What is a Certification?

A certification is a specialized credential. REALTORS® who earn credentials may list them after their name, for example, AHWD, RSPS, HFR, etc.

Certifications can be earned once you complete the necessary education requirements. Certifications do not have annual dues. Once you apply for a certification and pay the one-time application fee, it’s yours to use in perpetuity if you are in good standing with NAR.

At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) Certification

The At Home With Diversity® certification is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the rapidly changing multicultural real estate market. The dynamic and interactive course format facilitates open discussion among students, creating an opportunity to open your mind and think about your clients respectfully and sensitively to their backgrounds and preferences.

This certification addresses diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences and will help you build an inclusive business and marketing plan.

e-PRO® Certification

The e-PRO® certification program helps real estate professionals master advanced digital marketing techniques, increase their ability to reach customers, expand their online capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

During the e-PRO® program, you will learn to expand your reach with today’s ever-changing marketing and social technologies, techniques, and best practices.

Home Finance Resource (HFR) Certification

The Home Finance Resource Certification Course is designed to provide real estate professionals with foundational education to explain key pieces of the loan origination process confidently.

With the skills you gain from this course, you will also be equipped to guide navigating mortgage applications and alternative financing options for all buyers.

Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification

The Military Relocation Professional certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members.

This certification program focuses on educating REALTORS® about working with U.S. servicemembers, their families, and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of available benefits and support.

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.

With the Pricing Strategy Advisor certification, you will enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating comparative market analyses (CMAs), working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification

The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification is for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or managing properties for development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational, and vacation destinations. In addition to classic vacation homes, the resort and second-home niche also includes college housing and properties for investment purposes.

This certification program will give you the specialized skills and knowledge to maximize this market’s business opportunities.

Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) Certification

Knowing how to assist sellers, maneuver the complexities of short sales, and help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are essential.

Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification gives you a framework for working with distressed homeowners and covers the role of the buyer’s agent in short sale and REO transactions.