The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the exclusive global designation of NAR®. This premier designation is awarded by NAR’s Commercial and Global Services
department to REALTORS® who complete the coursework and meet practical
experience criteria that demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with
How to earn the CIPS designation:
- Successfully complete two core courses and three elective courses (options and requirements vary for US and non-US applicants)
- Designees must complete the designation application with at
least 100 elective credits. Elective credits can be earned in 13
different categories such as: Speaking other languages, possessing
additional NAR® designations, attending international conferences and
international transactions, experience abroad, and others.
- Be a member in good standing in NAR (or NAR cooperating international association)
Is there a fee to become designated?
There is a one-time application fee of $75.
How much are the annual membership dues?
Dues for the CIPS Designation are $220 annually and new applicant dues are pro-rated quarterly based on the date of application.
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