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About CIPS

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Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.


When you become a CIPS designee, you gain immediate access to business-enhancing products and services that are offered exclusively to CIPS designees.

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Benefits of Earning CIPS

  • An in depth knowledge of international real estate

  • Your name added to NAR's CIPS Directory

  • Marketing Tools from NAR

  • Access to NAR's private CIPS networking groups

  • Invitations to private NAR CIPS events​

  • Access to NAR's Global Perspectives Print Newsletter

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Courses are available online and are valid for three years. Any courses completed more than three years prior to the submission of your application must be retaken to receive credit toward the education requirement of the designation.

How Long will my CIPS be valid?

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