Successfully Grow Your Global Market

Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and immigrants residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in properties overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business.

The CIPS designation course gives you five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of global real estate transactions, including:
Globalization of economies and international capital flow.
Marketing and business planning strategies.
Roles, expectations, and cultural business practices of global transactions.

Expand Your Referral Network

CIPS designees are a unified group of practitioners who look to other designees first when referring business. By earning your CIPS designation, you instantly align yourself with the best in the business, and set yourself apart as a global expert.

Member Benefits

Access to the CIPS Network comprised of nearly 4,000 designees from 48 countries—and growing!
A customized profile in the online CIPS Directory.
Access to the CIPS designees-only Facebook group.
Access to a library of shareable content for CIPS designees, through the Photofy app, formatted for multiple social media platforms.
Discounted tickets for select events at the NAR meetings.
Use of the prestigious and internationally-recognized CIPS logo and brand.
Customizable print and web-based marketing materials.
Advertising discounts in various global publications.
Subscription to the CIPS quarterly print publication, Global Perspectives.
Discount on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Global Affiliate subscription fee.
Listhub Global discount (brokers only).

Designation Requirements

These four (4) requirements must be met to attain and use the CIPS designation:
Successful completion of two core and three regional courses.
Submit designation application.
Pay application fee and annual designation dues (U.S. and Canada only) or a one-time fee for international REALTORS®.
Maintain active membership status with the National Association of REALTORS®.