NAR Family of Designations
The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their 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. These courses are recognized by the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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Accredited Buyer's Representative / ABR®
The 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. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer Agency Council (REBAC) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria. This is the 2 day Core Course that teaches how to build a dynamic buyer business platform.
Take it online here: ABR®
Seller Representative Specialist / SRS
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria. This is the 2 day Core Course.
The 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+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across Canada to help you in your business. This is a 2-day course.
Take it online here: SRES®
Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green Resource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools to help real estate practitioners find, understand, and market properties with green features. This 2-day course provides education on local energy issues and provides a how-to when working with green buyers and sellers.
Take it online here: Green
Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The designation requires completion of full-day courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions. CIPS designees are connected to an influential network of over 3,500 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.
The full series consists of 5 one-day courses.