Global Education

CIPS Designation Classes

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business.

To earn your CIPS designation, you will need to complete two core courses, three elective courses, and submit your designation application demonstrating 100 points of international experience.

Core Courses

  • Global Real Estate: Local Markets (1 day)
  • Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools (1 day)

Regional Options:

(choose three)

  • Europe & International Real Estate (1 day)
  • Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate (1 day)
  • The Americas & International Real Estate (1 day)
  • Africa & International Real Estate (1 day) — Available 2022

OR you can substitute only ONE of the below for ONE of the above:

  • NAR's At Home With Diversity (1 day)
  • NAR's Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification course (1 day)
  • NAR's Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (1 day)
Upcoming Classes
November 28-29, 2023| 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Certified International Property Specialist - CIPS: Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate
Hours: 7.5; Including 2 in Cultural Competency | Instructor: Linda Lugo
Members: $150
Learn the intricacies of navigating transactions in India, the Philippines, UAE, China, Japan, Australia, and other Asia/Pacific Rim countries. Identify important laws, historical information, cultural norms, geographic factors, investment patterns and trends in various markets that will assist you in facilitating transactions. This class is one of the electives that maybe taken as part of the CIPS Designation requirements along with the 2 required CIPS Courses (Local Markets and Transaction Tools) which NYSAR will offer in June 2024. There is no prerequisite. You must take the required classes before this course. Click HERE to Register Now!






At Home with Diversity

Who is it for?

The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.

What You Gain?

  • Knowledge of the subtleties of U.S. fair housing laws
  • Business etiquette for specific cultures
  • An edge in expanding your business to include international clientele
  • Credit towards the ABR®, CIPS, and PMN designations
  • Some states also give continuing education (CE) credit and GRI credit for this course

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