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Designations & Certifications

The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

Accredited Buyer’s Representative / ABR®

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)
Contact REBAC at [email protected] or (800) 648-6224.

Accredited Land Consultant / ALCsm

The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct. 

Presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)
Contact RLI at (800) 441-5263 or [email protected].

Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIMsm

The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.

 Presented by the CCIM Institute
Contact CCIM at (800) 621-7027 or www.CCIM.com.

Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS®

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners. 

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact Information Central at [email protected] or (800) 874-6500 ext.
8369.

Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS®

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact Information Central at [email protected] or (800) 874-6500 ext.
8369.

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRBsm

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.

Visit www.CRB.com or contact the CRB Council at [email protected] or (800) 621-8738.

Certified Residential Specialist® / CRS®

The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.

Presented by Council of Residential Specialists
Contact CRS at https://www.crs.com/about-us/contact-us or (800) 462-8841.

Counselor of Real Estate / CRE®

The Counselors of Real Estate®  is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.

Presented by The Counselors of Real Estate
Contact CRE® at (312) 329-8427 or [email protected].

General Accredited Appraiser, GAA

For general appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®
Contact GAA program staff at (800) 874-6500 ext. 8238 or email [email protected].

Performance Management Network / PMN

This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and  leadership development.

Presented by Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Contact the Women’s Council of REALTORS® at (800) 245-8512.

Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAAsm

For residential appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®

Contact RAA program staff at (312) 329-8268 or email [email protected]

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® / SIOR®

The SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. To earn it, designees must meet standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations.

Presented by Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
Contact SIOR at 202) 449-8200.

At Home With Diversity / AHWD®

Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
For more information on this course and its business principles, please contact us at [email protected] or (800) 874-6500 ext. 8393.

Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)

The BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact us at [email protected].

e-PRO®

NAR’s e-PRO® certification  teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today’s savvy real estate consumer.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact e-PRO® at [email protected] or (877) 397-3132.

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS

This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche. 

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact us at [email protected] or (800) 874-6500 ext. 8268.

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource / SFR®

The SFR® certification  teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Contact us at [email protected] or (877) 510-7855.