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 professionaly trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures.
Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR). The BPO Resource certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to reduce risk, increase opportunities, and create professional BPOs. For more information email BPOR@realtors.org or call 855-620-8863.
e-PRO® is a revolutionary training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agenst and brokers as Internet Professionals. NAR is the first major trade grop to offer certification for online professionalism. E-PRO® is not just about technology -- it's about how you can leverage your most powerful asset, your people-skills, into doing more business on the Internet.
NAR's Military Relocation Professional (MRP) 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.
Real Estate Professional Assistant--REPA. REPA is a comprehensive two-day certificate course that provides an intensive introduction to the real estate business and to the specific ways support staff can become valuable assets to their employers. Every administrative employee in the brokerage office, from listing secretary to the personal assistant, will benefit tremendously from this quick-start program.
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist--RSPS. RSPS is offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home professionals around the world. 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. For more information, call (312) 329-8393.
Short Sales & Foreclosure 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 shor sale and foreclosure opportunities are a not merely good skills to have in today's market--they are critical. 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. For more information e-mail SFR@realtors.org, call (877) 510-7855, or visit www.realtorSFR.org.
REALTOR Family Designation Programs
Accredited Buyer Representative--ABR. Education provides REALTORS® with what they need to stay competitive in today's market.
Accredited Land Consultant--ALC. The REALTORS® Land Institute confers its prestigious Accredited Land Consultant Designation to only the best land professionals in the business. A land specialist must complete the organization's rigorous LANDU educational program. For more information contact RLI at (800) 441-5263, email at RLI@realtors.org, or visit www.RLILand.com.
Certified Commercial Investment Member--CCIM. CCIM's are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. CCIM's are backed by a respected educational program, as well as superior technology products and business resources. Contact CCIM at (800) 621-7027 or visit www.ccim.com.
Certified International Property Specialist--CIPS. 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. Contact Information Central at NAR Global, (800) 874-0706 ext. 4650 or visit www.irem.org.
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. Contact IREM Customer Relations at (800) 837-0706 ext. 4650 or visit www.irem.org.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager--CRB. CRB is one of the most respected relevant designations offered in Real Estate Business Management. The CRB designation is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational professional requirements. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (800) 621-8738 or visit www.crb.com.
Certified Residential Specialist--CRS. CRS has over a 30 year legacy of giving residential real estate professionals the tools they need to be successful in any market. Contact Customer Service at (800) 462-8841 or visit www.crs.com.
Counselor of Real Estate--CRE. CRE designees are 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. By invitation only. Call (312) 329-8427.
General Accredited Appraiser--GAA. Certified General Appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAA designation. The GAA is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by NAR. Call (800) 874-6500 ext. 8268 or email email@example.com.
NAR's Green Designation--GREEN. NAR created the 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.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute--GRI. Member involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program. NAR maintains a clearinghouse of information for individuals interested in the GRI program. For more information call (800) 874-6500 ext. 8215.
Performance Managment Network--PMN. PMN 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 on top of a lightning-fast market. Call (800) 245-8512.
REALTOR Association Certified Executive--RCE. AE's interested in demonstrating commitment to the field of REALTOR® Association Management should pursue the RCE designation. Contact (312) 329-8545.
Residential Accredited Appraiser--RAA. Certified Residential Appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAA designation. Call (800) 874-6500.
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 Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist-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+. Call (800) 500-4564, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.seniorsrealestate.com.
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 knowledgable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. For more information call (202) 449-8200 or visit www.sior.com.