Obtain a Designation

Professional designations and certifications denote specialized education and experience. The Richmond Association of Realtors® Real Estate School offers a broad range of designation and certification courses. >>Click here to register for an upcoming course.


ABR®, Accredited Buyer Representative – The mark of excellence in comprehensive buyer representation services and expertise. (Requirements)
CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist® - The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. It recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. CRS® Designees are experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements.
GRI®, Graduate Realtor® Institute - Members primarily involved in residential real estate wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects and the fundamentals of real estate participate in the REALTOR® Institute, graduate program to earn the GRI designation. The program also provides opportunities to develop important business contacts. The GRI is a nationally recognized designation of the National Association of Realtors®. (Requirements)
SFR® Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification - Agents and brokers with the SFR certification have obtained the knowledge to help buyers and sellers maneuver the complexities of distressed property transactions.
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist - Adults aged 50+ represent more than 20% of The U.S. population. For senior adults, the homes that they live in are their largest asset and account for much of their net worth.  >>View Course Flyer for Details

Becoming SFR Certified


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