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You're eligible for a $100 scholarship from NAR Academy

Accelerate your career and differentiate yourself in your brokerage, community, and the industry with a certificate or advanced degree from NAR Academy.

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This offer is available for eligible courses to all NAR members.

Expand your knowledge. Grow your potential.

NAR Academy arms REALTORS® and brokers with the cutting-edge market insights and real-world skills and expertise necessary to become community and industry leaders.

Your experience counts toward your degree

Get credit for your current, state-issued real estate agent or broker’s license, CLEP tests, courses you’ve completed at other regionally accredited colleges and military training—saving you time and money on your degree.

Save thousands on tuition

As a NAR member, you’ll receive an exclusive $100 scholarship for each eligible course. No additional scholarship application is necessary. Simply complete our online application at no cost and indicate you are a NAR member! This scholarship is provided by The Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education, a wholly owned subsidiary of NAR.

Eligible courses include coursework that counts towards your degree or program in business administration, accounting, finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, management, marketing, organizational leadership, human resource management, real estate management, digital marketing for real estate, real estate leadership and real estate negotiation.

$ 375

per credit hour

$ 490

per credit hour

$ 250

Military Undergraduate
per credit hour

$ 325

Military Graduate
per credit hour

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Transfer what you already know

We recognize that you've learned plenty in your career as a REALTOR®.

Apply what you already know toward a degree or certificate. We award three academic credit hours for your current, state-issued real estate agent or broker’s license.

Additionally, you can receive credit for CLEP tests, courses you’ve completed at other regionally accredited colleges, and military training. This saves you time and money on your degree.

We’ll provide an unofficial review of your transcripts before you apply.

We offer eight-week classes that start six times a year, providing a flexible path to your degree or certificate. Classes are offered online or in seat at more than 30 locations nationwide.

Admission made simple

Applying should be the easiest part of college. Just follow these steps.

  1. Apply

    Complete the free online application. Applying shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

  2. Authenticate

    Authenticate your identity online or in person at a venue near you.

  3. Send transcript

    Send college transcripts to the Office of the Registrar

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Federal aid

The federal government provides money for college. You may apply for Pell Grants, which are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Or, apply for low-interest federal loans.

Private aid

Employers, organizations and businesses offer scholarships to pay for college. These do not have to be repaid. Search our Scholarship Finder to determine what may be available in your area.


Columbia College offers Truition®, which means you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.


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