What Is a CRB Designation, and Who Is It For?

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation is designed for experienced owners, brokers, managers, and supervisors to raise professional standards, strengthen individual and office performance, and sharpen expertise in brokerage management. Since 1968, CRB has represented the highest level of professional achievement in real estate brokerage management. You do not need a broker's license to earn the CRB designation.

Benefits of Becoming a CRB

  • Increased profitability, productivity, and performance – the median gross income of a CRB is 146% higher than that of a non-CRB designee
  • Placement ahead of the information and knowledge curve
  • Strengthened ability to sustain your business and remain competitive
  • Recognition as a member of an elite, worldwide community of industry leaders – only 3% of REALTORS® have met the designation’s advanced eligibility and training requirements
  • Access to a wealth of members-only resources, tools and benefits

How to Earn the CRB Designation


Work Experience


  • Exam is required for online/self-paced courses. No exam required for most classroom or live virtual courses.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®



  • Annual dues
    • Waived for the first 12 months
    • $210 each subsequent year

For more information, go to www.rebinstitute.com/crb.

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