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Become a Member Today!

CCAR provides the highest level of personalized service in North Texas. As part of our commitment to our members, we’ve ensured that our local dues have not increased in more than 15 years. New members also benefit:

  • For new members, we waive our REALTOR® application fee ($100) in December.
  • For new Designated REALTORS® (DR), we waive the DR application fee ($300) in November and December.
  • REALTORS® who upgrade to DR status have their application fee ($150) waived in November and December.
  • DRs who come from another Texas association to CCAR have their application fee ($300) waived year-round.
  • The $250 ATS/MLS application fee for new DR participants is waived in December.

We know you have a choice in your board membership, and thousands of happy REALTORS® and Affiliates have chosen CCAR because of the terrific service they receive. There really is a difference, and we want you to experience the best!

New Member FAQs

New to the business or thinking about becoming a real estate agent? Then you most likely have a few questions. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for here, contact our Member Services Department at 972-618-3800.

  • How do I get a real estate license?

    The first step in getting a real estate license is to contact the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Visit the TREC website to find out more about the process.

  • If I just passed the real estate test, can I join the Association?

    Yes, you can join CCAR if you are currently sponsored by a Broker and have documents supporting proof of sponsorship. In addition, your sponsorship documents should have also been sent to TREC, or the TREC website should show you hold an active license with your sponsor.

  • How much are dues?

    The dues you pay are based on your level of membership with our Association–Designated REALTOR®, Non-Designated REALTOR® or Affiliate. Visit Join CCAR to determine what your specific dues will be.

  • When is the annual membership dues deadline?

    Yearly membership renewals are due by December 1 for the next year.

  • When is new member orientation?

    Before you can participate in New Member Orientation, you must first sign-up to be a member of CCAR. CCAR holds new member sign-ups Monday-Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. at our Plano office, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at our Dallas and Wylie offices. At member sign-up, a Member Services Specialist will discuss the New Member Orientation with you. New Member Orientation is usually the first Friday of the month; however we encourage you to contact CCAR at 972-618-3800 to confirm for the specific month in question.

  • How do I get a keycard/or keybox?

    When you join CCAR, you have the opportunity to lease a Supra ActiveKEY (keycard). Please note that your keycard lease with Supra is renewable on July 1 of each year. In addition to the keycard, you can also purchase Supra iBoxes in the CCAR REALTOR® Store.

  • How do I get ZipForm?

    To have access to ZipForm, you must be a member of a local REALTOR® Association and pay Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) dues. Visit the TAR website at www.texasrealtors.com to access ZipForm.

  • How do I get involved in a CCAR committee(s)?

    We treasure our committee volunteers and we encourage you to get involved in any way possible. Please visit our Committees page to learn more about each committee and to fill out a form to become involved.

  • What is a LFRO office?

    A Limited Function Referral Office (LFRO) is a separate entity that sponsors real estate licensees or appraisers whose sole function is to refer prospective clients to a particular Broker.

Designated REALTOR®

A Designated REALTOR® is a licensed Broker who is the responsible member for at least one office. A Designated REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and adheres to a strict Code of Ethics.

Non-Designated REALTOR®

A Non-Designated REALTOR® is a licensed Salesperson who is sponsored by a Designated REALTOR®. A Non-Designated REALTOR® Member is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and adheres to a strict Code of Ethics.


Affiliates are individuals of firms who, while not engaged in the real estate profession, have interests concerning the real estate industry. Common Affiliate members include mortgage, title, and home warranty companies, as well as inspectors, insurance agencies, and foundation repair companies.