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NAR'S Designations and Certifications

The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide range of programs and services that help members increase their 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.

Designations 

 

 

Accredited Buyer's Representative / ABR®

Designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home buying process.


 

  

 

Accredited Land Consultant / ALC

ALC designees are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land.


 

 

 

Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM

Commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements


 

 

Certified International Property Specialist 

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The designation requires completion of five full-day courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions.





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.






Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB 

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.









Certified Residential Specialist / CRS 

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®.






Counselor of Real Estate® / CRE®

This international group recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. 







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®.






NAR's Green Designation / GREEN

Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources, and tools to help real estate practitioners find, understand, and market properties with green features.






Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI 

In-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.






Performance Management Network / PMN

Focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development.







REALTOR® Association Certified Executive / RCE

RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives.







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®.






Seller Representative Specialist / SRS 

The SRS designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance.









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.







Senior Real Estate Specialist® / SRES®

Educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. 


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.






Certified Real Estate Team Specialist / C-RETS

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.





e-PRO®

Helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.





Military Relocation Professional/ MRP

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.


 



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.






Real Estate Negotiation Expert / RENE

Designed 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.






Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS

Created 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.





Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® / SFR®


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.




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