Emeritus Members

REALTOR® Emeritus Status

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

Upon application approval for REALTOR® Emeritus by the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 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 year following your approval. In addition, REALTOR® Emeritus Members are exempt from the biannual NAR Code of Ethics Training requirement.  Florida Realtors, the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Stellar MLS have all chosen to also waive dues for REALTOR Emeritus designees. However, the biannual Stellar MLS Compliance Refresh course will still be required and 3 Hours of Business Ethics will still be required for your licensing renewal.

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

* “Service” is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, President’s liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.

Emeritus applications deadlines are accepted by NAR January 15 – April 2 and reopens again June 15 – October 2.  If you apply between these dates your information will be submitted at the appropriate time.


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: