Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation

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 international clients.

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.

For more information:



CIPS - Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)
CIPS - Europe and International Real Estate
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)
CIPS - Global Real Estate: Local Markets
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)
CIPS - Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools Course
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)
CIPS - The Americas and International Real Estate
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)
CIPS - The Business of U.S. Real Estate
Price: $ 147.00  6.00 Hour(s)