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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the exclusive global designation of NAR®. This premier designation is awarded by NAR's Member Development Team to REALTORS® who complete the coursework and meet practical experience criteria that demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with global clients.
How to earn the CIPS designation?
- Successfully complete two core courses and three elective courses (options and requirements vary for US and non-US applicants)
- Designees must complete the designation application form with at least 100 elective credits. Elective credits can be earned in 13 different categories such as: speaking other languages, possessing additional NAR® designations, attending international conferences and international transactions, experience abroad, and others.
- Be a member in good standing of NAR (or NAR cooperating international association)
Is there a fee to become a CIPS designee?
There is a one-time application fee of $75 for US and Canadian REALTORS® or $300 for International REALTORS®.
How much are the annual membership dues?
Dues for the CIPS Designation are $220 annually for US and Canadian REALTORS® and new applicant dues are pro-rated quarterly based on the date of application.
For International REALTORS®, you remain an active designee by paying the International REALTOR® dues of $75.
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