According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), more than 10 million BPOs are performed annually throughout the country and more than 81,000 BPO orders are available today in California. BPOs provide critical information for decisions, and have been widely adopted as a valuation tool in the mortgage industry and for government programs intended to aid the economy. For REALTORS®, BPOs provide multiple professional and financial opportunities for growth and expansion.

Learn how to take advantage of this growing demand for property valuations, provide professional and accurate BPOs, and reduce your risk with NAR’s BPO Resource (BPOR) Certification.

Begin your certification now, take the core course online at NAR’s REALTOR® University.

During the online core course, “BPOs: The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process,” you will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate a property and learn to efficiently generate accurate and professional reports. The course will explore the multiple uses of BPOs, how BPOs can and cannot be used, and how to filter and select comparables to create expert and precise BPOs. The one-day core course is required to earn your certification.

In addition to completing the course you will need to view a free one-hour webinar and submit your application with a one-time certification fee.

For more information about the online BPOR course, please visit NAR’s REALTOR® University.

What the BPOR certification provides:

  • Eligibility to receive BPO orders – click here for more details
  • Usage of the BPOR letters after your name and in your marketing materials
  • BPOR digital certificate
  • Differentiation as a BPOR in the Online directory
  • Logo files that can be used on business cards, email signatures and print ads
  • BPOR pins available for purchase
  • No annual certification dues (must maintain membership in NAR to use BPOR)

For more information about the BPOR Certification, visit

Prefer to take your course with a live instructor?

C.A.R. Education also offers this class as a live lecture course at a location near you. For more information, please visit C.A.R. Education’s Calendar at: