Designations & Certifications

Certified Risk Management Specialist (rCRMS)

AAR’s certification program designed to increase members’ knowledge to successfully manage real estate transactions for clients while reducing exposure to risk. Earn this new certification and give your clients the utmost protection during their transaction.

Masters of Real Estate Society (MRE)

Educational programs designed specifically for brokers and managers.

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NAR Designations & Certifications

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils, and two certification programs. The ISCs provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services to assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge. Designations acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers two certification programs

Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

The GRI designation is a national designation delivered by the state REALTOR® associations. The 90-hour course of study meets the accreditation standards established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the GRI designation. Only members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may hold the GRI designation.

View the GRI Registration Calendar

CRPM (Certified Residential Property Manager)

AAR ‘s newest certification program dedicated to property management offering property management classes that you can use for your real estate license renewal. This program was developed and designed to hone your knowledge and skills in topics that relate to your day to day business as a property manager. The curriculum was developed in concert with property management attorneys and long time property manager practitioners.  (this certification is not an NAR program)

The Property Management Bootcamp is a required course for those with less than 2 years of property management experience.  It can be used as an elective for those with more than 2 years of property management experience.

To earn the certification, students must complete all the required curriculum within two years of the first course taken and successfully pass the course exams.