Earn your CIPS Designation
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.
The CIPS Designation can also increase your earning potential – on average,
CIPS designees earn $50,000 more than non-CIPS designees from real estate sales
Don't miss the opportunity to broaden your
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.
Applications can be submitted throughout the year; a one-time only processing
fee of US$75 is required when you submit your designation application. Once
approved, you must maintain your designation dues annually in order to use the
CIPS Designation. Annual CIPS Designation dues are US$220.
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*Applies to U.S. REALTORS only, based on a 2008 member survey.