Designations / Certifications for Residential and Commercial Agents / Brokers

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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. These programs provide valuable instruction on new real estate business practices, emerging niche markets, and specialty areas of the profession. 

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.  Real estate designations and certifications through NAR are specialized credentials for REALTORS®.

There are many designations/certifications not affiliated with NAR. When deciding on a designation / certification, look at the added value, who presents or accredits the training and if continuing education is earned. There may also be other requirements, including additional and/or recurring dues, to maintain a designation/certification.