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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 required courses.

Certified Residential Specialist / CRS


Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.


Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS


  The CIPS designation is for Realtors® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge,    research, network, and tools to globalize your business.



Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS 

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 This certification is designed for Realtors® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.



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Vail Pro Designation

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 Vail Board of Realtors® Vail Pro Designation is an education program created for Vail Board of Realtors® members who want to increase their local knowledge in the real estate industry to

  become a local expert. Visit www.VailPro.net for more information.