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Online Course Providers
Online Course Provider Overview
Our Online Course Provider Program enables you to offer high-quality, on-demand National Association of REALTORS®' designation, certification and continuing education courses while also earning revenue for your organization. All courses are delivered through NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development.
Benefits of Being An Online Course Provider
- Earn 15% revenue on CRD courses purchased by students who originate via your links
- Free to join and no sales quotas to meet
- Provide your members with access to NAR’s courses & all of their benefits
- Online learning gives your members a flexible, convenient way to grow professionally
- Most courses offer CE credit at no additional charge
- Dedicated and secure administration site with link generation and reporting capabilities
- Personalized training & demonstrations
- Downloadable marketing materials
Every Transaction is Private and Secure
At the Center for REALTOR® Development, we take security very seriously. Your customers' personal information is encrypted through Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology - one of today's most advanced forms of Internet security. Once encrypted, this information travels from your computer to the Center for REALTOR® Development's servers, where it is deciphered and transferred to our ordering system. Most importantly, we do not store credit card information to further protect the privacy and security of your customers.
Become An Online Course Provider
Email us at CRD@realtors.org with questions or for assistance.
Online Course Provider Overview
The Online Course Provider Program is an opportunity to earn non-dues revenue by promoting the Center for REALTOR® Development education to your members or agents. Simply read the agreement below and then fill out and submit the online application. If your application is approved, you will receive log-in information for your administrative portal and directions for setting up your unique affiliate links. Once your links are set up, you will earn a percentage of every registration that comes through those links. For more information, please visit the "FAQ" section.
The following terms and conditions contain the complete agreement between the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (National Association or We or Our) and Provider (as a Provider you are referred to in this Agreement as either "You", "Your" or the "Provider") that apply to your participation in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Online Course Providers network, and provides for the establishment of links from your Provider web site (identified below) to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Web site located at www.onlinelearning.realtor ("Our Web site").
- Participation in the Providers Program
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Responsibilities
- Your Responsibilities
- License and Use of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and Your Logos and Trade Marks
- Representations and Warranties
- Term of the Agreement
- Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
- Compliance with the Agreement
- Force Majeure
- Governing Law
- Relationship of the Parties
- Linking License Agreement
1. Participation in the Online Course Provider Program
To begin, you must enroll by submitting a completed online course provider application. We will review your application and notify you of your acceptance or rejection in the Online Course Provider Program. We may reject your application if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your web site and/or services are unsuitable for participation in the program for any reason, or if the content is in any way unlawful, in any way promotes or facilitates unlawful activities, is harmful, threatening, defamatory, distasteful, obscene or otherwise objectionable or in any way infringes intellectual property rights including trade-mark and copyright of National Association or third parties, including but not limited to the use of National Association trade-marks and domain names, or various misspellings of such marks or names in connection with any online course provider domain names.
2. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS'® Responsibilities
We will be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make the appropriate links from your site to our web site. We will be solely responsible for processing orders for courses or other services offered and fulfilled by the National Association, responding to inquiries of users who have accessed our web site via your link, and for tracking user access. We will provide you with quarterly reports regarding traffic volume from your site. We reserve the right to refuse service to any user at our sole discretion.
3. Your Responsibilities
You agree that you will cooperate fully with the National Association in order to establish and maintain the "links" and to comply with our Linking Agreement. All Provider sites shall display the link in relevant sections of their site. You agree to establish and maintain links in the relevant sections of your site to ensure user access and to actively market and communicate with your constituents (potential customers) to ensure ongoing awareness of the availability of the Courses and to create activity through the links. The links may also be promoted via digital marketing such as email.
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. Such responsibilities include the technical operation of your site and all related equipment, creating and posting product reviews, descriptions and references on your site and linking those descriptions to our service offering; the accuracy and propriety of the materials posted on your site; ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libelous or otherwise illegal. We disclaim all liability for all such matters.
You may not purchase products or courses from the National Association for resale or commercial use of any kind. This includes orders for customers or on behalf of customers, or orders for products or courses to be used by you or your friends, relatives or associates in any manner. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of Linked User Fees (described below) or the termination of this Agreement. In the event of any change in your e-mail address or mailing address, you will immediately notify us of the change by e-mail at email@example.com.
As consideration for your participation in the Online Course Provider Program, you will receive fees based on the following conditions:
A person who uses the link on your web site to reach our web site and make their first purchase of courses, webinars e-books, etc. (Products) and for which we have received full payment (hereinafter a "Linked User") will qualify you for Linked User Fees (see Appendix A) for that purchase and any future purchases of Products made by that Linked User for the duration of this Agreement. Linked User Fees will be based on the aggregate amount actually paid to the National Association by the Linked User for purchases of Products, excluding amounts collected by the National Association for taxes, rebates, and similar charges, amounts due to credit card fraud or bad debt and credits for returned Products. Additionally, the Online Course Providers will not receive any fees, commissions or other consideration for any Products which are not directly sold or fulfilled by the National Association, are trialed and not paid for, or any Products where a fee has not been collected by the National Association. You will not receive Linked User Fees for Products purchased by a person who has previously linked to our web site through another Online Course Provider's web site. If a Linked User has pre-paid for a course and then withdrawn, any Linked User Fee paid to you on account of such a sale will be deducted from your next quarterly payment or, at our discretion, we will send you an invoice for the corresponding refund if there is no subsequent payment owed to you.
Each quarter, when the total Linked User Fees earned and due to you based on Section 4 above exceeds $250, we will send to you a Linked User Fee check for the applicable Linked User Fees (less any applicable taxes required to be withheld by law) and a statement of activity. Such Linked User Fee check and statements will be sent approximately 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter. Linked User Fee amounts less than $250 will be carried over to the next quarter. All fees will be paid in currency of transaction.
Usage reports will be delivered via e-mail to you by the National Association on a quarterly basis. The form, content and frequency of such reports may vary from time to time at the National Association's sole discretion. Users who purchase Courses through the Online Course Provider Program will be deemed to be customers of the National Association. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and procedures concerning users of our web site will apply to those users. We may change our policies at any time. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any of our Courses.
You may not create, publish, distribute or permit the creation, publication or distribution of any written material that describes or promotes the content or benefits of a particular course without our prior written consent. To obtain such consent, please forward your request in detail to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
8. License and Use of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and Your Logos and Trade Marks
The use of our logos and trademarks is subject to the terms and conditions of the Linking Agreement which has been incorporated herein by reference, and agreed upon by you, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
You grant the National Association a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to use your trade marks and logos and similar identifying material related to you but only in the forms supplied to us by you (collectively the "Provider Licensed Materials") for the sole purpose of including you on our providers web page and in our promotional materials. We agree not to alter, modify, or change the Provider Licensed Materials in any way. We further agree not to use any of the Provider Licensed Materials in any other manner without obtaining your prior consent. You reserve all of your rights in the Provider Licensed Materials and our right to use the Provider Licensed Materials is limited to the extent that you are and remain a member in good standing of the Online Course Provider Program. You may revoke your license at any time by withdrawing from the Online Course Provider Program.
9. Representations and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant to the National Association as follows:
- You are as of the time of execution of this Agreement fully authorized to validly execute this Agreement and delivery by you of the executed Agreement constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms.
- The execution, delivery, and performance by you of this Agreement and the consummation by you of the transactions contemplated hereby will not, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, conflict with or violate (i) any provision of law, rule, or regulation to which you are subject, (ii) any order, judgment, or decree applicable to you, (iii) any provision of your by-laws or articles of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to you.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the National Association and its subsidiaries and providers, and each of its and its providers, partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and shareholders, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses arise out of or are based on (i) any misrepresentation of a representation, warranty, condition or breach of a covenant made by you herein, or (ii) any claim related to your site, including content therein not attributable to the National Association.
11. Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our notification to you of acceptance of your Online Course Provider Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to Our Web Site, and all Licensed Materials, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Online Course Provider Program. We in turn agree to remove from Our Web Site, all links to your site and all Provider Licensed Materials. You are only eligible to earn Linked User Fees on sales occurring during the term, and Linked User Fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related National Association Course orders are not cancelled or returned. We reserve the right to withhold your final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time in our sole discretion. You will be notified of such changes by email, and a change notice will be posted on Our Web Site. Modifications may include changes in the scope of available Linked User Fees, Linked User Fee schedules, payment procedures, and Online Course Provider Program terms and conditions. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE Online Course Provider Program FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR WEB SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
13. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE Online Course Provider Program OR ANY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COURSES SOLD THROUGH THE Online Course Provider Program (INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR COURSE OR COURSES OR OUR WEB SITE). IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.
NEITHER THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOR OUR PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES WILL BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY). FURTHER, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL LINKED USER FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE PRECEEDING 12 MONTHS.
14. Compliance with the Agreement
We have the right, but not an obligation, to monitor your site and to determine if, from time to time, you are in compliance with the terms of this Agreement. Note that if your site is at any time determined, in our sole discretion, to be unsuitable, we may terminate this Agreement upon written notice to you.
Sections 10, 11 and 14 of this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
16. Force Majeure
No party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform under this Agreement if such delay or failure is due to any contingency beyond its reasonable control.
17. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.
18. Relationship of the Parties
Providers shall perform its obligation under this Agreement as an independent contractor. Nothing herein shall be construed to place Providers or the National Association in a relationship of employer/employee or principal and agent, partners or joint venturers and neither Providers nor the National Association shall have the power to obligate or bind the other in any manner whatsoever.
No provision of this Agreement may be modified and no waiver hereunder may be granted except as described herein in paragraph 13 or by a written instrument signed by the National Association and Provider. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by each of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns. This Agreement, together with any agreements linked to this Agreement and any agreements and documents to be delivered pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement. There are no conditions, representations, warranties or other agreements between the parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement, whether oral or written, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, except as specifically set out in this Agreement. The parties have expressly agreed that this Agreement shall become binding upon the parties upon the acceptance by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF the Provider's Application.
LINKING LICENSE AGREEMENT
Welcome to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (National Association) Linking Library. By signing this agreement, electing one of options from Appendix A to this Linking License Agreement and downloading and using any one of the logos and designs set out on this page (the "Links"), you acknowledge that you wish to become an Online Course Provider and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this limited license. You agree to use the Links solely for the purposes authorized by the National Association and solely for as long as you remain in good standing as an Online Course Provider with National Association.
You agree that you will cooperate fully with the National Association in order to maintain and establish the Links. You also agree that you will only use those Link graphic and text images that are provided to you by the National Association and that you will replace such images with any new images which we may provide from time to time.
You agree that all Links shall appear as they appear on this page and that you shall not alter, modify or change them in any way, including changes to proportions, color or size.
You may not use or display the Link in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by the National Association' outside of your participation in our Online Course Provider, CE Administrator, Sponsorship or Content Provider Programs.
You may not use the Link to disparage the National Association, its content providers, sponsors, products or services, nor may you use the Link in any way which may diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill.
All web pages containing the Link must include the following language: "REALTOR®, REALTORS®, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and associated design and word marks are trade-marks used under license." The National Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these terms and replace the Links at any time. The National Association reserves the right to take any and all actions, including injunctive relief, against any use that violates the terms of this license
Option 1: Online Course Provider
- Online course providers receive the benefits listed above. No other customization is available
- 10% affiliate royalty (see Linked Fees Definition above in Section 4.) to online course providers for webinar sales
- 15% affiliate royalty for online course sales.
- Cost: $0.00
Option 2: Campus Affiliate
Affiliate receives the benefits listed above plus the following additional benefits of partnership including:
- Custom branding
- Custom catalog
- Master Catalog (may contain any available LLI/NAR content)
- Further content may be developed and added at an additional fee
- Further customization is available at an additional fee
- 10% affiliate royalty (see Linked Fees Definition above in Section 4.) to campus affiliate for webinar sales
- 15% affiliate royalty for online course sales.
- Cost: please contact Learning Library at email@example.com
* INDICATES REQUIRED FIELDS
How Do I Become An Online Course Provider?
- Read the Operating Agreement
Complete the online Application form
We typically review registration forms within one to two business days. Upon approval, you will receive a welcome email providing you with instructions to get started building your store and detailed instructions on how to enter and use your secure administrative account.
Create your links
Once your site has been approved, you will receive access to our linking instructions and marketing materials which provide you with fast and easy ways to link to virtually any page on our site or to embed in any communication tool.
Start earning referral fees
Sales generated by your links pay referral fees quarterly.
Does It Cost Anything To Become An Online Course Provider?
No, there are no fees of any kind for applying to and participating in the Online Course Provider Program. There is also no minimum sales requirement and you start earning referral fees from your first transaction.
Do I have to meet sales quotas or performance tiers before I can earn fees?
No. Unlike many other similar programs, we do not require our online course providers to meet sales quotas or performance tiers to earn their fees.
What products qualify for referral fees?
You earn a referral fee on each sale, as long as the customer pays for the item. Each item will be sold to your visitors at the same price offered on our site. Any discount offered to our customers will also apply to customers who follow special links from your site. Because prices fluctuate, we strictly prohibit the practice of online course providers posting price information on their sites.
Do I Need to Include Specific Course Links?
You can create links to the CRD courses that best meet your students' needs. This might include links to each designation and certification, a link to the "All Courses" page, a link to the courses that earn CE credit in your state, a link to the monthly specials, or any combination of these.
For additional support or to discuss the right linking strategy for you, email CRD@realtors.org
Where Can I Feature My Link(s)?
Every site is unique. Incorporate your link(s) into your website in a way that aligns with your style and brand. Additionally, you can highlight a special promotion or features from our site (e.g. monthly specials) and you can embed links in any marketing tool you use to communicate with your audience.
For additional support or to discuss the right linking strategy for you, email CRD@realtors.org
I don't know how to write HTML or use my site development tool. Will you help me?
Even though we won't be able to help you build your website or help you learn HTML, we've made linking to our products quite simple to execute.
How do you track orders coming from my site?
A Provider ID is assigned when your application is approved. When you embed links with your unique ID in your site or any communication tools this tell us which online course provider sent the customer to us and is immediately assigned to you for referral fee tracking. However, it's absolutely imperative you use this ID in all links or we will not know who sent us the customer.
When and how do I get paid?
We will pay you referral fees on a quarterly basis. Approximately 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31), we will send you a quarterly report and a check for the referral fees on earned products that were purchased during that quarter, less any taxes that we are required by law to withhold. The Operating Agreement states that if the fees payable to you for any calendar quarter are less than $250.00, we will hold those fees until the total amount due is at least $250.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated. If a product that generated a referral fee is returned by the customer, we will deduct the corresponding fee from your next quarterly payment. If there is no subsequent payment, we reserve the right to send you a bill for the fee at the end of the following quarter.
Do you have an online reporting feature so that I can keep track of my earnings and traffic?
Yes. Once you've been accepted into the program, you will have access to your secure, administrative provider account. There, you'll be able to view your earnings and traffic reports at any time. These reports not only show you what you earn, they also show you how much and what your customers are buying, which will help you determine what sells from your site.
Does My Website Qualify For The Online Course Provider Program?
Most sites will qualify to participate in the program; however, we may reject sites that we determine are unsuitable. Examples of sites that would NOT qualify for participation include:
- Sites that promote sexually explicit material
- Sites that promote violence
- Sites that promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Sites that promote illegal activities
- Sites that violate intellectual property rights
Can I Apply to Become An Online Course Provider More Than Once?
Yes, but only for separate website URLs, which you own.
You may apply for as many IDs as you wish, however, we reserve the right to approve or deny an application. You are responsible for logging in separately for each Provider ID, maintaining correct account information, and monitoring the reports for each one.
I have more than one site. Can I Register All Of Them As Online Course Providers?
You can sign up separately for each site you own. This option will provide you with a separate Provider ID for each site you maintain. For accounting purposes, you will receive a separate check for each account.
Can I participate if I live outside of North America?
Yes, you may become an online course provider if you live outside the United States. All you need to join is a website (or an idea for a website) that does not:
- Promote sexually explicit materials
- Promote violence
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Promote illegal activities
- Violate intellectual property rights
We suggest that you read the complete text of the Operating Agreement before you join. You should also know that referral fees are paid 30 days after the end of each quarter in U.S. dollars or their Canadian equivalents (based on agreement).
Can A Non-Profit Become An Online Course Provider?
Yes, we encourage non-profits to join our program.
Can I take the order on my site and just send the customer and order information to you?
No. Our frequent content and pricing updates are all part of our integrated solution and ensure that your visitors get the most up-to-date information and ordering options available. In addition, a customer's contact and billing information is crucial to our ability to offer integral customer service and educational support.
How can I suggest new courses, content providers/speakers, etc?
Please e-mail your thoughts and ideas to CRD@realtors.org.