Designations/Certifications


REALTORS with a designation earn almost twice as much annually than those without a designation, according to a 2010 NAR survey.

In addition to increased income, designation courses:

  • Enhance your career
  • Provide continuing education as well as designation credit
  • Are facilitated by only top-rate faculty members with extensive experience in the business

Choose from:


Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) – Gain a solid base of knowledge on all aspects of residential real estate and grow your business into a practice with this most widely recognized National designation. 
  Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) – Get the tools you need to fully represent a buyer with the ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. 
  Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) – Gain the knowledge and expertise to conduct business with those from other countries and cultures. 
  Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) - Learn the unique skills necessary to successfully provide seniors and their families with professional consultation about real estate. 
  Resort and Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS) - Earn this designation to hone your skills assisting clients in their second-home sale or search. 
  Green Designation - Earn this designation by learning how to go green and assist buyers and sellers in their quest to do the same. 
  Short Sales & Foreclosure (SFR) Certification - Earn the newest NAR certification and learn to help buyers and sellers with short sales or foreclosure properties. 
  Housing Our Military with Excellent Services (HOMES) Certification - Get the skills you need to effectively assist military personnel and their families, as well as veterans, in securing housing to best suit their needs. 
  Broker Price Opinion Resource Certification (BPOR) - Get the knowledge and tools to reduce your risk and increase your opportunities by creating accurate, professional BPOs. 
  e-PRO - Make sense of real estate email marketing, social media and web site promotion.  And, take your business to the next level with the e-PRO certification.
  Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - When you join CRS, you join a group of elite professionals who generate three time higher sales and income than the average REALTOR.
  Performance Management Network (PMN) - Expand your network and increase your bottom line with the Women's Council of REALTORS (WCR) PMN designation.
  At Home with Diversity (AHWD) - This one-day course provides a wealth of resources and exercises on business etiquette, developing an inclusive business plan and strengthening relationships with a diverse clientele.
  Military Relocation Professional (MRP) - help current and former military service members find housing solutions that best suit their needs and make best use of their available benefits.
  Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) - gain the skills, training and resources you need to represent the interests of sellers in today's marketplace. 



Cancellation Policy:

Requests for cancellation must be received in writing no later than 10 days prior to the class to avoid a penalty. Written cancellation requests received within 10 days of the course will be subject to a 25 percent refund processing fee. “NO SHOWS” forfeit entire tuition.


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Get 15 hours of CE credit for free!

NYSAR has partnered with local boards and associations to offer RI409 “Equal and Ethical Service” in 14 locations around New York State in 2014. Each class will be free to members who register for another REALTOR Institute course, a $225 value. This is a limited-time offer for currently scheduled classes only, while space is available. REALTORS must call 800-239-4432 to register for the FREE course.