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    Certified International Property Specialist
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    Certified Residential Specialist
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CIPS® Designation

Certified International Property Specialist

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.

The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It's synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 40 countries. By earning your CIPS Designation, you instantly align yourself with the best in the business, and join our influential network of international professionals. Don't just give your business a global spin; take your business to the global level.

Education Requirements

In order to recieve your CIPS designation you must successfully complete the 2 core courses and 3 out of 5 elective courses (outlined below), and pass the multiple-choice examination given at the end of each course. To pass an exam, you must earn a 70% or better. Calculators are required for all courses.

Core Courses

  • Global Real Estate: Local Markets (1 day)
  • Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools (1 day)

Elective Options

  • Europe & International Real Estate (1 day)
  • Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate (1 day)
  • The Americas & International Real Estate (1 day)

OR you can substitute ONE of the below for ONE of the above:

  • NARs At Home With Diversity (1 day)
  • CRS 200 - Business Planning and Marketing for the Residential Specialist
  • CRS 204 - Creating Wealth through Residential Real Estate Investments
  • CCIM - Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis

Designation Application

In addition to completing 5 CIPS courses, you must submit a designation application demonstrating your experience in international real estate. This application requires that you earn 100 points in elective credits. Elective credits can be earned by speaking other languages, possessing additional NAR designations, attending international conferences and education sessions, and international transactions in which you will be asked to answer specific questions regarding the sales of each transaction. Transactions must involve other cultures or countries, and can include sales in your local market.

NAR Global, 800/874-6500, or visit CIPS Education.

Upcoming Course Information

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Both core courses and several of the elective courses are available through
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