Education Awards

The highly regarded ARELLO Communication and Education Awards are presented each year in recognition of outstanding systems and programs that contribute to the real estate industry, promote public protection and might be adapted to benefit licensees and consumers in other ARELLO member jurisdictions. The ARELLO Education Certification Committee invites member jurisdictions to submit entries for international recognition of their communication and education initiatives by June 5, 2018.

Submitting Nominations

Entries may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Pre-licensing Education Program or Course(s): May be the entire program or a particular pre-license course.
  • Post-license/Continuing Education Course: A single course or seminar that may be recurring, non-recurring, mandatory or voluntary.
  • Consumer Education Program or Course.
  • Miscellaneous: Videos, books, series of educational brochures, instructor development training programs, instructor newsletters, etc., that do not fall within another category and are not eligible for some other ARELLO award.

Submissions for awards will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Concept: Is the general idea timely, current and/or creative? Is the general idea supported by specific goals and objectives? Is the general idea supported by clearly identified needs?
  • Methodology: How well do the design and method of delivery/presentation contribute to accomplishing its goals? How are generally accepted or innovative instructional methods used for effective delivery? Are the learning objectives measurable and achievable?
  • Quality: Is the information accurate, complete, and presented in a well-organized manner? Are the design and the education materials used considered high quality? Are there referrals to supporting texts and/or links?
  • Benefits: What are the benefits to the target audience? How is the effectiveness evaluated? Does the content contribute directly to the professional competence of the participants?

For both the Communication and Education Awards, entries should include a narrative consisting of not more than four single-spaced, typed pages describing the communication system or education program in relation to the outlined criteria. Each of the evaluation criterion should be clearly and separately addressed in the narrative. The judges rely heavily on the jurisdiction's description, thus great emphasis will be placed on the narrative. Jurisdictions may consider it appropriate to submit a sample of the described submission (newsletter, course materials, booklet, CD, etc.). Website entries must include the website address and any necessary passwords for access by award subcommittee members.

Jurisdictions may submit entries and receive awards in more than one category. However, a jurisdiction may not receive an award in the same category for the same program more than once in any three-year period, even if the program has been significantly changed.

Email submissions are preferred and may be sent to awards@arello.org. Submissions should not exceed 20MB. Hard-copy submissions will also be accepted. Send seven (7) complete copies (including samples) to:

ARELLO
Attn: Education and Communication Awards
150 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 920
Chicago, IL 60606

Remember, the deadline is June 5, 2018!

Award Recipients

  • 2018 – North Carolina
  • 2016 – Idaho
  • 2015 – West Virginia
  • 2014 – North Carolina, Ohio, Idaho, Nova Scotia
  • 2013 – Idaho, West Virginia
General
  • 2006 – British Columbia
  • 1981 – Olkahoma, Kansas and Wyoming
  • 1980 – North Carolina, Kentucky and New Mexico
  • 1979 – Georgia, Nebraska and Nevada
  • 1978 – Florida, Minnesota, Idaho and Wisconsin
  • 1977 – California
  • 1976 – Kentucky
  • 1975 – Texas
  • 1974 – Arizona
Pre-Licensing
  • 2018 – West Virginia
  • 2016 – Alberta
  • 2015 – Nova Scotia
  • 2015 – British Columbia
  • 2014 – Alberta
  • 2013 – British Columbia
  • 2012 – Arkansas
  • 2010 – Idaho Real Estate Commission
  • 2009 – Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa
  • 2008 – Nova Scotia
  • 2007 – Alabama
  • 2006 – British Columbia
  • 2004 – Nova Scotia
  • 2003 – Kentucky
  • 1998 – Wyoming
  • 1997 – Idaho
  • 1996 – British Columbia
  • 1994 – Alabama
  • 1993 – North Dakota
  • 1992 – Victoria (Australia)
  • 1991 – Victoria (Australia)
  • 1990 – North Carolina
  • 1989 – Massachusetts
Post-Licensing
  • 2018 – Real Estate Council of British Columbia
  • 2017 – Hawaii
  • 2016 – Texas
  • 2015 – British Columbia
  • 2014 – Alberta
  • 2013 – South Africa
  • 2012 – Texas
  • 2008 – Nova Scotia, Alberta and Idaho
  • 2007 – ACRE - submitted by Nova Scotia on behalf of the Canadian Regulators Group
  • 2006 – North Carolina
  • 2005 – Texas
  • 2003 – Québec
  • 2002 – North Carolina
  • 2001 – Montana
  • 1999 – Idaho
  • 1998 – Oklahoma
  • 1997 – Hawaii
  • 1995 – Hawaii
  • 1994 – Arizona
  • 1992 – Florida
  • 1991 – Alabama
  • 1990 – Alaska
Continuing
  • 2016 – North Carolina, South Carolina
  • 2014 – Utah
  • 2012 – Nebraska
  • 2010 – Real Esate Council of Alberta
  • 2009 – South Carolina Real Estate Commission
  • 2006 – New Mexico
  • 2005 – South Dakota and Texas
  • 2004 – District of Columbia and Oklahoma
  • 2003 – Idaho and Ohio
  • 2002 – Oklahoma
  • 2001 – New Mexico
  • 2000 – Alabama
  • 1999 – Kentucky
  • 1998 – North Carolina and New Mexico
  • 1997 – Idaho
  • 1996 – Alabama
  • 1995 – Idaho
  • 1994 – Hawaii
  • 1993 – Connecticut
  • 1992 – Arizona
  • 1991 – Washington
  • 1990 – Idaho
  • 1989 – Hawaii
  • 1986 – Nebraska and Nevada
  • 1983 – Oklahoma
  • 1982 – Nevada
Instructor
  • 2003 – Idaho
  • 1997 – Idaho
  • 1996 – Idaho
  • 1995 – Alabama
  • 1994 – Arizona
  • 1993 – Arizona
  • 1992 – Oklahoma
  • 1991 – Oklahoma
  • 1990 – Oklahoma and South Carolina
  • 1985 – Idaho
Consumer
  • 2009 – Kentucky Real Estate Commission
  • 2008 – Alberta
  • 2002 – Western Australia
  • 2001 – Kentucky
  • 1995 – Connecticut
  • 1994 – Arizona
  • 1993 – Alaska
  • 1992 – Oklahoma
  • 1991 – California
  • 1990 – Hawaii
  • 1989 – California
  • 1987 – North Carolina
Miscellaneous
  • 2012 – Louisiana
  • 2010 – Alabama Real Estate Commission
  • 2009 – Nevada Real Estate Commission
  • 2007 – Oklahoma
  • 2005 – Alabama
  • 2004 – British Columbia and North Carolina
  • 2002 – North Carolina
  • 2000 – Oregon
  • 1999 – North Carolina
  • 1998 – Texas
  • 1997 – Hawaii
  • 1996 – Idaho
  • 1994 – Idaho
  • 1993 – North Carolina and Washington
  • 1992 – Utah and Washington
  • 1990 – California and Utah
  • 1989 – Nevada, South Carolina, Louisiana and Oregon
  • 1987 – California, Hawaii and North Carolina
  • 1986 – Hawaii, Louisiana and Oregon
  • 1985 – California, Kentucky, Québec and North Carolina
  • 1984 – Arizona and Nebraska
  • 1983 – Georgia and Washington
  • 1982 – Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Ontario
Total Program
  • 2008 – Alabama
  • 2002 – Ontario
  • 2001 – North Carolina
  • 2000 – Alabama
  • 1999 – Utah
  • 1998 – Alabama
  • 1997 – Idaho
  • 1996 – Idaho
  • 1995 – Idaho
  • 1994 – Idaho
  • 1993 – Kentucky
  • 1992 – Hawaii
  • 1991 – Alaska
  • 1990 – Louisiana
  • 1986 – Kentucky and Utah
  • 1985 – Florida and Pennsylvania
  • 1984 – Oregon
  • 1983 – Louisiana
  • 1982 – Idaho