Designations & Certifications

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Invest in Yourself!

To enhance your professional skills and stay ahead of the competition, the National Association of Realtors® and its Institutes, Societies and Councils offer designations and certifications. Add expertise and boost your earning potential!


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Accredited Buyer Representative Designation

This two day course is the first step towards earning your ABR Designation.  In addition to the core course one must complete an eight-hour elective and verification of five buyer-brokered transactions within three years of the course. For more information visit:

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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation

International real estate opportunities are everywhere. In this five-day institute, get the knowledge, research, network and tool to globalize your business.

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Pricing Strategies Advisor

Select appropriate comparables, guide sellers and buyers through a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and interact effectively with appraisers. Learn more at


Seller Representative Specialist Designation (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 professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for seller advocacy.
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At Home with Diversity (AHWD)

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.

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Military Relocation Pro

Master this niche market and win future military referrals.


Certified Residential Specialist

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®.

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Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation

Serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate: clients age 50+. Find out more at


Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource Certification (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.

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Graduate, Realtor® Institute

Stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a Realtor® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. A minimum of 90 hours of coursework is required, which includes nine mandatory and three elective courses.


Check NAR's website for information on Designations and Certifications available to increase your skills and help you stand out.

NAR Realtor® Designations and Certifications

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