Designation & Certification

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.

ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
Designees have completed a course focusing on all aspects of buyer representation and provided documentation of buyer agency experience.
ABRM, Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
Designees have taken and passed both the ABR® and ABRMSM course and provided documentation of past management experience.
ALC, Accredited Land Consultant
ALC’s are the recognized experts in land brokerage transactions of five specialized types including farms and ranches.
CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member®
CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management valuation and investment analysis.
CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
CIPS designees have demonstrated their international experience and participate in international programs offered by NAR.
CPM, Certified Property Manager®
CPM® members have expertise in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.
CRB, Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
The CRB designation provides superior member benefits to enhance the productivity and profitability.
CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®
The CRS® designation is awarded to experienced Realtors® who complete advanced training in listing and selling.
CRE, Counselor of Real Estate
The CRE is a member of an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, objective advice on property and land-related matters.
Green Designation
The Green designation is the definition of green professionalism, excellence, and leadership for today’s real estate practitioners. Specifically designed to address the educational needs of practitioners in residential, commercial, and property management markets.
GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute
The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve a keen level of understanding of the real estate business.
PMN, Performance Management Network
The designation focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and cultural differences in buying and selling.
SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, the SFR certification program provides training and support that helps real estate professionals specializing in short sales and foreclosures build confidence and become a trusted resource for their clients.
SIOR, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®
Individuals certified with the SIOR designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage.
SRES®, Senior Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® Designation program trains Realtors® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.
National Association Family Certifications
At Home with Diversity Certification
AHWD certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues.
e-PRO is a revolutionary new training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals.
RSPS, Resort and Second-Home Markets Certification
The RSPS certification recognizes Realtors® specializing in resort and second-home markets.
TRC, Transnational Referral Certification
This certification prepares real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the Transnational Referral system developed NAR and the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA).

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