What is a “broker”?
The Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) identifies two types of brokers:
- Designated Broker, the responsible person inside a brokerage for all the sales and broker licensees affiliated with that firm. The ADRE mandates supervisory duties for this type.
- Associate Broker, a salesperson with more education and experience licensed with a Designated Broker.
The REALTOR® and MLS worlds identify two different types of office leaders:
- Designated REALTOR® (definition and link coming from NAR)
- MLS Participant (definition and link coming from NAR)
To add to the confusion, the roles and titles are not interchangeable, but sometimes they are related.
For Example: A firm’s Designated Broker, Designated REALTOR®, and MLS Participant may be the same person, or three different individuals can each do one “job”: the Designated Broker is responsible to ADRE, the Designated REALTOR® is responsible to the REALTOR® association, and the MLS Participant is responsible to the Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS). The Designated REALTOR® and MLS Participant must be a principal, partner, or corporate officer who has the authority to act on behalf of the firm and can offer and receive compensation on behalf of the firm.
New Education Requirements
Under the law just passed by the Arizona Legislature that becomes effective January 1, 2013, Designated Brokers and Associate Brokers, as well as sales associates who manage offices, must take 30 hours of continuing education every two years — and they must be in the form of three 3 hour classes in Broker Management. Associate brokers who DO NOT manage a branch office will need to take 24 hours of CE every two years.
Broker Management Clinic
Everyone who wants to become a broker must attend a Broker Management Clinic either immediately after they receive their license or within the preceding 23 months.
The New Broker Participant Orientation Packet is designed to shorten the learning curve for the new Broker, now in the role of New Participant.
Salesperson or Associate Broker Change Form (LI-202)
Broker Candidate Experience Verification Form (LI-226)
Employing Broker Change FormDownload Form > (This form is NOT for SALESPERSON or ASSOCIATE BROKER changes)
Request for Broker Candidate Experience Verification (LI-226)
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