Research shows that REALTORS® who earn designations consistently outperform agents who do not have designations. Earning a designation can help you close more transactions, earn more income, and gain expertise in a particular real estate niche.

The IAR School of Real Estate offers many different designation opportunities in both classroom and online format.

Fast Track Program

If you're considering either the GRI or any other designation, please consider our Designation Fast Track Program. The Fast Track allows you to earn both the GRI and other designations in about a year.

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NAR Official Designation

ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative

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ALC - Accredited Land Consultant

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CRB - Certified Real Estate Broker Manager

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CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

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Green - Sustainable Property Designation

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GRI - Graduate REALTOR® Institute

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SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist



SRS - Seller Representative Specialist

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 Seller Representative Specialist

Other Designations

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CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert

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Certified Negotiation Expert


NAR Official Certification

AtHome With Diversity / AHWD®

At Home With Diversity

Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)

Broker Price Opinion Resource

ePro - Internet and Online Marketing

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 Military Relocation Professional

military relocation professional 

Resort & Second Home Property Specialist

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SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource

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Online Courses for Certifications & Designations

REALTOR® University

REALTOR® University offers online courses for NAR designations.

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