Accredited Buyer's Representative | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


The goal of the ABR® two-day designation course is to educate and prepare buyer’s reps to provide the top-notch service and fidelity to buyers and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business. In each course module, you will examine a different topic and ultimately create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient and profitable buyer’s representative.


Upcoming Courses

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuition: Members – $280 | Non-Members – $305

12 Hours Elective CE

Meet Our Instructors

8/27/20 – 8/28/20 CAR | 430 N Michigan


Online Course

Why ABR?

  • Get referrals from the ABR community.
  • Be recognized as a true professional in the area of buyer representation.
  • Master the latest information, trends, ideas and controversies in the field.
  • Access marketing tools designed especially to enable you to attract buyer clients.
  • Be included in the nation’s largest directory of professional buyer reps.
  • Have your name visible daily on the Internet.
  • Attain the most coveted designation in the field of buyer representation.
  • Elect basic and advanced training options to help you succeed.

ABR Elective Course Options

e-Pro® Certification

MRP Certification

PSA Certification

RENE Certification

Green Designation

SRS Designation

SRES® Designation

Real Estate Investing


Requirements to attain and use the ABR® designation:

  1. Meet the REBAC® education requirement – complete a 2-day ABR Designation Course.
  2. Complete one elective course (see next page).
  3. Pass a written examination on legal and practical aspects of agency representation.
  4. Obtain practical experience acting as a buyer’s representative in 5 documented and verifiable transactions (transactions that occurred anytime prior and up to 36 months after course completion).
  5. Be a member in good standing with REBAC® and the National Association of REALTORS® at all times.

In addition to successfully completing the ABR 2-day course, student must successfully take and complete one elective course. We do not offer all elective courses at all times. If you do not see a course you’d like to take, please visit the REBAC Web site at for a complete list of national course offerings.

After completing this two-day course and successfully passing the exam, you will have achieved ABR® “Candidate Status”, a three-year period during which you must fulfill the remaining ABR® Designation requirements in order to earn your ABR® Designation. The two-day course covers agency, service delivery, marketing and promotion, and negotiation and risk management.

Additional Costs:

  • Application fee: $0
  • Annual ABR® membership renewal fee: $110

Audit Pricing:

  • $125 Member | $135 Non-member

In order to audit this course you must be a current member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®. You must have already received the designation or certification to be eligible.
Audit registration may not be completed online. To audit a course, please complete the registration form.