Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Who is it for?

The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification is for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations.

What You Gain

  • Differentiate yourself on and®
  • Receive monthly e-newsletters
  • Participate in quarterly webinars on investment, second-home, and vacation property issues
  • Gain the right to use RSPS logos and marketing materials
  • Be eligible to join the private RSPS Facebook group for networking
  • Access to
    • Logos
    • Referral form
    • RSPS customizable press release
    • Marketing materials

How to Earn It

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  • Successfully complete the Resort & Second-Home Specialist (RSPS) certification course online or in a classroom


  • For the online Resort and Second-Home Markets course only, pass the exam at the end of the course with an 80% or better score. The exam is also required by some states for continuing education (CE) credit.

Professional Affiliation

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



  • Course
  • Application Fee
    • $194.50

For International REALTORS®


  • Complete the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification (RSPS) 1-Day course online or in the classroom.

Professional Affiliation

  • Membership in good standing in a cooperating association outside the U.S. which is party to a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).


  • Pay the one-time application fee of USD $194.50 via our payment portal.

Cost/Maintaining Your RSPS Certification

  • Once you've earned the RSPS certification, you will also be an International REALTOR® Member of NAR for the balance of that calendar year.
  • Maintaining your NAR International REALTOR® membership with one yearly fee of USD $75 will keep all of your NAR designations and certifications active.
  • Please note that if your International REALTOR® membership goes inactive, so will your RSPS certification.

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