REALTOR® Emeritus Status

REALTOR® Emeritus Status

A REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.


The new REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility criteria shall be implemented as follows:

In addition to the required forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership:

  • Applications submitted in the years 2015 through 2019 will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the local, state, or National Association level.
  • Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level.


  • Application opens every year on January 15 until the April 2 deadline (for May approvals)
  • Reopens June 15 until the October 2 deadline (for November approvals)

REALTOR® Emeritus status recognizes members who have forty years of membership and have completed at least one year of service at the national association level.

For more info, contact NAR’s Member Support at 800-874-6500 or email sends e-mail).