  1. Be a member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®
    • Have an active membership with NAR/Local Association
    • Don’t know your NRDS number? You can look it up here. Need more help? Contact us.
  2. Complete the following qualifying core course:
    • REBAC’s Short Sales and Foreclosures Course: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
    • If you completed the ‘CRS 111 Short Sales and Foreclosures: Protecting Your Client’s Interests’ or ‘CRS 112 Guiding the Buyer in the Distressed Property Market’ (only offered prior to January 1, 2015), you will need to provide a certificate of completion – please submit to sfr@realtors.org 
  3. Complete ONE of the following qualifying electives:
    • Webinars: View three, one-hour Webinars, free of charge
    • HAFA Short Sales – U.S. Treasury, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac Programs Course: One-day, classroom only. Find course availability at training4re.com
    • REO Properties – Responsibilities, Education, and Opportunities for Real Estate Professional:
  4. Complete the certification application on this site and one-time application fee of $175: Get certified now for SFR

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