What is the difference between the new version of e-PRO® and the previous one?
The evolution of e-PRO® was developed through a partnership of The National Association of REALTORS®(NAR) and the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI) to familiarize today’s agents with the latest technology and social media tools to enhance their business and help them engage with customers and other real estate professionals.
One big difference is the delivery format which will provide students options; instead of only one comprehensive online course, e-PRO® will now be available in 2 parts (Day 1 and Day 2). e-PRO®: Day 1 will now be available in a live classroom setting or online. e-PRO®: Day 2 will be provided online only.
The new e-PRO® provides a roadmap to help you serve hyper-connected consumers of today and tomorrow. Course topics for Day 1 include the changing market, how to connect with consumers, the online conversation, and reputation management. Day 2 provides hands-on discovery of business tech tools such as an e-strategy, mobile office, micro-blogging, rich media, and NAR resources.
What is the cost?
The price of Day 1 when offered in a live classroom is dependent on the course provider. Day 2 is offered in an online format only for $149. If you take both Day 1 and Day 2 online (purchased as one bundle), the cost will be $239. There are no additional application or certification fees.
What are the requirements to earn the e-PRO® certification?
The only requirements are completion of e-PRO®: Day 1 (either classroom or online) followed by completion of e-PRO®: Day 2 (online only). Day 1 is required before Day 2. Once you have successfully completed both courses, you will automatically be awarded NAR's e-PRO® certification. You must also be a member in good standing with NAR or NAR cooperating international association
Are annual dues required to maintain the certification?
As long as you are a current member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), you may use the e-PRO® certification with no annual recertification fees.
Is CE available?
For classroom Day 1, please contact your local course provider where you are taking the course to see if they secured CE. For online Day 1 and 2, visit REALTOR University to see if the online course qualify for CE.
When will the classroom course be available?
Please check www.Training4RE.com frequently for e-PRO® courses scheduled in your area.
When will the online course be available?
Students who have completed e-PRO®: Day 1 in the classroom can complete Day 2 online through REALTOR® University. Those interested in completing the entire program online can access the e-PRO®: Day 1/Day 2 bundle through REALTOR® University as well.
I took the previous version of e-PRO®. Does anything change for me?
As long as you are a current member of NAR, you can continue to use the e-PRO® certification no matter when you earned it. You will be included in the new e-PRO® online directory. A new e-PRO® logo and marketing materials will be available for use as you reprint your business cards, update your web site, etc. If you wish to refresh your social media and technology skills, the new online program will be available at a discounted rate for past e-PRO® students.
What are the benefits of earning the e-PRO® certification?
- Usage of e-PRO® logo and name
- Differentiation at Realtor.org and at Realtor.com®
- Customizable marketing materials
- Online referral network
- Free webinars
- Downloadable Certificate
- Lapel Pin available for purchase through REALTOR® Team Store
How soon can I begin using the e-PRO® certification in my marketing materials?
You may begin using the e-PRO® certification after you receive an email from NAR that you have officially been awarded the certification.
Does completion of the e-PRO® certification count towards other NAR designations/certifications?
NAR's e-PRO® Certification counts as elective credit for the ABR®, CIPS and CRS designations. It also counts as elective credit for the RSPS certification
Where can I find more information or contact e-PRO® staff?
Classroom Schedule and Online Course Registration: www.Training4RE.com