How to Earn Your SFR®

It’s never been simpler!

Take your business to the next level

Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification courses are offered online and in-person so you can learn at the pace that works with your busy schedule.

Here’s how you can get started:

3 easy Steps to get certified

The SFR® certification course is available in both a live classroom setting and online. Choose to learn with the guidance of an instructor and interaction with other students in a classroom or virtually, or learn at your own pace and according to your schedule with the online course.

STEP 1. Be a member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®.


STEP 2. Complete the course.

Short Sales and Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know is available in-person or online.

  • Available in classroom or live broadcast, one day in length. Search providers at Cost varies by provider.
  • Take the online course through the Center for REALTOR® Development for $130.

STEP 3. Submit the one-time application fee.

Once you receive acknowledgment of your course credit, submit your one-time application fee of $175 to complete your certification and access your member benefits.

What Happens Next?

  • If you took the online course: Course completions will be processed and entered in our database weekly.
  • If you took the classroom course: Course completion information will be entered once the course provider has submitted a class roster to us. This can take up to 2 weeks.
  • Once we have logged your course completion, we will email you an invitation to apply for the PSA Certification online and you can submit your application payment.


Short Sales and Foreclosures: What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation.

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