Designations – Certifications
Designation and certification courses taken through NYSAR are accredited for New York State Continuing Education credit (CE) through the Department of State. Credit from these courses may be applied towards licensees’ CE requirements. Specific information on the number and type of credits offered may be found in the individual course descriptions on the “NYSAR Course Schedule.” Designation and certification courses taken online through NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development no longer offer New York CE credit.
Non-member pricing for all classes is $350 with the exception of ITI and CDW. For more information, call NYSAR’s Education Department at 518.463.0300 x219.
Master Real Estate Instructor (MREI) Designation* by NYSAR
The MREI is a NYSAR specific designation (no CE) that allows instructors to showcase their expertise in the areas of instruction and curriculum development.
*Professional Designation is not affiliated with or endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®.
Active REALTORS® who have earned a NAR-family designation/certification may re-take a previously completed designation/certification course for only $50, provided dues are current. REALTORS® with a designation typically earn more than those without a designation, according to NAR surveys.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Gain a solid base of knowledge on all aspects of residential real estate and grow your business into 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.
Resort and Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS)
Earn this designation to hone your skills assisting clients in their second-home sale or search.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Learn the unique skills necessary to successfully provide seniors and their families with professional consultation about real estate.
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Gain the knowledge and expertise to conduct business with those from other countries and cultures.
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.
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.
Home Finance Resource (HFR)
Discover the building blocks of mortgage and financing to confidently explain key pieces of the loan origination process to clients and offer information on various mortgage options available to buyers.
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 the 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.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
Earn the highest level of professional achievement in real estate brokerage management.
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.
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.
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 course cancellation fee. No-shows forfeit tuition.