REALTOR® Designations

Advancing Your Career

REALTOR® Designation Guide

The National Association of REALTORS® and its partner organizations offer a wide variety of professional certifications to enhance your knowledge and jump-start your career. Many of the classes required to obtain these designations are periodically offered by the REALTORS® Educational Institute.

Residential Agents & Brokers

  • ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
    With over 40,000 members, REBAC is the largest association of real estate professionals focusing on all aspects of buyer representation. (Read more)

  • ALC, Accredited Land Consultant
    ALC’s are the recognized experts in land brokerage transactions of five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels. (Read more)

  • CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
    The CIPS network is comprised of 1,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries who deal in all types of real estate, but with one common element: they are focused specifically on the "international" market. (Read more)

  • CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
    The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation is recognized industry-wide as the measure of success in brokerage and real estate business management. (Read more)

  • CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®
    The CRS® Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements. (Read more)

  • e-PRO
    is a revolutionary training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. (Read more)

  • GRI, Graduate REALTOR Institute
    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 GRI designation. (Read more)

  • Resort & Second-Home Markets Certification
    The RSPS is offered by for resort & second-home REALTORS around the world. REALTORS specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue this certification. (Read more)

  • SRES®, Senior Real Estate Specialist
    The SRES® Designation program trains REALTORS® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50 . (Read more)

  • At Home with Diversity Certification
    A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America's real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their businessas well as homeownership opportunities for more Americans. (Read more)

Commercial Agents & Brokers

  • CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member
    CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. They
    are backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources. (Read more)

  • SIOR, Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS
    Individuals certified with the SIOR designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage. The Society's mandatory recertification requirement assures clients of the designee's excellence in the fast changing commercial brokerage field. (Read more)

Appraisers & Property Managers

  • CPM, Certified Property Manager
    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. (Read more)

  • GAA, General Accredited Appraiser
    Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAA designation. The GAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements. (Read more)

  • RAA, Residential Accredited Appraiser
    Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAA designation. The RAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements.
    (Read more)

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