Find the Specialization that Works Best for Your Business
REALTOR® University's School of Professional Development & Continuing Education helps real estate professionals discover their niche and increase their competitive edge, while building a better business. Earn CE credit by completing a course, or earn a specialized designation or certification to differentiate your self in any market. Courses at REALTOR® University empower you to open your eyes and see the untapped opportunities right in your backyard.
For example, did you know that over half of all U.S. heads-of-households are 50-plus?* Or that U.S. Home Buyers are willing to pay 11-25% more for Green Homes?**
Earning specialized designations and certifications allows you to leverage the demographics and trends in your market to increase your earning potential and grow your business.
And designations and certifications offer more than just the skills you need to cater to these niche markets. They also provide you with expansive referral networks, business essentials, marketing materials, and specialized industry research to help you continue to hone and promote your skills.
In a study conducted in 2012, the annual median income of a REALTOR® with at least one designation was $21,100 MORE than a REALTOR® without one.***
And as an added member benefit, NAR and REALTOR® University has partnered with The CE Shop, Inc. to insure the courses being offered are approved for continuing education credit at no additional cost. Complete your CE requirements today, while learning how to build a better business for tomorrow.
Increase your knowledge and your earning potential. View the complete list of Designations and Certifications now.
* source: Options Aplenty for 50-Plus Homebuyers, ERA.com, 2011
** SOURCE: Green Building Statistics, Eco-rate.com, 2011
*** According to data from the 2012 NAR Member Profile, the median income of REALTORS® with at least one designation was over $21,000 more than the income of those with no designation. And in a market where increased marketability and differentiation are key, there’s never been a better time to educate oneself to serve today’s consumer.