Designations & Certifications

NCJAR is committed to providing its members with the tools they need for success. Our officially endorsed NAR designations and certifications offer high-quality education that can help boost marketability and proficiency, as well as increase earning potential. In addition, many of these courses have been approved for continuing education credit hours.

We are dedicated to supporting our members in their journey towards achieving their goals. With our training programs, and official endorsements from NAR, NCJAR ensures that all of its members have access to the resources they need for a successful career in real estate. Get started today! 

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation
Global transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation prepares you to assist in all aspects of international business, from attracting foreign investors to your local community to serving as a multicultural client or helping local buyers invest abroad. Designees are also instantly aligned with a global network of real estate professionals, who refer business to each other.
1. Europe and International Real Estate
2. Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
3. The Americas and International Real Estate
4. Africa and International Real Estate
5. Global Real Estate: Local Markets

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation
Becoming skilled at buyer representation will help REALTORS® the way they do business and cater to clients at every stage in the home buying process. An Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) will gain a unique understanding of homebuyers' needs and how to best serve them, specialized information to stay on top of home buying issues and trends, and exclusive resources to share with clients.

NAR’s Green Designation: Green Day 1 | Green Day 2
GREEN Designees learn real estate concepts, principles, practices, and benefits related to resource-efficient homes. Information for this designation is provided from the ground-up in a way that makes sense to you and your clients. Give yourself a market edge in the changing real estate industry with the only green credential conferred by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Designation
The SRES® designation program trains REALTORS® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of homebuyers and sellers ages 50+. Designated SRES® members gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help grow their business.

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification
The multicultural market is rapidly growing and changing. NAR®’s At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification will teach you how to incorporate topics of fair housing, diversity, and inclusion into your business plan. Give yourself a competitive edge by learning how to work effectively with all clientele.

Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. NAR’s Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members, veterans, and their families to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

e-PRO® Certification Course
NAR’s e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification
Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology and approaching the pricing assignment from various perspectives. Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification
Just about every market contains second-home properties, not just obvious resort areas. In addition to classic vacation homes, the second-home market also includes college housing and properties for investment purposes. The RSPS certification provides the specialized skills and knowledge required to maximize the business opportunities that the resort and second-home market presents.

Short Sale & Foreclosure Resources (SFR®) Certification
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, NAR®’s SFR® certification gives you a framework for understanding how to: direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals; qualify sellers for short sales; develop a short-sale package; negotiate with lenders; tap into buyer demand; safeguard your commission and more. REALTORS® with the SFR® certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures.