How do I become an instructor for CRD?

You first need to find a “home”—a specific course provider—for whom to teach. These organizations include State and Local REALTOR® Association Boards, proprietary schools, and a network of educational franchises. A complete list of course providers is available for review.

Please contact a provider and submit your resume for consideration. If hired, your contract will be between you and that licensed provider only. The provider will also be responsible for providing you with the course materials for any CRD courses you can teach.

Once hired, the provider will contact CRD, and you’ll be added to the database as an approved instructor. At that time, you will also be added to CRD’s approved instructor e-mail list, so you can begin receiving instructor information from CRD.

CRD monitors instructor performance through instructor evaluations. Instructors are also required to attend an ABR® Instructor Recertification workshop—a continuing requirement that must be met every two years.

Can I teach for other CRD course providers?

Yes, unless you have an exclusive contract with your course provider.

Where and when are the Instructor Recertification Workshops held?

These workshops are attended by both new and veteran instructors and are held several times a year at various locations, but always in conjunction with NAR’s NXT Annual Conference and the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings.

What will I learn in the Instructor Recertification Workshop?

The Instructor Recertification Workshop will cover everything you need to share with students in the classroom. We’ll also cover any updates in the ABR® Designation Course. Further, we’ll spend half a day on instructor development with different topics to assist instructors with teaching skills.

Is the Instructor Recertification Workshop required?

Yes, all instructors must attend once every two years. New instructors are strongly encouraged to attend as quickly as possible, as this workshop will greatly enhance your success as a CRD instructor.

How am I compensated for teaching CRD courses?

CRD is not involved in compensation agreements – unless CRD offers the course.  Compensation is negotiated between you and the course provider. In establishing these agreements, we recommend that you also discuss compensation for hotel, travel, and food expenses, if applicable, and document these terms in writing before you begin teaching.


If you have more questions, please contact:
Dawn Headtke, Director, Business and Instructor Development
E: | P: 312-329-8488