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About the Affiliate Program

The Affiliate Program provides participants with opportunities to earn revenue by promoting the National Association of REALTORS®' official designations, certifications and continuing education courses delivered through Center for REALTOR® Development School of Professional Development & Continuing Education (RU PDCE).

Affiliate Program Highlights

  • Earn 15% on course registrations and 10% on webinars.
  • Monthly specials offered to pass along additional savings to your students. Banners and promotional copy are created each month and sent to each affiliate to distribute to their audience.
  • Tablet-compatible courses make learning convenient
  • CE available in over 40 states
  • Exclusive delivery of NAR's official designation and certification courses

Become an Affiliate

  1. Read the Affiliate Agreement
  2. Complete and submit the online Affiliate Application
  3. Visit the Affiliate Engine to generate unique links

Develop a Revenue Stream

The Affiliate Program was designed to be an easy way for you to provide your visitors with quality, online education and develop a revenue stream for your organization. Affiliates earn 15% commission on course sales and 10% for other e-products such as webinars and videos. It is free to join and there are no sales quotas to meet. Once a student has made a purchase through your affiliate link(s), Center for REALTOR® Development continues to pay your organization 10-15% of that student's future activities.
You are encouraged to market Center for REALTOR® Development as much as possible to ensure you are the entity that owns your students for current and future revenue.

Tips to Increase Revenue Opportunities

  • Find every opportunity to display your links in front of your audience - web site, e-communications, social media channels, etc.
  • Use your communication channels like a store. Like any store, the better you display what is for sale, the more products people are likely to buy.
    Here are a few tips:
    • Make it easy for visitors to see that they can purchase courses directly from your site. Place the Center for REALTOR® Development PDCE logo banner in key areas of you site.
    • Make use of course graphics, logos and banners to promote and boost sales through your link(s) in your e-communications, social media channels etc.

Every Transaction is Private and Secure

At Center for REALTOR® Development, we take security very seriously. Your customers' personal information is encrypted through Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology - one of today's most advanced forms of Internet security. Once encrypted, this information travels from your computer to Center for REALTOR® Development's servers, where it is deciphered and transferred to our ordering system. Most importantly, we do not store credit card information to further protect the privacy and security of your customers.

Contact Us

Contact us at CRD@realtors.org for assistance with setting up your links and to discuss marketing strategies etc.

OPERATING AGREEMENT

AFFILIATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Affiliate Program is an opportunity to earn non-dues revenue by promoting Center for REALTOR® Development education to your members or agents. Simply read the agreement below, fill out and submit the online application. Once your application is approved, you will receive a CUSTOM link to place on your website. You will earn percentage of every registration that comes through that link. For more information visit please the "FAQ" section.

OPERATING AGREEMENT

The following terms and conditions contain the complete agreement between the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (National Association or We or Our) and Affiliate (as an Affiliate you are referred to in this Agreement as either "You", "Your" or the "Affiliate") that apply to your participation in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Affiliate network, and provides for the establishment of links from your Affiliate web site (identified below) to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Web site located at www.onlinelearning.realtor ("Our Web site").

  1. Participation in the Affiliate Program
  2. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Responsibilities
  3. Your Responsibilities
  4. Fees
  5. Payment
  6. Reports
  7. Publicity
  8. License and Use of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and Your Logos and Trade Marks
  9. Representations and Warranties
  10. Indemnification
  11. Term of the Agreement
  12. Modification
  13. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
  14. Compliance with the Agreement
  15. Survival
  16. Force Majeure
  17. Governing Law
  18. Relationship of the Parties
  19. General
  20. Linking License Agreement

1. Participation in the Affiliate Program

To begin, you must enroll by submitting a completed Affiliate Application. We will review your application and notify you of your acceptance or rejection in the Affiliate Program. We may reject your application if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your web site and/or services are unsuitable for participation in the program for any reason, or if the content is in any way unlawful, in any way promotes or facilitates unlawful activities, is harmful, threatening, defamatory, distasteful, obscene or otherwise objectionable or in any way infringes intellectual property rights including trade-mark and copyright of National Association or third parties, including but not limited to the use of National Association trade-marks and domain names, or various misspellings of such marks or names in connection with any Affiliate domain names.

2. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS'® Responsibilities

We will be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make the appropriate links from your site to our web site. We will be solely responsible for processing orders for courses or other services offered and fulfilled by the National Association, responding to inquiries of users who have accessed our web site via your link, and for tracking user access. We will provide you with quarterly reports regarding traffic volume from your site. We reserve the right to refuse service to any user at our sole discretion.

3. Your Responsibilities

You agree that you will cooperate fully with the National Association in order to establish and maintain the "links" and to comply with our Linking Agreement. All Affiliate sites shall display the link in relevant sections of their site. You agree to establish and maintain links in the relevant sections of your site to ensure user access and to actively market and communicate with your constituents (potential customers) to ensure ongoing awareness of the availability of the Courses and to create activity through the links. The links may also be promoted via digital marketing such as email.

You will be solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. Such responsibilities include the technical operation of your site and all related equipment, creating and posting product reviews, descriptions and references on your site and linking those descriptions to our service offering; the accuracy and propriety of the materials posted on your site; ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libelous or otherwise illegal. We disclaim all liability for all such matters.

You may not purchase products or courses from the National Association for resale or commercial use of any kind. This includes orders for customers or on behalf of customers, or orders for products or courses to be used by you or your friends, relatives or associates in any manner. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of Linked User Fees (described below) or the termination of this Agreement. In the event of any change in your e-mail address or mailing address, you will immediately notify us of the change by e-mail at kkerpan@realtors.org.

4. Fees

As consideration for your participation in the Affiliate Program, you will receive fees based on the following conditions:

A person who uses the link on your web site to reach our web site and make their first purchase of courses, webinars e-books, etc. (Products) and for which we have received full payment (hereinafter a "Linked User") will qualify you for Linked User Fees (see Appendix A) for that purchase and any future purchases of Products made by that Linked User for the duration of this Agreement. Linked User Fees will be based on the aggregate amount actually paid to the National Association by the Linked User for purchases of Products, excluding amounts collected by the National Association for taxes, rebates, and similar charges, amounts due to credit card fraud or bad debt and credits for returned Products. Additionally, the Affiliate will not receive any fees, commissions or other consideration for any Products which are not directly sold or fulfilled by the National Association, are trialed and not paid for, or any Products where a fee has not been collected by the National Association. You will not receive Linked User Fees for Products purchased by a person who has previously linked to our web site through another Affiliate's web site. If a Linked User has pre-paid for a course and then withdrawn, any Linked User Fee paid to you on account of such a sale will be deducted from your next quarterly payment or, at our discretion, we will send you an invoice for the corresponding refund if there is no subsequent payment owed to you.

5. Payment

Each quarter, when the total Linked User Fees earned and due to you based on Section 4 above exceeds $250, we will send to you a Linked User Fee check for the applicable Linked User Fees (less any applicable taxes required to be withheld by law) and a statement of activity. Such Linked User Fee check and statements will be sent approximately 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter. Linked User Fee amounts less than $250 will be carried over to the next quarter. All fees will be paid in currency of transaction.

6. Reports

Usage reports will be delivered via e-mail to you by the National Association on a quarterly basis. The form, content and frequency of such reports may vary from time to time at the National Association's sole discretion. Users who purchase Courses through the Affiliate Program will be deemed to be customers of the National Association. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and procedures concerning users of our web site will apply to those users. We may change our policies at any time. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any of our Courses.

7. Publicity

You may not create, publish, distribute or permit the creation, publication or distribution of any written material that describes or promotes the content or benefits of a particular course without our prior written consent. To obtain such consent, please forward your request in detail to: kkerpan@realtors.org .

8. License and Use of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and Your Logos and Trade Marks

The use of our logos and trademarks is subject to the terms and conditions of the Linking Agreement which has been incorporated herein by reference, and agreed upon by you, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

You grant the National Association a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to use your trade marks and logos and similar identifying material related to you but only in the forms supplied to us by you (collectively the "Affiliate Licensed Materials") for the sole purpose of including you on our affiliate' web page and in our promotional materials. We agree not to alter, modify, or change the Affiliate Licensed Materials in any way. We further agree not to use any of the Affiliate Licensed Materials in any other manner without obtaining your prior consent. You reserve all of your rights in the Affiliate Licensed Materials and our right to use the Affiliate Licensed Materials is limited to the extent that you are and remain a member in good standing of the Affiliate Program. You may revoke your license at any time by withdrawing from the Affiliate Program.

9. Representations and Warranties

You hereby represent and warrant to the National Association as follows:

  • You are as of the time of execution of this Agreement fully authorized to validly execute this Agreement and delivery by you of the executed Agreement constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms.
  • The execution, delivery, and performance by you of this Agreement and the consummation by you of the transactions contemplated hereby will not, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, conflict with or violate (i) any provision of law, rule, or regulation to which you are subject, (ii) any order, judgment, or decree applicable to you, (iii) any provision of your by-laws or articles of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to you.

10. Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the National Association and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of its and its affiliates, partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and shareholders, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses arise out of or are based on (i) any misrepresentation of a representation, warranty, condition or breach of a covenant made by you herein, or (ii) any claim related to your site, including content therein not attributable to the National Association.

11. Term of the Agreement

The term of this Agreement will begin upon our notification to you of acceptance of your Affiliate Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to Our Web Site, and all Licensed Materials, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Affiliate Program. We in turn agree to remove from Our Web Site, all links to your site and all Affiliate Licensed Materials. You are only eligible to earn Linked User Fees on sales occurring during the term, and Linked User Fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related National Association Course orders are not cancelled or returned. We reserve the right to withhold your final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid.

12. Modification

We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time in our sole discretion. You will be notified of such changes by email, and a change notice will be posted on Our Web Site. Modifications may include changes in the scope of available Linked User Fees, Linked User Fee schedules, payment procedures, and Affiliate Program terms and conditions. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR WEB SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.

13. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM OR ANY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COURSES SOLD THROUGH THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM (INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR COURSE OR COURSES OR OUR WEB SITE). IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.

NEITHER THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOR OUR PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES WILL BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY). FURTHER, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL LINKED USER FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE PRECEEDING 12 MONTHS.

14. Compliance with the Agreement

We have the right, but not an obligation, to monitor your site and to determine if, from time to time, you are in compliance with the terms of this Agreement. Note that if your site is at any time determined, in our sole discretion, to be unsuitable, we may terminate this Agreement upon written notice to you.

15. Survival

Sections 10, 11 and 14 of this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

16. Force Majeure

No party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform under this Agreement if such delay or failure is due to any contingency beyond its reasonable control.

17. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.

18. Relationship of the Parties

Affiliate shall perform its obligation under this Agreement as an independent contractor. Nothing herein shall be construed to place Affiliate or the National Association in a relationship of employer/employee or principal and agent, partners or joint venturers and neither Affiliate nor the National Association shall have the power to obligate or bind the other in any manner whatsoever.

19. General

No provision of this Agreement may be modified and no waiver hereunder may be granted except as described herein in paragraph 13 or by a written instrument signed by the National Association and Affiliate. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by each of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns. This Agreement, together with any agreements linked to this Agreement and any agreements and documents to be delivered pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement. There are no conditions, representations, warranties or other agreements between the parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement, whether oral or written, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, except as specifically set out in this Agreement. The parties have expressly agreed that this Agreement shall become binding upon the parties upon the acceptance by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF the Affiliate's Application.

LINKING AGREEMENT

LINKING LICENSE AGREEMENT

Welcome to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (National Association) Linking Library. By signing this agreement, electing one of options from Appendix A to this Linking License Agreement and downloading and using any one of the logos and designs set out on this page (the "Links"), you acknowledge that you wish to become an Affiliate Partner and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this limited license. You agree to use the Links solely for the purposes authorized by the National Association and solely for as long as you remain in good standing as an Affiliate with National Association.

You agree that you will cooperate fully with the National Association in order to maintain and establish the Links. You also agree that you will only use those Link graphic and text images that are provided to you by the National Association and that you will replace such images with any new images which we may provide from time to time.

You agree that all Links shall appear as they appear on this page and that you shall not alter, modify or change them in any way, including changes to proportions, color or size.

You may not use or display the Link in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by the National Association' outside of your participation in our Affiliate, CE Administrator, Sponsorship or Content Provider Programs.

You may not use the Link to disparage the National Association, its content providers, sponsors, products or services, nor may you use the Link in any way which may diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill.

All web pages containing the Link must include the following language: "REALTOR®, REALTORS®, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and associated design and word marks are trade-marks used under license." The National Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these terms and replace the Links at any time. The National Association reserves the right to take any and all actions, including injunctive relief, against any use that violates the terms of this license

Appendix A:

Option 1: Affiliate

  • Campus affiliate receives the benefits listed above. No other customization is available
  • Royalty:
    • 10% affiliate royalty (see Linked Fees Definition above in Section 4.) to campus affiliate for webinar sales
    • 15% affiliate royalty for online course sales.
  • Cost: $0.00

Option 2: Campus Affiliate

  • Campus affiliate receives the benefits listed above plus the following additional benefits of partnership including:
    • Custom branding
    • Custom catalog
    • Master Catalog (may contain any available LLI/NAR content)
    • Further content may be developed and added at an additional fee
    • Further customization is available at an additional fee
  • Royalty:
    • 10% affiliate royalty (see Linked Fees Definition above in Section 4.) to campus affiliate for webinar sales
    • 15% affiliate royalty for online course sales.
  • Cost: please contact Learning Library at sales@learninglibrary.com

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FAQ

Become an Affiliate

  1. Read the Operating Agreement
  2. Complete the online Application form
    We typically review registration forms within one to two business days. Upon approval, you will receive a welcome providing you instructions to get started building your store and detailed instructions on how to enter and use our 'members only' area.
  3. Create your links
    Once your site has been approved, you will receive access to our linking instructions and marketing materials which provide you with fast and easy ways to link to virtually any page on our site or to embed in any communication tool
  4. Start Earning Referral Fees
    Sales generated by your links pay referral fees quarterly.

Does it cost anything to become an Affiliate?

No, there are no fees of any kind for applying to and participating in the Affiliate Program. There is also no minimum sales requirement and you start earning referral fees from your first transaction.

Does my website qualify for the Affiliate Program?

Most sites will qualify to participate in the program; however, we may reject sites that we determine are unsuitable. Examples of sites that would NOT qualify for participation include:

  • Sites that promote sexually explicit material
  • Sites that promote violence
  • Sites that promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Sites that promote illegal activities
  • Sites that violate intellectual property rights

Can I participate if I live outside of North America?

Yes, you may participate in the Affiliate Program if you live outside the United States. All you need to join is a Web site (or an idea for a Web site) that does not:

  • Promote sexually explicit materials
  • Promote violence
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Promote illegal activities
  • Violate intellectual property rights

We suggest that you read the complete text of the Operating Agreement before you join. You should also know that referral fees are paid 30 days after the end of each quarter in Canadian dollars or their U.S. equivalents (based on agreement)

Can I apply to the Affiliate Program more than once?

Yes, but only for separate website URLs, which you own.

I have more than one site. Can I register all of them as Affiliates?

You can sign up separately for each site you own. This option will provide you with a separate Associates ID for each site you maintain. For accounting purposes, you will receive a separate check for each account.

How should I design my site link?

Every site is unique. You and as such your link should have the same look and feel like the rest of your site, or perhaps, highlight a special promotion or feature of our site, etc. You can also embed links in any other marketing tool you have to communicate with your audience.

I don't know how to write HTML or use my site development tool. Will you help me?

Even though we won't be able to help you build your Web site or help you learn HTML, we've made linking to our campus quite simple to execute.

How can I suggest new courses, content providers/speakers, etc?

Please e-mail your thoughts and ideas to kkerpan@realtors.org.

What if I want to sign up for hundreds of Associate IDs? Will the Affiliate Program support that?

You may apply for as many IDs as you wish however we reserve the right to approve or not and you are responsible for logging in separately for each Associate ID, maintaining correct account information, and monitoring the reports for each one.

Can I take the order on my site and just send the customer and order information to you?

No. Our frequent content and pricing updates are all part of our integrated solution ensures that your visitors get the most up-to-date information and ordering options available. In addition, a customer's contact and billing information is crucial to our ability to offer integral customer service and educational support.

Can a non-profit join the Affiliate Program?

Yes, we encourage non-profits to join our program.

How do you track orders coming from my site?

An Affiliate ID is assigned when your application is approved. When you embed your unique ID in your site or any communication tools this tells us which Affiliate sent the customer to us and is immediately assigned to you for referral fee tracking. However, its absolutely imperative you use this ID in all links or we will not know who sent us the customer.

Do you have an online reporting feature so that I can keep track of my earnings and traffic?

Yes. Once you've been accepted into the program, you will have access to our "members only" area. There, you'll be able to view your earnings and traffic reports at any time. These reports not only show you what you earn, they also show you how much and what your customers are buying, which will help you determine what sells from your site.

What products qualify for referral fees?

You earn a referral fee on each sale, as long as the customer pays for the item. Each item will be sold to your visitors at the same price offered on our site. Any discount offered to our customers will also apply to customers who follow special links from your site. Because prices fluctuate, we strictly prohibit the practice of Affiliates posting price information on their sites.

When and how do I get paid?

We will pay you referral fees on a quarterly basis. Approximately 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31), we will send you a quarterly report and a check for the referral fees on earned products that were purchased during that quarter, less any taxes that we are required by law to withhold. The Operating Agreement states that if the fees payable to you for any calendar quarter are less than $250.00, we will hold those fees until the total amount due is at least $250.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated. If a product that generated a referral fee is returned by the customer, we will deduct the corresponding fee from your next quarterly payment. If there is no subsequent payment, we reserve the right to send you a bill for the fee at the end of the following quarter.

Do I have to meet sales quotas or performance tiers before I can earn fees?

No. Unlike many other Affiliate programs, we do not require our Affiliates to meet sales quotas or performance tiers to earn their fees.

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