BPO Certification, Interactive Training and Midyear

RPR Partners With NAR BPO Certification

RPR is partnering on a BPO “Broker Price Opinion” certification program developed by The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in response to both housing market conditions and member needs. The program is a 1-day course, designed to help REALTORS® learn best practices when fulfilling BPO’s through a revised certification program.

The first series of classes are scheduled to begin May 10, 2011 in Washington D.C.  REALTORS® participating in the program will learn about how the BPO system works, using the RPR application and valuation tools, as well as a variety of other resources. The certification program ends with a comprehensive test, designed to ensure attendees understand the principals required for a BPO.  Upon completion, the attendees will have the opportunity to receive BPO orders.  These orders will only be available to REALTORS® who have completed the NAR certification program.

Once the course is completed and the application fees have been paid, the BPO designation will be automatically included in your NRDS profile, and can then be added next to your name. This will also trigger a few events, starting with the agent’s enrollment into the BPO panels. Participation in the panels will allow the agents to begin to receive BPO orders.  Order levels will vary by location, based upon BPO order volume in a specific market area.

RPR Training Resources

We have made the RPR training classes more interactive, allowing REALTORS® to ask questions throughout the session, as well as new audio options which allow participants to use their computer, headphones, or phone. Classes include: RPR Basics, RPR Mobile, Q/A Round-up, Train the Trainer for Brokerage or MLS staff and dozens of other video tutorials, including Spanish sub-titles. Each training session is limited to 25 attendees; with multiple options to attend each weekday. Please review our full training calendar at blog.narrpr.com/training.

RPR at NAR Mid-year meetings

If you are attending the NAR Mid-year conferences in Washington D.C., May 9-14 make sure you visit RPR in the NAR kiosk, booth #1800 at the Trade Show and Expo.  RPR staff will be available to show you the latest features of the RPR system and provide updates on your local market area.   Let us show you what RPR can do for you!

16 replies
  1. Maggie Dokic
    Maggie Dokic says:

    Where can I get more information as to cost of certification?

    Will the training be offered online also? I’m not able to attend the D.C. class. The training link doesn’t appear to have the BPO classes on there. At least I could not find them.

    Will LSI be assigning REO listings to those agents completing BPO’s for them?


      • Chris Collins, ABR, CRS, GRI, WHS
        Chris Collins, ABR, CRS, GRI, WHS says:

        Reggie – Do you know about how to enroll in the 5/10 class in DC??

        I can’t find information on that anywhere.

        Thank You!


  2. Chris Collins, ABR, CRS, GRI, WHS
    Chris Collins, ABR, CRS, GRI, WHS says:

    How do I enroll in the RPR BPO Certification Class starting 5/10 in Washington DC. I’ll be there with a flexible schedule on the 10th! I didn’t find a link or direction for enrollment.

  3. Shelly
    Shelly says:

    I am interested in the BPO certification, is this available now? How do I get more information on this class?


  4. Ian Leburn
    Ian Leburn says:

    I’m interested in obtaining the BPO Certification. I’m located in south Florida any suggestions ?

  5. Reggie
    Reggie says:

    Hi All- For those interested in the BPO Certification and class schedule, visit this site. In June, the BPO Certification classes will also be offered virtually. I will post that information to the RPR blog soon.

  6. William Livesay
    William Livesay says:

    I got really excited when I saw this,however when I called NAR they referred me to my own local board of Realtors in Jacksonville,Fl. (NEFAR), who knew absolutely nothing about it. I sincerely wish someone could send me some info about the next BPO Certification class. I am willing to travel to attend it and knew nothing about the one held in D.C. earlier this month. HELPPPP!

  7. Linda Laycock
    Linda Laycock says:

    I have been watching for a BPO Class online for a long time. Realtor University first said June and now July so the wait is almost over. Is there anyway to be notified when it hits?

  8. Susan Robinson
    Susan Robinson says:

    I am a Realtor in New Orleans and would like some information as to taking the BPO certification class. Would you please forward me any information and if this is being offered online. Thanks for your help.


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