REALTORS® of South Central Kansas Logo

National Designations & Certifications

The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide range of 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.

With designation and certification training, you can:

  • Increase your income.
  • Gain skills to provide specialized expertise.
  • Enhance your professional image.
  • Increase your marketability, proficiency, and productivity.

Designations require annual dues (the first year is free) and continued membership in NAR. They offer extensive benefits that are continually improved upon and expanded. Designations have specific core course and elective course requirements, both of which may serve as approved education credits toward other NAR credentials.

Certifications are achieved through “one and done” coursework, and require a one-time application fee, but do not require ongoing education or dues maintenance.

Even if you are not interested in gaining a designation/certification, or aren’t a REALTOR®, the information these courses provide can be very beneficial for the success of your real estate business.

We hold two or more of these courses annually in a live classroom format with CE credit, but you can take many of these courses online.

***Please note: Designation/Certification classes are NOT covered by the E-Card available to RSCK members.**


The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

Presented by Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council

Contact: 800-648-6224 or



The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants is the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.

Presented by REALTORS® Land Institute 

Contact 800-441-5263 or


Certified Commercial Investment designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirement and its members are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation, and investment analysis.

Presented by the CCIM Institute

Contact 800-621-7027 or

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology, and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.

Presented by Real Estate Business Institute

Contact 800-621-8738 or info@REBInstitute


The Certified Residential Specialist designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.

Presented by Residential Real Estate Council

Contact CRS at 800-462-8841




REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.

Presented by Kansas Association of REALTORS®

Contact 800-366-0069 ext 2120




Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources, and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.

​Presented by The Green REsource Council

Contact 800-498-9422 or


The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

Presented by Real Estate Business Institute

Contact 800-621-8738 or info@REBInstitute


The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.

Presented by SRES® Council

Contact 800-500-4564 or

Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

Contact 800-874-6500 ext 8393






The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist certification is designed to improve team development, individual leadership skills, and financial performance. The courses provide the tools, strategies, and knowledge that are required of today’s real estate professionals who are either considering or currently operating in a team environment. It is for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, and those who simply want to sharpen their management skills.

Presented by Real Estate Business Institute

Contact 800-621-8738 or info@REBInstitut


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.

​Presented by National Association of REALTORS®

Contact 877-397-3132 or




NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

Presented by Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council

Contact us at 888-648-8321 or


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 PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.

Presented by National Association of REALTORS®



RENE is the FIRST and ONLY negotiating certification recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.  

This certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.

Presented by Real Estate Business Institute

contact 800-621-8738 or info@REBInstitute


The SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.

​Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

Contact 877-510-7855 or




September 8 & 9, 2021

Real Estate Negotiation Expert




For information on requirements necessary to earn any designation or certification contact Cindi Siggs via email or by calling 316-263-3167.