The Center for Real Estate Studies has partnered with The Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD), which is devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for real estate professionals. With 10+ designations and certifications, over 100 micro-courses, learning pathways, an award-winning podcast, and educational events, there is a learning experience for every real estate professional. Sharpen your skills and boost your business by investing in yourself.
Classes can be taken in various formats: Live/Virtual, Online and Microcourses
|ABR Live Virtual Course||Accredited Buyer’s Representative||The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course will give you the professional tools and knowledge to be an advocate and guide for your buyer-clients.||ABR|
|CIPS||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.||US Version|
|Green||Green Designation||Green homes sell faster and for more money than homes without energy-efficient features.|
Buyers increasingly search for homes that have increased energy performance and provide a healthier, more comfortable living space. Builders of green homes depend on educated real estate professionals to help market newly constructed or remodeled homes.
By earning NAR’s Green Designation, you position yourself as a leader in green real estate that’s fully equipped to help clients take advantage of the opportunities their next home can offer.
|SRES||Seniors Real Estate Specialist||The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation gives you the knowledge and expertise to guide homebuyers and sellers over the age of 50 through major financial and lifestyle transitions. Start gaining the resources that will help you better serve seniors.|
|Course Name||Certification||Description||Purchase Options|
|AHWD||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.|
|e-PRO||Electronic Professional||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.|
|HFR||Home Finance Resource||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.|
|PSA||Pricing Strategy Advisor||Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and approaching the pricing assignment from various perspectives. 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 the PSA certification.|
|MRP||Military Relocation Professional||When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. This 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.|
|RSPS||Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist||Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is a REALTOR® certification for specialists in buying and selling resort and second home properties. The RSPS certification application fee is currently $97.25, 50% off the full price of $194.50, until December 31, 2023.|
|SFR||Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist||For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. 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 today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.|