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September 24, 2016

REALTOR® University Earns Accreditation

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REALTOR® University Earns Accreditation

REALTOR® University has been granted accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

"Accreditation is a rigorous process that every new university must go through to be recognized as a legitimate and credible institution of higher learning," says Sharon Millett, chair of REALTOR® University's Board of Regents. "REALTOR® University has met the DEAC's strict criteria for education, ethical, and business practices, affirming our program's unique blend of practical and applied learning for real estate professionals."

REALTOR® University provides a master's degree program for real estate professionals. Courses are offered in eight-week sessions, six times annually. The program includes a business and real estate core curriculum with concentrations in residential sales, commercial real estate investment, real estate appraisal, and real estate association management, among others.

REALTOR® University launched in 2011, but the accreditation process can only begin once a school has been operating stably for two years. REALTOR® University first enrolled students in 2012. It began the accreditation process in 2014.

"We are excited that this is only the beginning for the university, and there are plans underway to expand the programs available and further advance professionalism in our industry," says NAR President Tom Salomone.

Source: National Association of REALTORS®