Emeritus Members

REALTOR® Emeritus Status
The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status honoring those REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more. Emeritus members receive a certificate and pin to show their status, payment of National Association dues is waived for the remainder of their membership, and they are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.

Eligibility
Members may qualify for Emeritus status if they:

Have held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years; AND
Have completed at least one (1) year of service* at the National level.
The service qualification changed so that at least one (1) year of service at the National level only will be accepted for Emeritus status.
Service at the state or local level will not be considered.

Additional Information
Upon approval of an application for REALTOR® Emeritus by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS®, no further payment of dues to the National Association is necessary by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. Please note that the dues waiver does not take effect until the dues year immediately following the Board of Directors’ approval. In addition, REALTOR® Emeritus Members are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.

A completed application is necessary to begin the approval process for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which must be completed by the candidate’s local association.

Documentation substantiating the candidate’s forty (40) years of membership (and one (1) year of service, as applicable) must be attached to the application.

Florida Realtors Emeritus
If a member does not qualify for NAR Realtor Emeritus but has held Realtor or Realtor-Associate membership in Florida Realtors for a cumulative period of 40 years and has completed at least one year of service as a Florida Realtors officer, director, committee member or Presidential Advisory Group appointee, that member may qualify for Florida Realtors Emeritus status. The dues waiver takes effect the next dues calendar year.

Application Submission Deadlines
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)

Below is information on NAR committee membership:

Visit this website for information on how to join a committee: https://www.nar.realtor/national-leadership/committee-members-liaisons/committee-appointment-process-faqs

What is the timeline for the committee appointment process?

The committee application website opens on March 1, 2018. For a complete list of deadline dates, see the Committee Appointment Process Timeline

Who makes committee appointments?

The President-Elect makes the appointments for vacancies occurring in the year of his/her presidency. The First Vice President makes the appointments for Vice Chair positions.

To apply for REALTOR® Emeritus status, contact Sandy Yinger syinger@tampabayrealtor.com or fill out the application below: