Designations / Certifications Courses
Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC)
A certification program specially designed for all real estate transaction coordinators! This certification is designed to enhance a real estate transaction coordinator’s knowledge to achieve the highest level of success. Attend and complete two mandatory courses, plus successfully complete two electives. Please note: Non-licensed real estate professionals must also take the online Real Estate Law Dos and Don’ts for the Non-Licensees course and only one elective course.
First Time Buyers Specialist Certification (FTBS)
First Time Buyer Specialists are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of first-time home buyers. By earning the FTBS Certification, you demonstrate that you have the knowledge and expertise to counsel younger clients purchasing for the first time on the home buying process and mortgage solutions to help them overcome the challenges they face in securing financing. Win their business and their loyalty to become their agent of choice when they move to their next home.
Office Management Certification (OMC)
The Office Management Certification qualifies brokers to organize and manage office staff, create an efficient working environment, and to follow current laws. It gives managing brokers the tools to organize office roles with employees and independent contractors and helping them to understand legal requirements to reduce liability and manage risk. The OMC will help brokers give oversight of licensed activities and provide a context for recruitment and training goals. It will also help brokers to create an effective work environment to lead unlicensed employees and REALTORS® toward maximum earning potential and growth.
Property Management Certification (PMC)
A program especially designed for REALTORS® looking to establish and build a property management business. Learn how you can manage residential and commercial properties to increase your revenue. Complete four (4) courses and pass each course exam successfully.
Resource Efficient Home Specialist (REHS)
The Resource Efficient Home Specialist certification helps REALTORS® gain knowledge on resource efficient properties, how they are to be appraised, and how they can help facilitate the process to sell properties at a premium. REALTORS® will be able to demonstrate the value of green/energy efficient properties by gaining insight as to how appraisers work and give value to these features.
Team Leader Certification (TLC)
The Team Leader Certification will give agents the tools they need to organize and follow up with team members, as well as helping them to understand the challenges and benefits of working as a team in today’s market. The TLC will also assist in creating a business environment that enhances the confidence of REALTORS® and the real estate experience for consumers while reducing liability for the agent and broker.
Accredited Buyer's Representative® Designation (ABR®)
An ABR® designation will prepare real estate professionals to thoroughly represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions. Learn how to successfully serve the buyer in today's buyer's market! The two-day core course, plus additional electives and experiential requirements constitute the ABR® designation.
At Home With Diversity® is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. More importantly, the class teaches how real estate professionals can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to future market trends. Additionally, you will learn to thrive as an effective service provider and community leader. The course addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. All three subjects are closely related and have value for real estate professionals who must serve diverse local markets. CE Approved
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation
International real estate opportunities are everywhere. New 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 invest in property overseas. No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business.
The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) certification is the first and only team credential recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, and is the premier credential for high performance teams. It is designed to elevate and enhance team development, individual leadership skills, and improve financial performance.
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation is one of the oldest and most respected designation in the industry. Since 1968, the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) has awarded this prestigious designation to REALTORS® who have met specific requirements and completed advanced professional training. Only 3% of REALTORS® have met the requirements which exemplify the highest level of professional achievement in real estate brokerage management.
Education and experience are what being a Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) is all about; they are both the foundation of the CRS designation and, together, will lead you down the path to success. Whether you’re new to the business and still building productivity or an experienced sales agent with high production; and whether you’re in a high-priced market or a low one, RRC offers a plan to meet your level of experience, market profile, and personal learning preferences.
The first part of NAR’s e-PRO® certification provides high-level digital marketing theory, with practical suggestions for its consistent implementation. You will examine the modern consumer and discover how to capture and convert these prospects into clients. You will dive into an overall online marketing strategy that includes how to use content to engage consumers.
Using the concept of the Hub and Spokes online marketing model, you will learn how to optimize your primary web-based presence (your hub) and align your other online marketing activities (your spokes) to connect with modern consumers and convert them into clients.
You will also discover where to focus your efforts in social media and how to develop a consistent and sustainable content creation strategy. This course provides a thorough overview of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as image-focused social networks like Instagram and Pinterest. Intellectual property rules will also be covered, and online advertising and paid marketing will be touched upon.
In addition to using technology to market your business, market your listings and connect with clients, technology is used throughout the buying and selling process. When home buyers and sellers do business with real estate professionals, they trust that the information they share will be kept confidential – so it is up to you to protect your clients’ data and protect it from data breaches.
In the second half of the course you will learn about the importance of data privacy and security as well as how to develop data privacy policies and procedures and fulfill legal responsibilities created by a data breach.
NAR's Green Designation
NAR's Green Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate. NAR's Green Designation provides advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices so that you can seek out, understand, and market properties with green features. Builder and consumer adoption of sustainability is rapidly growing...will you be ready to guide your clients?
Military Relocation Professional Certification (MRP)
This certification focuses on educating REALTORS® about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support. CE Approved
Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (PSA)
The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course gives you the knowledge base and skills needed to successfully complete a comparative marketing analysis (CMA) and to clearly communicate it to your client(s). CE Approved
REALTORS® who want to add resort and second-home market knowledge to their expertise should pursue the Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS®) certification. Knowledgeably serve your clients and meet their needs in this potentially lucrative arena. CE Approved
The SRS designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) to real estate practitioners with advanced professional training essential to representing sellers.
Baby Boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers and sellers in the country. Understand what motivates this growing market and how to address their needs with the prestigious SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist®) designation. This 12 hour training program offers real estate agents the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in counseling adults age 50+ through selling their family home, buying rental property, moving to a senior community, among many other issues. CE Approved
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) Certification
This course is specifically designed to show how you, the real estate professional, can serve as a resource for sellers and buyers in the brokerage of distressed properties. Real estate professionals play an invaluable role in helping homeowners and home buyers navigate these transactions and, as a result, real estate professionals can help contribute to the real estate recovery in their markets. CE Approved