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Northwest Multiple Listing Service Expands Use of Meridian LMS to Provide a Fully Virtual Training Program to Its Membership

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced that Northwest Multiple Listing Service (“NWMLS”) has upgraded their Meridian LMS™ and increased the number of learners on the platform, which serves more than 30,000 real estate brokers across 2,400 member offices in Washington state.

Education is a core service for NWMLS, as it supports its growing membership base. NWMLS provides numerous classes and webinars to help real estate professionals utilize the organization’s robust technology products. Many classes also provide clock hours (continuing education credits) for a small fee, as real estate brokers and appraisers are required to renew their licenses every 2 years.

“We provide our membership with the critical knowledge and services they need to help them effectively operate and grow their real estate businesses,” said Tom Hurdelbrink, President and CEO of NWMLS.

When the spread of COVID-19 curtailed face-to-face activities, NWMLS used the flexibility of Meridian LMS to hold live classes online rather than in-person.

“We are now able to offer virtual instructor-led classes for clock hour credit,” said Tara Marino, Director of Communications & Training. “We were previously able to offer self-paced online classes, but this new option allows our membership to virtually interact with their instructor during the course.”

Having recently upgraded their Meridian LMS, NWMLS is now turning their attention toward new ways to improve their members’ learning experience. This includes an ongoing collaboration with the Meridian team to further enhance the platform.

“Meridian LMS empowers member-based organizations to deliver a superior learner experience,” said Paul Terry, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer at Meridian. “We partner with forward-thinking clients, like NWMLS, to increase the types of educational opportunities they provide and maximize the ROI from their learning investments.”

About Northwest Multiple Listing Service

As the leading resource for the region’s residential real estate industry, NWMLS provides valuable products and services, superior member support, and the most trusted, current residential property and listing information for real estate professionals. NWMLS is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization with more than 2,500 member offices and 30,000+ real estate brokers throughout Washington state. With extensive knowledge of the region, NWMLS operates 20 service centers and serves 26 counties, providing dedicated support to its members and fostering a robust, cooperative brokerage environment.

NWMLS now offers a home listing search and comprehensive broker database at

About Meridian Knowledge Solutions

Meridian’s award-winning learning management system allows organizations, where training is critical to operations to share knowledge, increase revenue streams and manage compliance requirements for their employees, members, customers, partners and resellers.

Meridian has been chosen by leading organizations including U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Johnson Controls, HAI Group, The Society of Actuaries and Kodak Alaris. Meridian is headquartered in the Washington DC metro area.

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