Earning one or more designations continues to make a difference in REALTOR® earnings. Based on 2012 NAR survey data, the median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $28,900 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $50,000: a difference of $21,400. (Source: 2012 NAR Member Profile)
NAR and its affiliates offer designations and certifications for a wide range of real estate specialties. Earning these designations and certifications helps members to increase their expertise and marketability, giving them a professional advantage.
Continuing education credit is also available for many of the online designation and certification courses.