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. Several of these designations can be obtained here at GTR.

NAR Family Designations

Accredited Buyer’s Representative® / ABR®

Accredited-Buyers-RepresentativeThe Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)
Learn more at www.REBAC.net 

Accredited Land Consultant / ALC

Accredited Land Consultant logoThe esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.

Presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)
Learn more at www.RLILand.com

Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM

CCIM-220The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.

Presented by the CCIM Institute
Learn more www.CCIM.com

Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS

Certified-International-Property-Specialist-Logo-WebInstantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at http://www.REALTOR.org/global

Certified Property Manager® / CPM®

Certified Property ManagerCPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors.

Presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Learn more at www.IREM.org

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB

Certified Real Estate Brokerage ManagerThe Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is 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. CRB 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.

Presented by REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

Learn more at www.REBInstitute.com

Certified Residential Specialist / CRS

Certified residential specialist logoThe 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®.

Presented by Council of Residential Specialists
Learn more at www.CRS.com

Counselor of Real Estate™ / CRE™

creThe Counselors of Real Estate®  is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, 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
Learn more at www.CRE.org 

General/Residential Accredited Appraiser 

GAA-color-logoFor 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®.

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.REALTORS.org/appraisal

NAR’s Green Designation / GREEN

20160215064233Through 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.

Presented by The Green REsource Council
Learn more at www.GreenREsourceCouncil.org

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI

GRI_largeREALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more today at www.REALTOR.org/GRI

Performance Management Network / PMN

PMN-logo-squareThis designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and  leadership development.

Presented by Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.WCR.org

Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAA

raaFor 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®.

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.REALTOR.org/appraisal

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES®

sresThe 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.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.

Presented by SRES® Council
Learn more at www.seniorsrealestate.com

Seller Representative Specialist / SRS

SRS_vctrLGO+txtThe 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.

Presented by REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

Learn more at www.SRSCouncil.com

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® / SIOR

SIOR-VThe SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. To earn it, designees must meet standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations.

Presented by Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
Learn more at www.SIOR.com

NAR Family Certifications

At Home With Diversity® / AHWD®

at-home-with-diversity-logo-webLearn 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.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.REALTOR.org/ahwd

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist / C-RETS

c-rets_lgo_rgb-hi-fullThe Certified Real Estate Team Specialist certification is 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. It is for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, and those who simply want to sharpen their management skills.

Presented by REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

Learn more at www.REBInstitute.com

e-PRO®

epro-logoNAR’s e-PRO® certification  teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today’s savvy real estate consumer.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.ePRONAR.com

Military Relocation Professional / MRP

Military Relocation Professional NAR’s Military Relocation Professional 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.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)
Learn more at www.MilitartyRelocationPro.org

Pricing Strategy Advisor / PSA

psaEnhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

Learn more at www.PricingStrategyAdvisor.org

Real Estate Negotiation Expert / RENE

reneThis certification is 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.

Presented by the Real Estate Business Institute
Learn more at www.REBInstitute.com

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS

RSPS_logo_smallThis certification is designed 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.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.REALTOR.org/resort

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® / SFR®

SFR_cmykThe 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.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®
Learn more at www.realtorSFR.org

Smart Home Certification

The Smart Home certification is for real estate professionals who want to develop expertise in the technology, privacy issues and best transition tactics involved in selling smart homes.

Presented by Residential Real Estate Council 

Learn more at www.crs.com