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

 Click here for the 2019 NYSAR education course schedule. 

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. 
  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.
  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. 

  Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) - gain the tools you need to reinforce your professional development and sharpen your competitive advantage.
 RENE_logo Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification - discover how to leverage your options and alternatives in order to give your client the tools to make the best possible choice.
 PSA_Logo Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) - 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. 

Cancellation Policy:

Call at least 10 days in advance and there's no charge. Cancel 10 or fewer days before the class and you can transfer to another class or your registration will be refunded, less a $25 cancellation fee. No-shows forfeit tuition.

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As an added benefit of your NYSAR membership this year, you are now able to take three innovative and engaging online classes for FREE! Log in at to claim your newest member benefit - just have your NRDS number handy! NYSAR members also receive discounts on other CE classes from Interact CE when signing up for the free classes.

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