NAR designation and certification courses
Want to take an online NAR designation or certification course? Not only do they count for credit towards a particular designation or certification, they also count for GRI elective credit and several count for CE credit in Kentucky. Learn more
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.
You have the opportunity to earn valuable certifications and designations that can:
- Increase your income
- Build your skills to provide specialized expertise
- Add prestige to enhance your professional image
- Increase your marketability, proficiency and productivity
Get enroll in an online designation or certificate coure, click the link below!
NAR Family Designations
Learn more about each of the designations/certifications or to register for a course, click on any of the links below.
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@example.com or 800-648-6224.
Accredited Land Consultant / ALC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM
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 visit 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 CIPS@realtors.org or 1-800-874-6500 ext. 8369.
Certified Property Manager / CPM®
CPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors.
Presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), 98+78/*-Contact IREM® at 800-837-0706, ext. 4650.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB
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.
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 www.crs.com/about-us/contact-us or 800-462-8841
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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@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAR's Green Designation / GREEN
Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.
Presented by The Green REsource Council, Contact The Green REsource Council at email@example.com or 800-498-9422.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.
Presented by National Association of REALTORS®, Contact your State Association to get information on program requirements, course schedules, location, and tuition.
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.
REALTOR® Association Certified Executive / RCE
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. RCE designees exemplify goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth.
Presented by National Association of REALTORS®, Contact Renee Holland at 312-329-8545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAA
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@example.com.
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
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.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES®
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.
Presented by SRES® Council, Contact SRES Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-500-4564.
NAR FAMILY CERTIFICATIONS
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®, Contact us at email@example.com or 800-874-6500 ext. 8393.
Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)
The BPOR certification provided 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.
The BPOR certification is no longer being awarded to members. Approximately 6,000 members have earned BPOR.
Certified Real Estate Team Specialist / C-RETS
The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist certification is designed to improve team development, individual leadership skills, and financial performance. The courses provide the tools, strategies, and knowledge that are required of today’s real estate professionals who are either considering or currently operating in a team environment. It is for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, and those who simply want to sharpen their management skills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-397-3132.
Military Relocation Professional / MRP
NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council), Contact us at MRP@realtors.org or 888-648-8321.
Pricing Strategy Advisor / PSA
Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.
Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®, Contact us.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert / RENE
This certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.
Presented by the Real Estate Business Institute, Contact us at email@example.com(link sends e-mail) or 800-621-8738.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-874-650 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@example.com or 877-510-7855.