The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

NAR Family Designations

ABRThe Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process…learn more >

ALCThe Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) designation requires successful completion of the LANDU education program, high-volume and experience level, and an honorable Code of Conduct…learn more >

CCIMThe Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement…learn more >

CIPSThe Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation focuses on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions….learn more >

Certified Property ManagerCPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors…learn more >

CRBThe Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements…learn more >

Certified Residential SpecialistThe Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers…learn more >

Counselors of Real EstateThe Counselors of Real Estate® is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters…learn more >

GAAThis designation is awarded to Appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®…learn more >

NAR's Green Designation / GREENThrough NAR’s Green Designation, the Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools to help understand and market properties with green features….learn more >

Graduate Realtor InstituteREALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process…learn more >

Performance Management NetworkThis designation focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development…learn more >

RCERCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. RCE designees exemplify goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth…learn more >

RAAThis designation is awarded to Appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®…learn more >

SRSThe Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance…learn more >

SIORThe SIOR designation is earned through meeting standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations…learn more

SRESThe SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+…learn more 

NAR Family Certifications

At Home With DiversityThe At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them…learn more >

BPORThe BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs)…learn more >

CRETSThe Certified Real Estate Team Specialist certification is designed to improve team development, individual leadership skills, and financial performance…learn more >

eProNAR’s e-PRO® certification teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today’s savvy real estate consumer…learn more >

MRPNAR’s Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to take full advantage of military benefits and support…learn more >

RSPS DesignationThis certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate transactions for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination…learn more >

SFR Short Sale DesignationThe SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them,…learn more >

Upcoming Designation Courses at Cobb Association of Realtors®