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Designations and Certifications

At Home with Diversity (AHWD) Designation 

At Home With Diversity® is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. More importantly, the class teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with — and within — a rapidly changing multicultural market.  Cultural awareness is no longer just the polite thing to do, it's absolutely critical to the future of your business.  Click Here to learn more.  

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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS®)

The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS® designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues.Presented by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Contact Information Central at NAR Global, 800/874-6500, ext. 8369.  To learn more about the benefits of being a CIPS Designee and member of the Global Business Alliance of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast visit

The CIPS Designation is being offered at RAPB starting October 15th - we are proud to offer the lowest tuition in the state!

10/15- Day 1: Local Markets
10/16- Day 2: Transaction Tools
10/17- Day 3: Europe 
10/22- Day 4: The Americas 
10/23- Day 5: Asia/Pacific 

Location: RAPB West Palm Beach Classroom (map)
Time: All classes are from 8:30am to 5:00pm 
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Certified Residential Specialist/ CRS

The Council of Residential Specialists has over a thirty-year legacy of giving residential real estate professionals the tools they need to be successful in any market. CRS delivers the education, resources and connections agents need to achieve their goals. Beyond the referral network, the high-caliber online and classroom courses and the benefits of membership, earning the CRS Designation is really about learning proven methods for making more money. Find out how you can get on the proven path to success today.  Presented by Council of Residential Specialists Contact Customer Service by e-mail at CRS Help, call 800/462-8841, or visit

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Graduate REALTOR® Institute 

The GRI designation is recognized nationwide as the standard for real estate professional achievement. Earning this designation will set you apart from the competition. All three required courses include the option for continuing education or post licensing credit. 

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Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIMsm


CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. The CCIM business network includes more than 9,000 designees and 5,000 candidates principally in North America, but also in Asia and Europe. CCIMs are backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources.  Presented by the CCIM Institute Contact CCIM at 800/621-7027, or visit

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The new e-PRO certification provides a roadmap to help you serve hyper-connected consumers of today and tomorrow. Course topics for Day 1 include the changing market, how to connect with consumers, the online conversation, and reputation management. Day 2 provides hands-on discovery of business tech tools, such as an e-strategy, mobile office, micro-blogging, rich media, and NAR resources. Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council) Contact e-PRO® at, 877/397-3132 or


Click here for more information on these and other NAR-approved Designations and Certifications.

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