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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Emeritus Programs

Emeritus status is offered by REALTOR® associations to recognize an individual's contributions and longevity to the REALTOR® community and industry.  

Each level of the REALTOR® associations (local, state, and national) have their own Emeritus Status programs, with their own criteria for eligibility. If you are approved for Emeritus Status through one association, it does not mean necessarily mean that you are granted Emeritus Status through other associations. 

If you are a GCAAR member interested in Emeritus Status, please see the corresponding sections below. Note that the GCAAR applications can be filled out digitally, but you must download the application after completing the other sections and digitally sign in Adobe. 

You can submit your application to memberservices@gcaar.com during the application period, starting May 1.

GCAAR Primary REALTOR® Emeritus Status Program

GCAAR recognizes the contributions of our longest-serving members and has established the following criteria, effective for the 2022 billing cycle:

  • Any member who has held a membership with National Association of REALTORS® for 40 or more years and has held a primary REALTOR® member of GCAAR* for at least 21 years, with at least the last 5 consecutive years with GCAAR. In addition, must have proof of at least one year of service on a committee with GCAAR*.
  • Or, any member who has held a membership with National Association of REALTORS® for 50 or more years and has held a primary REALTOR® membership with GCAAR for at least 26 years, with at least the last 5 consecutive years with GCAAR. No service at the local REALTOR® association needed.

*Including Montgomery County Board of REALTORS®, Montgomery County Association of REALTORS®, and/or Washington DC Association of REALTORS®

Applications are due to GCAAR by July 31 preceding the fall billing cycle. If approved, local GCAAR dues will be waived for primary REALTOR® membership through GCAAR.

Apply for primary REALTOR® Emeritus status.

GCAAR Affiliate Emeritus Status Program

GCAAR recognizes the outstanding contributions of our affiliate members and has established the following criteria, effective for the 2022 billing cycle:

  • Any affiliate member who has held an affiliate membership with GCAAR* for 40 or more years and has proof of at least one year of service on a committee with GCAAR*.

*Including Montgomery County Board of REALTORS®, Montgomery County Association of REALTORS®, and/or Washington DC Association of REALTORS®

Applications are due to GCAAR by July 31 preceding the fall billing cycle. If approved, local GCAAR dues will be waived for affiliate membership through GCAAR.

Apply for Affiliate Emeritus status.

DCAR Primary REALTOR® Emeritus Status Program

The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® offers emeritus status and has established the following criteria, effective for the 2022 billing cycle:

  • Any member who has held a membership with National Association of REALTORS® for 40 or more years and has held a primary state REALTOR® member of DCAR* for at least 21 years, with at least the last 5 consecutive years with DCAR. In addition, must have proof of at least one year of service on a committee at the local* or state* REALTOR® association level.
  • Or, any member who has held a REALTOR® membership of 50 or more years and has held a primary REALTOR® membership with DCAR for at least 26 years, with at least the last 5 consecutive years with DCAR. No service at the local* or state* REALTOR® association needed.

*Including Montgomery County Board of REALTORS®, Montgomery County Association of REALTORS®, and/or Washington DC Association of REALTORS®

Applications are due to DCAR by July 31 preceding the fall billing cycle. If approved, primary state DCAR dues will be waived as long as one maintains their primary state REALTOR® membership through DCAR.

Maryland REALTORS® Emeritus Status Program

Maryland REALTORS® recognize the following as emeritus members:

  • A REALTOR® who has held membership in with Maryland REALTORS® for a cumulative period of fifty (50) years is eligible for REALTORS® Emeritus status.

See the Maryland REALTORS® Emeritus Application or their website for more information and deadlines.  Upon approval, no further payment of dues to Maryland REALTORS® is necessary.

National Association of REALTORS® Emeritus Status Program

National Association of REALTORS® has established the following criteria for their Emeritus Status program.

  • Forty (40) years of REALTOR® or REALTOR-Associate® (or both) membership
  • Proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level

*Service is defined as serving as an NAR officer, director, committee member, Federal Political Coordinator, Global Ambassador, or Global Coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.

Contact memberservices@gcaar.com by March 1 or September 1 in order to apply.  GCAAR staff will work with you to complete your application and submit on your behalf. 

Upon approval, no further payment of dues to the National Association is necessary.