What do I need to do to renew my license and/or membership?

All NWAR Members (REALTORS & Affiliates) will receive a statement annually around the end of September to renew your membership for the following calendar year.  This statement includes your local, state and national membership dues.   Annual dues are due by December 1st and you may view our dues table here.  Those who have not renewed by 12/31 will be suspended on January 1st and will additionally be subject to the WRA and NWAR initiation fees of $375.

All REALTORS (Salespersons, Brokers & Appraisers) are also required to complete biennial NAR Code of Ethics training.  This can be fulfilled by two methods: either completing WRA's version of the ethics-related CE course (3rd party CE providers do not qualify), or you can complete NAR's free online ethics course here:  https://www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics/training.  REALTORS have until December 31st of each even-numbered year to fulfill this requirement to avoid suspension until it is completed.

If you are a licensed salesperson or broker, you will also need to renew your license every even-numbered year after completing 18 hours of continuing education.  WRA offers live CE at their Winter Convention that is right here in the Northwoods (usually Lake of the Torches) in January of every even year, and NWAR offers live CE later that spring followed by video-based courses throughout the remainder of each even year.  Once you have completed all 18 hours of CE, you can then renew your license following the instructions you will receive a green postcard from the Wisconsin Dept. of Safety & Professional Services in October.  License renewals must be done no later than December 14th of each even-numbered year.  Find out more at https://www.wra.org/LicensingReq/ and when you are ready to renew, you can visit the DSPS website here to renew online.

Licensed appraisers must complete 28 hours of CE every two-year licensing period (which end in odd years), 7 of which must be USPAP in order to renew their license.  NWAR does not offer appraisal CE courses, but WRA does offer CE courses throughout the year.  Find out more at https://www.wra.org/Education/AppraiserLicenseRequirements/ and when you are ready to renew, you can visit the DSPS website here to renew online.