NAR Education Matrix

CIPS The Business of U.S. Real Estate

The Business of U.S. Real Estate is a one-day course, and is a requirement for non-U.S. professionals to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. It introduces real estate practitioners to the role of real estate in the United States economy and society, and provides information on the requirements, regulations, and laws associated with working as a real estate professional in the United States.

Course Objectives:

  • An Introduction to the United States of America (U.S.)
  • The U.S. Real Estate Market
  • The U.S. Real Estate Market and the MLS
  • The Business of U.S. Real Estate
  • The U.S. Real Estate Transaction
  • The REALTOR® Organization
  • U.S. Business Culture

National Association of REALTORS®
Course Length:   
Classroom: 1 day; Online 6-8 hours
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For course dates and locations go to

To take the online course go to Center for REALTOR® Development

Designation or    Certification:   
This course can be credited towards the following designations or certifications:

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