Categories of Membership
The REALTORS® Land Institute offers different categories of membership to ensure that each of our member’s needs are met to the fullest. Not sure which category of membership is the best fit for you? Contact staff at 800.441.5263 to learn more.
Institute members who do not hold the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation are considered Active Members of the Institute. Active Members may vote and hold certain offices in the organization only if they hold a category of membership as a REALTOR® or a REALTOR® ASSOCIATE member of the National Association of REALTORS®, or hold Institute Affiliate membership in a member Board/Association. Members retain their status and all coursework credit earned toward the ALC designation as long as their membership in the Institute is maintained. Institute members qualify for all Member Benefits.
Annual Membership Dues: $445.
Accredited Members – ALC Designees
Accredited Members are Active Members of the Institute who have achieved the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation and must hold a category of membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as either a REALTORS® or REALTORS® ASSOCIATE or as an Institute Affiliate* member of NAR. Accredited members may vote and hold office in the organization. Accredited Members retain the ALC designation as long as their membership in the organization is maintained. Accredited Members qualify for all ALC-level Member Benefits.
Annual Membership Dues: $445
The ALC designation requires a separate ALC Application.**
Military Transition Program (MTP) Members
RLI’s Military Transition Program (MTP) is designed to assist transitioning service members into the land real estate industry. The program is available to veterans who have served in the US Military starting in the year 2000 or later. It offers unparalleled networking and camaraderie among land professionals as well as the ability to learn from fellow members’ knowledge and years of experience to gain competence and confidence as a land professional.
The Military Transition Program benefits are valued at over $1,800:
- First full year of membership – FREE! ($445 value)
- Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage course – FREE! ($445 value)
- One additional LANDU elective course – FREE! ($445 value)
- The John Eshenbaugh Military Scholarship ($500 value)
- Exclusive remote networking teleconferences for all MTP Members
Read the experience of one MTP member’s transition from military to land real estate through the program here. To apply, complete and submit the MTP Membership application to email@example.com or by calling 800-441-5263.
Associate Members are service providers, sponsors, and related individuals who are engaged in endeavors related to the objectives of the Institute but who do not aspire to hold the ALC designation. These members may not vote or hold office and are not required to hold membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Annual Membership Dues: $445.
Associate Membership requires a separate Associate Member Application.
Non-Practitioner Instructor Members are Associate Members who teach courses for the Land University Curriculum, and include but are not limited to tax advisers, securities experts, and related professionals. These Associate Members may not vote or hold office and are not required to hold a category of membership in the National Association.
Annual Membership Dues: $145.
Government and Non-Profit Employee Members
Government and Non-Profit Employees are Associate Members who are employed by government agencies or non-profit organizations that are engaged in endeavors related to land issues but are non-real estate practitioners who do not aspire to achieve the ALC designation. These Associate Members may not vote or hold office and are not required to hold a category of membership in the National Association.
Annual Membership Dues: $445.
International Membership Category
International Institute Members are those who live and work outside the U.S. and Canada for more than nine months of the year. The annual fee is $195 a year. They may vote and hold office only if they hold a category of membership as a REALTOR® or a REALTOR® ASSOCIATE member of the National Association, or hold Institute Affiliate membership in a member Board/Association. If you are interested in the International Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation, please contact the Institute at 800-441-5263.
New International Members will receive a FREE 2016 membership.
Emeritus Members shall be those who are recognized by the Institute for extraordinary service to the Institute, who have held an Institute National Office, who have been continuous members or ALC designees for at least 20 years, and who are at least 70 years old. Emeritus members have voting privileges and are entitled to receive all services accorded Institute membership. The dues are one-quarter of the regular dues for Institute members. To apply for Emeritus Membership status, the requirements must be met and a letter of intent must be submitted to the Institute Board of Directors c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Honorary Membership is awarded to an individual who displays exceptional contributions and achievements to the business of land but is not necessarily one who would qualify to earn the Accredited Land Consultant designation. To receive an application for this category of membership, the Institute should be contacted at email@example.com. The completed application will be brought before the Board of Directors for approval. The Honorary Members cannot vote or hold office and are not required to hold membership in the National Association of REALTORS®. This membership is for a twelve-month period.
University Professor Membership
University Professor Members are those who serve as academic professors in a university setting.
Annual membership dues: $195.
Please contact National at 800-441-5263 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Student Members are those individuals attending an institution of higher education on a full-time basis, who are not licensed as real estate practitioners, and who are interested in the land specialty and real estate profession. These members may not vote or hold office and are not required to hold membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Annual Membership Dues: $75. Please contact National at 800-441-5263 or email@example.com for additional requirements Student Application.
*Institute Affiliate membership in the National of Association of REALTORS requires an annual fee.
For additional information on membership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 800-441-5263.
**If you are an ALC designated member and you allow your Institute membership to lapse you are no longer allowed to use the ALC designation or refer to yourself as an ALC. If you have allowed your membership to lapse and would like to reactive your ALC designation, you must renew your membership and pay a $350 ALC designation re-activation fee. If the lapse period is over 5 years, you will be required to retake the ALC examination.
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