Designation & Specialty Education 2018-02-26T21:23:21+00:00

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.


ABR®, Accredited Buyer Representative – The mark of excellence in comprehensive buyer representation services and expertise. We offer this class twice a year. (READ MORE)

GRI®, Graduate Realtor® Institute – For Virginia REALTORS® GRI information, contact Cailin at crichardson@VirginiaRealtors.org. The GRI is a nationally recognized designation of the National Association of Realtors®. (READ MORE)

Performance Management Network – This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development. Presented by Women’s Council of REALTORS®. PMN designation requirements include a combination of WCR membership, course work, and referral transactions. (READ MORE)

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. (READ MORE)

SRS, Seller Representative Specialist – The premier credential in seller representation for Real Estate Professionals. (READ MORE)

PSA,  Pricing Strategy Advisor – In the one-day course, “Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA,” learn how to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of CMAs and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers. (READ MORE)

RENE – The first and only negotiating certification recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. (READ MORE)

To view all  designations/certifications we recommend training4re.com as a tool.

Specialty Education

The RAR Real Estate School regularly offers classes geared towards the commercial practitioners, property managers and appraisers. Classes include technology, legal and regulatory issues, contract writing, and landlord tenant considerations.