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Additional ABR Education Requirements in 2002

Education requirements for the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation will increase effective Jan. 1, 2002, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) has announced.


Students will be required to take the two-day ABR® course plus one elective course. These elective courses currently include:

  • Successful Buyer Representation in New Home Sales—REBAC.
  • Successful Relocation Representation—REBAC
  • CIPS Essentials Course—Contact Heidi Henning, (312) 329-8376
  • E-PRO Internet Course—Contact

Additional elective courses are under development.


Updating ABR® education is important as the buyer representative concept evolves, REBAC reports.  Increasing the education requirements will:

  • Enhance the value of the ABR® designation by providing additional education programs for candidates, which teach applications for the new skills gleaned in the two-day ABR® course.
  • Offer training and skills that may open doors to new business opportunities for members.
  • Provide opportunities for education partners to offer new quality courses to members and students.


Members who have obtained the ABR® designation are not required to take the additional elective course.  Members who join REBAC (by taking the ABR® course) prior to Jan.1, 2002, but do not fulfill the requirements (completion of the application and submission of practical buyer representative experience) will be grandfathered if they complete the requirements within three years of the course completion date.  If three years have passed from the time the course was completed, the individual must apply as a new member and fulfill all the requirements.  If current members have not yet obtained the designation and more than 30 months have passed, the requirements must be completed before the end of 2001, otherwise they must apply as a new member and fulfill all the requirements.


For more information about ABR® designation, contact REBAC at 800-648-6224, or see their website at


Posted 6/14/01. Archived 8/2/01.


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