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MIBOR Master Professional (MPRO)

MIBOR Master Professional (MPRO)

The MIBOR Master Professional Certification Program (MPRO) is designed to equip members with education and experience in essential aspects of the real estate industry, achieving excellence in core competencies. MPRO Certified Members demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of knowledge and professionalism ensuring an exceptional consumer and peer experience.

Learn more by watching this short informational video. 

 

The next boot camp will take place from 8/10/2020 - 8/14/2020. The approximate class times are listed below.
*Payment options are available if needed. *The August MPRO Boot Camp is scheduled to be in-person, but may be subject to change to a virtual event.

Monday, August 10th
8:45 am – 9:00 am - Welcome
9:00 am – 11:00 am - Navigating Contracts

11:15 am – 12:45 pm- Your Community

Tuesday, August 11th
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Working with Industry Partners
10:45 am – 12:15 pm – BLC® Rules & Regs

Wednesday, August 12th (Attend at least two)
8:45 am – 10:45 am – Professionalism Matters
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Professionalism Matters 2.0
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Professionalism Matters to Managing Brokers

Thursday, August 13th
9:00 am – 10:30 am – COE Do's and Dont's
10:45 am – 12:15 pm –
Navigating the Ever-Changing Real Estate Landscape

Friday, August 14th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Situational Awareness (Optional)

*Dates and times are subject to change

Interested in attending August boot camp? Click the link below to register.

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Learn more about what your peers are saying about the MPRO program and the bootcamp.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a MIBOR REALTOR member in active status
  • Must complete the program within 24 months from initial application*

*Reinstatement fee of $50 applies after 24 months

time commitment

Will include approximately 30 hours of instruction and attendance at 8 various local or national meetings. Applicants should be able to complete all requirements within 12 months (but no longer than 24 months).

How to Apply 

The member must submit an application and fee of $250 to begin their journey. Once the applicant has completed all requirements, the applicant will be granted certification as MPRO. 

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benefits

During MPRO boot camp, you can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education, 2 of which are managing broker specific. Upon designation, the member will be provided with a toolkit containing a logo to use in marketing materials and on social media to promote themselves as MPRO certified and will be awarded a certificate and lapel pin at an annual recognition ceremony.

program requirements

  • Complete MIBOR’s Navigating Contracts course
    This course addresses common issues with contracts and how to navigate through the challenges. 2-hour approved CE course. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to MPRO applicants, $50 fee to all other members.

  • Attend MIBOR’s Working with Industry Partners panel
    This session provides discussion about common questions & issues surrounding the appraisal, title, home inspection and mortgage aspects of the transaction. 2 hours. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to MPRO applicants, $50 fee to all other members.

  • Complete 2 (out of 3 offered) MIBOR Professionalism Matters series
    This 3-part series addresses common professionalism issues and ways to turn an unprofessional situation into a professional one. Attend 2 of the 3 available courses. Each is a 2-hour approved CE course and held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to MPRO applicants, $50 fee to all other members. Note: Completion of prior offerings of the Professionalism Matters course will be accepted up to one year prior to application submission.

  • Attend COE Do’s and Don’ts session
    This session is led by the Professional Services Department. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR and at Division meetings/office visits. 90-minute session. Free to MPRO applicants, $25 fee to all other members.

  • Hold an At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification or complete AHWD coursework, OR complete a course on at least one of the following topics (must be MIBOR offered or IREC approved):
    • Fair Housing
    • ADA
    • Diversity
      List of approved courses
      *Note: Completion of an acceptable course will be counted up to one year prior to application submission.

  • Complete MIBOR’s Your Community session
    This course covers the difference between federal, state, and local governments, zoning and sign regulations, understanding RPAC, voting, elected officials, how MIBOR impacts community, etc. 90-minute session. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to MPRO applicants, $25 fee to all other members.

  • Complete MIBOR’s BLC® Rules & Regs session
    This course covers the history & purpose of BLC, RESO standards, MLS Grid, Do’s & Don’ts, Industry Trends, etc. 90-minute session. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to all members.

  • Complete at least 6 MIBOR BLC® Tech Trainings
    Choose from 20 offered trainings of interest to you. A list of trainings can be found here. (New Member Orientation & New Broker Orientation trainings excluded) Free to all members. Note: Completion of MIBOR Tech trainings will be accepted up to one year prior to application submission.

  • Complete course on Agent Safety OR Complete self-defense course
    Self-defense courses can be taken through outside provider. Courses will be accepted up to one year prior to application submission.     
    List of approved courses
  • Complete MIBOR’s Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Real Estate session
    This session will cover all aspects of issues in the industry, common misconceptions, understanding and embracing the evolving industry. 90-minute session. Held at least twice a year at MIBOR. Free to MPRO applicants, $50 fee to all other members.

  • Attend 4 MIBOR Division meetings 

          Division Meeting Information 

  •     Attend at least 2 Institute, Society, or Council Meetings

          Women's Council of REALTORS®
       IREIBA

       CIRA    

          nextgen

          Institutes, Societies, Councils of NAR

  • Attend at least 2 of the following:
    • NAR Legislative Conference
    • A local town hall meeting hosted by your member of Congress
    • IAR Legislative Conference
    • A county commissioners meeting or a city/town council meeting
    • A State of the City Address or State of the County Address
    • A county political party event
    • A candidate forum or debate
      *Evidence of attendance must be submitted to the Professional Services Department.

MPRO Certification Guide (Checklist)

to earn mpro+

In addition to the completing the requirements above and earning the MPRO Certification, applicants must complete the following to earn the M-PRO+ Certification:                             

  • Earn the National Association of REALTORS® C2EX Endorsement
    The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program is a National Association of REALTORS® member benefit that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. Access the program at c2ex.realtor. Free to all NAR members.

    For more information about the program, please visit the C2EX website. 

    VISIT C2EX

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why was MPRO created?

In a recent survey, MIBOR members attributed professionalism concerns to a lack of knowledge, communication/responsiveness and attitude/cooperation. Given this feedback, the MIBOR Master Professional Certification Program was specifically designed to advance the level of knowledge and professionalism of our members, in turn creating an exceptional wealth of highly skilled REALTORS®.

What is the difference between C2EX and MPRO?

The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program is an online program created by the National Association of REALTORS®.  The C2EX program is designed to address professionalism by providing tools and resources to increase knowledge and enhance skillsets. The MIBOR Master Professional Certification Program (MPRO) is a hands-on approach to addressing professionalism issues facing our membership, focusing on empowering our members to feel confident in speaking to local issues, exercise best practices, and successfully resolve conflict. Where C2EX is a broad national program, MPRO is a local program addressing the specific needs of our members.

What is MPRO+?

Recognizing the value of the C2EX Program, MIBOR members who receive the C2EX designation and complete all requirements of the MPRO program will receive the MPRO+ certification, indicating their dedication and commitment to their own professionalism as well as the professionalism of their industry.

Is there a cost for this program?   

Yes, the program requires a $250 registration fee, which covers the cost of CE courses, materials, expert speakers, lapel pin and graduation ceremony.

How does the MPRO Certification benefit me?

During MPRO Boot Camp, you can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education, 2 of which are managing broker specific. Once MPRO or MPRO+ certified, you will receive a toolkit with a logo to use in marketing materials to promote yourself. This will let consumers and your peers know they’re working with a REALTOR® who is dedicated to being a top professional every step of the way.

Is MPRO only for newer REALTORS®, or can any REALTOR® register for the program?

MPRO Certification is available to any MIBOR REALTOR® member in active status.

What if I can’t attend each day during the boot camp week?

If you can’t attend one of the days during boot camp, then you can make up that day during another boot camp offered later in the year. Please just contact us beforehand so it can be officially noted.

Are the boot camp sessions all day long?

No, most days end by 12:30pm. You must complete at least 2 of the 3 offered Professionalism Matters courses, which are offered on one boot camp day, between 8:30am-4:30pm. The Agent Safety course offered on Friday morning is optional but will fulfill one of the program’s overall requirements.

Do any of the requirements count for CE?

Yes! You can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education, 2 of which are managing broker specific. By completing the minimum for certification, you will receive 6 hours of CE.

How do I submit proof of attendance for local events or meetings?

If you’ve attended one of the required community or MIBOR classes and/or events then you can submit your verified registration sheet, or other document to prove your attendance. Please contact us if you have any questions about what will count as proof.

What if I already attended events or meetings in the past? Do those count?

Yes! If you’ve attended events or taken courses that count towards MPRO requirements, they can count if they were taken one year prior to your MPRO registration date. Remember it’s only valid up to one year back from the date you registered for MPRO. Once you provide us documentation, we will mark that towards your certification checklist.

MPRO and MPRO+ Certified Members

We applaud these members for the dedication and commitment they have demonstrated through the MIBOR Master Professional Certification (MPRO) Program, enhancing their professionalism through active community involvement, respectful peer relationships, and studious engagement in professional development. Congratulations on your achievement!

MPRO

Marcie Barrett, Century 21 Scheetz

Mark Groff, Infinity Group Realtors, LLC

Valerie Hoefling, Hoefling Realty, LLC

Bonita Hurt, Keller Williams Indy Metro NE

Cheryl Strode-Gregory, CC&R Realty, LLC

Mark Ozman, Keller Williams Indy Metro North

Dawn Davis, Keller Williams Indy Metro W

MPRO+

Becki Cronin, F.C. Tucker Company

Marilyn White, Opening Doors Real Estate, Inc.

Annette Anderson, F.C. Tucker Company

Nancee Dowler, F.C. Tucker Company

Shelly Paddack, F.C. Tucker Company

Dee Young, New Day Realty

Jill Martin, F.C. Tucker Company

Karen Bain, F.C. Tucker Company

Lynn Wheeler, F.C. Tucker Company

Bob Paddock, F.C. Tucker Company

Sarah Whitely, Sarah Whitely Homes, LLC

Teresa Livingston, Livingston Realty

Stephanie Henry, F.C. Tucker Company

Any other questions?