Invest in Yourself

To help you enhance your professional skills and stay ahead of the competition, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and its Institutes, Societies and Councils offer a wide array of educational resources.

Earn Official NAR Designations and Certifications

Become more valuable. Develop your skill sets and show prospects and clients that you have the specialized expertise to navigate the current marketplace. By earning any of the following official designations and certifications you can as much as double your income. Many designations and certifications are available in-classroom or online through REALTOR® University.

Add designations, increase your income. REALTORS® who earn professional designations have a distinct competitive edge as a result of their increased expertise and marketability. Based on the 2013 NAR Member Profile, the median income of REALTORS® with at least one designation was nearly $27,600 more than the income of those with no designation.

Build Your Skills

NAR Designations allow you to:

  • Add prestige to enhance your professional image 
  • Learn best practices 
  • Gain new expertise 
  • Acquire specialized knowledge 
  • Increase your value, marketability, proficiency and productivity

Click on the logo to view information about DAAR’s upcoming designations:

Get your ABR Designation from the National Association of REATORS©

September 11 & 12, 2019:  Register Now! Early-bird Deadline 9/4

The goal of the 2-day Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®) designation course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative.  This coveted designation provides the expertise you need for the edge in serving today’s home buyers.


View NAR’s list of designations