Reach higher to earn designations and certifications that will help you reach new heights in your career.
Your Membership at Work.
The following is just a hand full of the many prestigious designations and certifications REALTORS® can earn. With each accolade comes new possibilities and opportunities. You can find more opportunities on the National Association of REALTORS® and MICHIGAN REALTORS® websites.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designees advocate for homebuyers and are recognized as distinguished agents in the industry. When you earn the designation, you receive benefits that will help advance your brand, business, and network. The journey begins with the ABR Designation Course, which is being offered in a convenient live virtual format. This course has been recently updated with new research and information relevant to today’s market and will give you the professional tools to be an advocate and guide for your buyer-clients.
Accredited Land Consultants
Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are more than land professionals. They’re the most accomplished, the most experienced, and the highest performing land real estate experts across the country— whether they specialize in agricultural land, timberland, ranch and recreational properties, or vacant land for development.
Certified Commercial Investment Member
A CCIM is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. For more than 50 years, the CCIM Designation remains the gold standard for commercial real estate professionals, including appraisers, asset managers, brokers, developers, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals. CCIMs complete a rigorous program of advanced coursework and training in financial and market analysis, and demonstrate extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Certified International Property Specialist
Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. By earning your CIPS designation, you will gain access to the CIPS Network, which is comprised of over 3,500 real estate professionals in 45 countries.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
Real estate professionals know the industry is in a constant state of evolution and change. To remain competitive in today’s business environment, it’s vital to stay ahead of the information and knowledge curve. CRB equips brokers, owners and managers with advanced business management education, resources, and tools for achieving maximum profitability, productivity, and performance.
Certified Relocation Professional
The Worldwide ERC® Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) designation is the only credential dedicated to identifying professionals that demonstrate a broad understanding of managing employee mobility within the United States.
Certified Residential Specialist
Having the CRS Designation provides you with numerous benefits, from marketing and lead generation tools to the recognition you receive. The Council’s education programs and referral network provide CRS Designees with the superior knowledge, connections and tools to be more productive.
Graduate Realtor Institute®
The newly restructured Graduate Realtor Institute® (GRI) is the foundation for your success. The GRI designation is one of the most prestigious designations and most widely held among those who hold any designations, held by 19 percent of REALTORS®, based on latest NAR Survey Data. Earn your GRI Designation while satisfying your 90 clock hours of approved course work in earning your Brokers License as offered through LARA.
NAR’s GREEN Designation / GREEN
Through 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. NAR’s GREEN Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.
At Home with Diversity®
The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.
NAR’s REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. We are very proud to announce that there are now over 100,000 members participating in the NAR’s REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program! This innovative engagement tool encourages participation in all levels of the REALTOR® organization, and at no additional cost.
Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
The C-RETS certification is the first and only team credential recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. The premier certification for high performance teams, C-RETS is designed to elevate and enhance team development, individual leadership skills, and improve financial performance.
RRC Digital Marketing: Social Media
The Digital Marketing: Social Media Certification program is for real estate professionals who want to develop expertise with social media resources and sites that are an essential part of today’s digital marketing mix whether you are promoting your business or the properties you represent.
e-PRO® Internet Professional
Leverage the latest technology to grow your business. Homebuyers and sellers increasingly rely on technology throughout the real estate process. Gain practical knowledge in advanced digital marketing techniques and promote your expertise to consumers with the e-PRO® certification.
Home Finance Resource Certification
The Home Finance Resource Certification Course is designed to provide you with foundational education to help you confidently explain key pieces of the loan origination process. With the skills that you gain from this course, you will also be equipped to provide guidance on navigating mortgage applications and alternative financing options for all types of buyers.
Inside Sales Agent
The Inside Sales Agent certification program teaches REALTORS® the art of cultivating leads and adding qualified customers to the office’s sales funnel. The certification provides opportunities to learn and practice the skills and techniques top agents use to turn leads to clients and existing customers into repeat business while helping you build your lucrative career.
Luxury Homes Certification
Luxury Homes Certification is for agents looking to hone their skills in the ever-growing luxury home market. The courses included will give REALTORS® the knowledge they need to approach the luxury niche, including pricing strategies, negotiation tactics, and how to stand out from the crowd.
NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification
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.
Pricing Strategy Advisor
Enhance 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.