• Designations & Certifications
  • Designations & Certifications

    REALTOR® Family Designations & Certifications

    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. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of requirements.

    More information on NAR designations and certification is on the NAR website — click here.

    For most of the NAR designation and certification classes scheduled throughout the country, go to training4re.com. If the class you are looking for is not on that calendar, go to the specific Council, Institute, or Society that oversees the designation or certification. You can find contact information for a Council, Institute, or Society on the NAR website under the respective designation or certification information — click here.

    For information to host a designation or certification class, click here.

    For the list of upcoming designation (including GRI) and certification classes through GAR, click here.


    Interested in teaching a designation or certification course? To become an eligible instructor for an NAR designation or certification course, you must contact the affiliated Institute, Society or Council for requirements and the application process.