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REALTOR® Designations

REALTORS® recognize the need to stay on top of changing practices, laws and regulations in the industry. One way of achieving this advanced education and recognition is through designations. To earn a designation, REALTORS® are required to make a large investment in both time and money. In addition to expertise and transaction requirements, REALTORS® must attend multiple classes, take exams and prepare market analysis.

Designation courses are on offer throughout the year at Alpha College of Real Estate.

 

Accredited Buyer Representative
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®)
With over 40,000 members, REBAC is the largest association of real estate professionals focusing on all aspects of buyer representation. Over 30,000 ABR® designees have completed the REBAC course, passed the test and provided documentation of buyer agency experience.
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At Home with Diversity Certification
At Home with Diversity Certification (AHWD®)
AHWD® certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures.
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Accredited Land Consultant
Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
ALC’s are the recognized experts in land brokerage transactions of five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels.
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Certified Commercial Investment Member
Certified Commercial Investment Member® (CCIM)
CCIM designees are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. CCIM is backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources.
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Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE)
A CDPE is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners.

 

Certified International Property Specialist
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®)
Whether traveling abroad to put deals together, assisting foreign investors, helping local buyers invest abroad, or serving an immigrant niche in local markets, CIPS® designees are consumers' best resource to ensure they are dealing with a professional skilled in the unique aspects of international real estate.
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Certified Property Manager
Certified Property Manager® (CPM®)
CPM® members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.
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Counselor of Real Estate
Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®)
A Counselor of Real Estate is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Membership is by invitation only.
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Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation is recognized industry-wide as the measure of success in brokerage and real estate business management. CRB designees consistently increase their level of industry knowledge, advance their earning and career potential, increase their firm’s profitability and benefit from active involvement in our network of real estate professionals.
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Certified Residential Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®)
The CRS® Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements. CRS® designees benefit from nationwide referral opportunities, a professional image that attracts customers, and sales and marketing support.
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Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (CRETS)
The CRETS certification is the only team certification recognized by NAR, and is awarded to those who complete courses designed to improve team development and individual leadership skills.
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e-pro
e-PRO®
e-PRO® is a revolutionary training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. The National Association of REALTORS® is the first major trade group to offer certification for online professionalism.
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General Accredited Appraiser
General Accredited Appraiser (GAA)
The GAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
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Graduate Realtor Insititute
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Members involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program and earn the GRI designation. The National Association of REALTORS® maintains a clearinghouse of information for individuals interested in the GRI program.
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Green Designation
GREEN
NAR's Green Designation is the only environmental real estate designation addressing multiple specialties. It is also the only green designation for agents and property managers recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.
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Military Relocation Professional
Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
NAR's MRP certification focuses on educating real estate professionals 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.
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Performance Management Network
Performance Management Network (PMN)
The Women's Council of REALTORS® offers the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation to give you real-world tools and a connection to a network like no other. Diving into hot topics such as leadership, negotiating, networking and business planning, the PMN's suite of professional performance training courses are focused on keeping your business out front and on top of an ever-changing market.
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Pricing Strategy Advisor
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
The PSA certification is designed to strengthen your skill in pricing properties, and to help clients with any questions they may have regarding home values.
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Residential Accredited Appraiser
Residential Accredited Appraiser (RAA)
The RAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
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Realtor Association Certified Executive
REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE)
Association Executives are recognized for their specialized industry knowledge and their association achievements and experience.
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Resort and Second Home Markets Certification
Resort & Second Home Markets Certification (RSPS)
The RSPS is a new certification offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home REALTORS® around the world.
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SSeller Representative Specialist
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
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Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in todays marketthey are critical.
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Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR®)
Individuals certified with the SIOR® designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage. The Society's mandatory recertification requirement assures clients of the designee's excellence in the fast changing commercial brokerage field.
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Senior Real Estate Specialist
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)
The SRES® designation program trains REALTORS® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.
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