Designation and Certification Courses

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® encourages members to increase their professionalism, marketability, proficiency, and income through pursuance of an officially endorsed NAR designation or certification.

In addition to the many professional benefits and quality education NAR designations and certifications provide, many of these courses have been approved for continuing education credit.

Click on the logos below for details on each designation and certification.

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Designation Courses

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®)
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®)
  • Council of Residential Specialists
  • NAR's Green Designation
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)


Certification Courses

  • At Home With Diversity
  • BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process
  • e-PRO® Certification Program
  • Resort & Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS®)
  • Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR®)