Expand your knowledge globally.
The CIPS course curriculum offers you hands-on experience with international real estate transactions, as well as five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of transnational transactions, including:
- Currency and exchange rate issues
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Regional market conditions
- Investment performance
- Tax issues
- And more!
To be eligible for the CIPS Designation, you must complete 5 courses as outlined below. The designation application must be submitted within 3 years of beginning your courses. Any courses completed more than 3 years prior to the submission of your application must be retaken to receive credit towards the education requirement of the designation.
CIPS Core Courses
Global Real Estate: Local Markets (for U.S. and non-U.S. professionals)
This introductory course offers you an overview of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations and cultures. Topics such as international brokerage, networking, marketing, and selling will also be discussed.
You must take this course before taking any other CIPS courses. Upon completion of this course, you will receive elective credit towards the ABR and CRS designation (applies to U.S. members only).
Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools (for U.S. professionals only)
This course provides you with the tools needed to present investment information to international clients—in their currency and area. You will learn how to measure investment performance, prepare financial projections, and understand the effects of taxes and exchange rates on investment.
The Business of U.S. Real Estate (for non-U.S. professionals only)
This course provides international real estate practitioners with knowledge of the role of real estate in the U.S. economy and society. The course will describe the role of real estate in the U.S. economy and society as well as knowledge of the U.S. real estate marketplace. The course materials provide information on the requirements, regulations, and laws associated with working as a real estate professional in the U.S. and skills for facilitating real estate transactions in the U.S. market.
CIPS Global Programs for Associations (Association Staff ONLY)
This four-hour course provides in-depth education on developing and growing Global member programs that will prepare REALTORS® to succeed in a global marketplace. This course is open to association executives, association staff, volunteer leadership, or anyone interested in understanding the value of global programs at their association.
Completion of this course will partially fulfill the requirements for the CIPS Association Executive designation. Other requirements include successful completion of the practitioner CIPS courses and compilation of 100 elective points earned for various international-related skills or activities on the designation application.
CIPS Electives: Regional Courses
Europe and International Real Estate
This course introduces real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international transactions with European clients, and is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.
Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
This course introduces real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international transactions with Asian clients.The course benefits both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.
The Americas and International Real Estate
This course offers students practical information on working with regions of the Americas and provides historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities from that region. It is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.
Or, you can substitute ONE of the courses below for ONE of the electives above:
NAR At Home With Diversity
The class teaches real estate professionals how they can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to future market trends. It addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. Participants will learn practical skills and tools to expand business and effectively service all cultural groups.
NAR Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification
With the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification course, you will gain skills and foundational knowledge for working with resort and second-home customers, clients, and properties. Participants will increase their knowledge of tax and investment implications and regulatory matters associated with resort and second-home properties.
NAR Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA
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.