How to Become an SIOR Member Associate

SIOR Member Associates are industrial and office brokerage practitioners working towards qualifying for the SIOR designation within the next six years. 

Applicants must meet established requirements to become Member Associates.

SIOR Member Associate Requirements

Has a minimum of one year and no more than eight years’ documented active engagement in commercial real estate as a full-time active practitioner.

Uphold high ethical standards of practice and pledge to uphold SIOR's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice by completing SIOR’s online ethics course during the admissions process.

Obtain a Mentor, who is an Active Individual Member in the applicant’s Chapter. The Mentor is responsible for providing guidance and advice while the Member Associate is working towards earning the SIOR designation. 

Obtain one formal endorsement from an Active Designee in the applicant’s Chapter. The endorser can be from the applicant’s firm or firm’s network. The Mentor is eligible to provide the endorsement.

Canada, Mexico, United States
Gross Fee Income (GFI) is the fee income directly attributable to the applicant that the applicant’s firm receives before splits. GFI requirements are set by the local Chapter. View the GFI Requirements by Market.

Applicants must demonstrate at least 50% of the GFI requirement for their market for the 12 months immediately preceding the application and submit a signed GFI Affidavit.

International (Outside Canada, Mexico, United States)
Applicants outside of the US, Mexico, and Canada must demonstrate a credible record of experience in brokerage, sales, leasing, transaction management, or marketing in the previous year by submitting an International Verification Affidavit.

SIOR Member Associate Responsibilities

Membership Term
Member Associates can maintain Member Associate status for a maximum of six years. Within six years, the Member Associate should meet the requirements to earn the SIOR designation. 

Member Associates must meet one full year of the GFI requirement within three years.

Applicants outside of the US, Mexico, or Canada do not need to demonstrate GFI production.

World Conference Attendance 
Member Associates must attend one World Conference within three years and are welcome to attend all World Conferences.

Educational Courses
Member Associates must complete the Core Components of Commercial Brokerage coursework within three years. Successful completion fulfills the SIOR designation education requirement.

Applicants outside of the US, Mexico, or Canada do not need to complete the designation coursework.

Chapter Events
Member Associates must attend 50% of open Chapter events.

Member Associates should meet regularly with their Mentor and report progress towards earning the SIOR designation. The Mentor will verify the Member Associate’s production, World Conference attendance, and completion of the coursework.

Member Associates must fulfill annual SIOR and Chapter dues obligations.

Fast Track
Member associates that meet the full GFI requirement at four years’ experience may apply for the SIOR designation without meeting the 5 years’ experience requirement.

Applying for the SIOR Designation
When a Member Associate has completed the SIOR designation education requirement and meets both the experience and production requirements, s/he is eligible to apply for the SIOR designation. The Member Associate must submit a new application and proceed through the standard admissions process as defined on the “How to Become and SIOR Designee” page.

SIOR Admissions Process

Prepare an Application

Submit an Application

  • Apply for membership, and upload supporting affidavits. Note: incomplete applications are void after 60 days.
  • Manager of Admissions sends application to Chapter for Interview. The Chapter has 30 days to review the application and conduct an interview with the applicant.
  • Manager of Admissions provides the Qualification Report & Endorsement Form to the applicant 10 business days from the date of the Chapter Announcement.
  • Applicant obtains and submits one Qualification Report & Endorsement Form to the Manager of Admissions.
  • Manager of Admissions will provide a link to complete the online SIOR Ethics course. Applicant must complete online course prior to Chapter review of application.

Review of Application

  • The chapter has 5 business days to review and sign the application.
  • SIOR’s Chapter Leadership Council votes monthly to approve applications.
Applicants from Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico do not fall within a Chapter’s jurisdiction.The Chapter interview will be conducted by the appropriate Regional Director and the recommendation can be from any Active SIOR Individual member.
SIOR Membership Fees
  • Application Fee: $175
  • Online Ethics Course: $150
  • Annual Dues: $450 (first year prorated)
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SIOR Chapter Membership and Dues

Chapter membership is required and contingent upon approval of membership in SIOR. Member Associates members within a Chapter's jurisdiction must fulfill applicable chapter dues. Please contact the local Chapter for dues requirements.

SIOR’s application processing procedure, conducted pursuant to the terms of SIOR’s Bylaws, seeks to assure that applicants are fully and fairly evaluated in terms of qualification criteria as stated in the SIOR Bylaws.

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