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ADF Workshop
How to complete the Online
Applicant Data Form (ADF)

RCE Facts
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for

REALTOR association executives

RCE Facts
RCE designees are committed to
the REALTOR organization and territories

400+ RCE designees in 49 states

Its All On-line!

Designation Information Online Applicant Data Form

List of tips for the ADF

Gives a full list of ideas on completing the form Go to: http// Click Here

The RCE Process

Online Applicant Data Form (ADF)
Submit online at

ADFs are graded; points are awarded 350 points needed to take exam

RCE Designation Process

Four steps to earning the

Comprehensive application In depth study

Multiple-choice exam
Local on-line exam option

Streamlined process:
3 hour multiple-choice format Documentation no longer
required (except articles)

Fewer references to study

RCE CAE+5 Program

CAE designees with 5 years
REALTOR association or real estate management experience

Condensed exam on

REALTOR association topics Local on-line exam option: State and local associations can sponsor the RCE or CAE+5 exam locally


Free Virtual Study Groups

Beginning in April September 2011 Offered online weekly via WebEx Open to RCE candidates Facilitated by RCE Board Members
and NAR subject matter experts

ADF Help Guide

Guide covers specific questions and
how to answer It gives you an idea of each point earned It helps you calculate the hours/points Suggestions and examples on how to fill in the information

ADF Help Guide

List of all the AEI locations and dates List of all University of Chicago
classes and dates Filling out the ADF is easy with this Guide

Go to:

Create an online ADF and add to it as
you complete professional development activities NAR committee history click here State association activities Resume ADF Help guide online click here

ADF Section I
Years of experience
Chief Executive Officer Staff specialist Other association management

ADF Section II
Attendance at AEI University of Chicago NAR self study courses E-PRO Other designations College/CEU

ADF Section II
Association Management courses State/regional AE education ASAE/Allied meetings RCE ADF workshop/study groups Industry related conferences NAR Leadership luncheons

ADF Section III

Presentations Leader/panelist Articles documentation required NAR AE committees NAR committees State/Regional AE committees State/Regional REALTOR
committees AE conferences

ADF Section IV
Articles outside NAR documentation
required Presentations outside NAR Membership outside association management

ADF - Section V
Political Involvement
Rallies/fundraisers Legislative/Congressional Briefings/Hill Visits Calls to Action Community Forum

ADF Section VI
Major accomplishment
Association Management Activity Impact/Benefit to association or state

Is The RCE Designation For You?

Commitment to association Increased leadership role Knowledge and skills enhanced Networking

Is The RCE Designation For You?

development Pride Recognition Career enhancement

New designees recognized at 2010 AEI

The Answer Book The Source for REALTOR Association Management

Access to the Answer Book is FREE!
A must have reference for every
local and state REALTOR association office REALTOR association management information designation

A comprehensive compilation of

Primary study resource for the RCE

Visit to access

Advanced REALTOR Association Management Self-Study Course

Online interactive self-study course Prepares candidates for the RCE exam One year to complete course Earn 75 points on ADF Available until April 18, for just $99! -- save 20%!

Exam Format
120 questions broken into 3 modules

Local on-line exam option 60 minutes to complete each module Passing score of 75% on each of the 3

Primary reference: The Answer Book

Board Policy References on-line at

On-line RCE Exam Option

The RCE exam can be taken locally on-line up to four weeks before the exam is offered at NAR meetings
(with an RCE proctor)

Exam Modules
I. Manage the Association and Its
Business Operations

II. Understand the Structure of the

REALTOR Organization/ Foster Effective Interpersonal Relationships Issues and Trends/ Acquire and Communicate Valuable Information

III. Understand Real Estate Industry


Dividends, interest, annuities, and royalties are examples of __________.


A: B: C: D:
for-profit income subsidiary corporate income passive income taxable income


C: passive income

What Can RCE Do For Your Association?

Increases professionalism and value of association Enhances decision-making abilities Keeps AEs on leading edge of industry Recognizes commitment to REALTOR organization

5 Reason to earn your RCE!

Confirms your competency as a REALTOR association executive Establishes you as a high achiever Enhances your career opportunities Increases your competitive edge Leads to higher earnings, and thats a fact

RCE Designees Testimonials

I believe in a culture of education
and the professional opportunities that it provides. I was absolutely amazed at what I learned by studying all the RCE course materials, and how proud it made me to work for an organization That places such strong emphasis On standards of practices and excellence in general. I would recommend the RCE program to ANY REALTOR AE!."
Dale Stinton, RCE, CAE, CPA National Association of REALTORS

RCE Designees Testimonials

Preparing for and earning the RCE designation was an awesome and eye-opening experience. I highly recommend it to any AE striving for excellence and am proud to work within an organization that not only focuses on education, but that has put together such a complete body of knowledge.

Nancy Baker, RCE Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS, FL

Leadership Luncheon for Everyone

national meetings. Relevant industry issues are presented. Next program will be held May 13, Washington, D.C.

Held at both NAR

Seven Strategic Conversations that Could Transform your Association With Susan Sarfati, CAE

2010 Another RCE Banner Year! 50 applications received and 48 new RCEs!

So, what are YOU waiting for?


Submit your ADF by July 1 or December 1

And the winner is

Submit your business card in the
drawing for a chance to win a free Advanced REALTORS Association Management Self-Study Course


Contact Renee Holland, 312/329-8545,

Krystal Allen, 312/329-8514, For information on the RCE Designation program