REALTOR® Family Designation Programs
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®
ABR® education provides REALTORS® with what they need to stay competitive in today’s market. Member benefits such as marketing tools, a referral network and other resources, help to promote their business. Courses for the designation are available both in person and online.
Accredited Land Consultant / ALCsm
The REALTORS® Land Institute confers its prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation to only the best land professionals in the business. To qualify for the ALC designation, a land specialist must complete the organization’s rigorous LANDU education program and demonstrate a proven track record in experience and success.
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the leading membership organization for land specialists involved in brokerage, sales, consulting, appraisal, development, site selection, marketing, and management of a large range of land property, such as agricultural land; ranches; recreational land; hunting property; timberland; underdeveloped tracts of land; and special purpose properties.
Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIMsm
Contact CCIM at 800/621-7027, or visit www.ccim.com.
Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS®
The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS® designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues.
Certified Property Manager / CPM®
Acquire valuable real estate management skills through educational offerings leading to the CPM® designation. CPM® Members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.
Presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Contact IREM® Customer Relations at 800/837-0706, ext. 4650, or visit www.irem.org.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRBsm
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRBsm) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management. The CRBsm designation is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRBsm 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. CRB Courses are offered in a classroom setting or online in the Council’s e-Learning Center.
Certified Residential Specialist® / CRS®
The Council of Residential Specialists has over a thirty-year legacy of giving residential real estate professionals the tools they need to be successful in any market. CRS delivers the education, resources and connections agents need to achieve their goals. Beyond the referral network, the high-caliber online and classroom courses and the benefits of membership, earning the CRS Designation is really about learning proven methods for making more money. Find out how you can get on the proven path to success today.
Counselor of Real Estate / CRE®
The Counselor of Real Estate – or CRE – is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, 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 visit www.cre.org.
General Accredited Appraiser, GAAsm
Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAAsm designation. The GAAsm designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
NAR’s Green Designation / GREEN
The National Association of REALTORS® created NAR’s Green Designation to provide ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features. The course curriculum requires completion of a 12hr Core Course and a 6hr Elective Course in either residential, commercial, or property management. All courses are available in live lecture and online formats. NAR’s Green Designation gives designees the tools to become a community leader and resource in sustainable issues.
Presented by The Green REsource Council
Established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Green REsource Council serves real estate professionals by providing comprehensive training and access to cutting-edge resources and tools as well as promoting green excellence, leadership, and consumer awareness within and across multiple real estate disciplines. Practitioners who complete the 3-day program are awarded NAR’s Green Designation, the only green training program recognized by NAR. For information on NAR’s Green Designation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800/498-9422, or visit www.GreenREsourceCouncil.org.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute / GRIsm
Members involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program and earn the GRIsm designation.
Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact your State REALTOR® Association for course dates and locations.
NAR maintains a clearinghouse of information for individuals interested in the GRIsm program. For more information call 800/874-6500 ext. 8215.
Performance Management Network / PMN
The Performance Management Network (PMNsm) is a REALTOR® designation that’s built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of a lighting-fast market. This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, focusing on the idea that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. The curriculum is driven by the following topics: negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and cultural differences in buying and selling.
REALTOR® Association Certified Executive / RCE
Association executives interested in demonstrating commitment to the field of REALTOR® association management should pursue the RCEsm designation. AEs are recognized for their specialized industry knowledge and their association achievements and experience.
Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAAsm
Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAAsm designation. The RAAsm designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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.
NAR Family Certifications
At Home With Diversity / AHWD®
A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America’s real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. AHWD certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures.
e-PRO® gives you:
- Exhaustive Internet Training
- Unique Competitive Advantage
- Professional Distinction
- CE credit is now available in several states
Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information on the e-PRO® certification, call 800/874-6500 ext. 8543 or visit www.eProNAR.com.
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS
RSPS certification is offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home professionals around the world. REALTORS® specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue the RSPS certification. The RSPS core certification requirement includes the NAR Resort & Second-Home Market Course. RSPS applicants will also choose from twenty three different elective choices including courses from the NAR Education Matrix and the NAR Resort Symposium held every 18 months.
Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information, call NAR Resort 312/329-8393 or visit the NAR Resort Web site.
Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource / SFR
For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Your ability to close short sales and foreclosures depends in part on your confidence in seeing these transactions through. Begin building your confidence today with SFR!
Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® / SIOR®
Individuals certified with the SIOR® designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage. SIOR’s network includes more than 3,000 members in 580 cities in 20 countries. SIOR® represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.
Presented by Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
Contact Membership at 202/449-8200 or visit www.sior.com.
Transnational Referral Certification
The goal of this certification offered by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) is to prepare real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the Transnational Referral system developed by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). Students will learn how to integrate international referrals, resulting in increased income, into their business plans. When you are involved in an international referral, as a referring or receiving agent, the Transnational Referral Certification demonstrates to other real estate professionals that you are well versed in the procedures of the Transnational Referral system, have pledged to follow a code of conduct in business dealings, and expect that compensation, paid in a timely manner, will be an integral part of the transaction.