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Real Estate Designations


Following is a list of common real estate-related designations that can help improve your performance and income! For more information, or to find training for earning a particular designation, either click on the title or select the designation and your state from the “Licenses/Designations" section of the search box below.
  • ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
    The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. It is awarded to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

  • ABRM, Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
    The Accredited Buyer Representative Manager (ABRM) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

  • ALC, Accredited Land Consultant
    ALC's are the recognized experts in land brokerage transactions of five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels.

  • Certified Home Inspector
    CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis.

  • CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member
    CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis.

  • CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
    A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) is focused specifically on the "international" market. CIPS designees are consumers' best resource to ensure they are dealing with a professional skilled in the unique aspects of international real estate.

  • CPM, Certified Property Manager
    Acquire valuable real estate management skills through educational offerings leading to the CPM designation. CPM members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.

  • CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
    Agents can maximize their potential by earning the CRS Designation. The more than 35,000 CRS Designees benefit from nationwide referral opportunities, a professional image that attracts customers, and sales and marketing support. The CRS Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet production requirements.

  • GAA, General Accredited Appraiser
    Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAA designation. The GAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements.

  • GRI Graduate REALTOR Institute
    The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services by earning the GRI designation. REALTORS with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.

  • RAA, Residential Accredited Appraiser
    Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAA designation. The RAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements.

  • REPA, Real Estate Professional Assistant
    REPA is a comprehensive two-day certificate course that provides an intensive introduction to the real estate business and to the specific ways support staff can become valuable assets to their employers. Every administrative employee in the brokerage office, from listing secretary to the personal assistant, will benefit tremendously from this quick-start program.

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