Unlock global real estate opportunities through the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, catering to diverse audiences such as international investors, U.S. residents exploring new markets, and local clients eyeing overseas property investments. The CIPS designation equips you with essential knowledge, research capabilities, a valuable network, and tools for business expansion. Access the exclusive CIPS Network, a community of 4,000+ real estate professionals across 50 countries, reserved for CIPS-designated members of the National Association of REALTORS®, establishing you as a trusted guide for global market navigation.


Earn the CIPS Designation

The CIPS Designation

The CIPS designation provides NAR members with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize their business.

Overview of CIPS Courses

The CIPS course curriculum offers you hands-on experience, with five full days of study focusing on critical aspects of international transactions.

CIPS Course Schedule

CIPS courses are offered in three convenient formats: online, as individual classroom courses, or as part of a CIPS Institute.

CIPS Resources

Pay CIPS Dues

Pay your annual CIPS dues through NAR's international payment portal.

CIPS Renewal and Reactivation

In order to earn and maintain the CIPS designation, you must pay membership dues to the National Association of REALTORS® each year.

CIPS Marketing Materials
June 1, 2022

The NAR Global Marketing Center is an online platform that enables you to access and print all of your customized CIPS marketing materials.

Instructors and Course Providers

Become a CIPS Instructor

Read the eligibility and approval guidelines for becoming a CIPS Instructor and complete the application form.

CIPS Faculty

Meet our world-class faculty. These instructors are well versed in the CIPS curriculum and certified to teach various aspects of the program.

Working With a CIPS Designee

What Can a CIPS Do for Me?

As a buyer or seller, why should you work with a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)? ​​​​​​​

CIPS Search

Find a CIPS designee by entering a country, city, state and/or zip code.

CIPS Awards

CIPS Excellence Award

This award recognizes service, engagement, and professionalism in serving clients with international needs and enhancement of global professionalism.