Electives | ABR®


ABR® Elective Course Options

Before applying to become an ABR®, you must complete the ABR® designation core course and one elective option. Many of these elective options also count towards other designation or certification requirements.

Center for REALTOR® Development Elective Courses:

  • At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) Certification Course
  • Buyers by Generation: Success in Every Segment Certificate Course
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Local Markets Course
  • Corporate Relocation: The Next Move Certificate Course
  • e-PRO® Certification Course
  • NAR's Green Designation Course
  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation*
  • Home Finance Resource (HFR) Certification Course
  • Marketing Strategy & Lead Generation Certificate Course
  • Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Course
  • New-Home Construction and Buyer Representation Certificate Course
  • Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification Course
  • Planning and Zoning Resource: Advocating for Your Community's Future Certificate Course
  • Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself Certificate Course
  • Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification Course
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Designation Course
  • Short Sales & Foreclosure (SFR®) Certification Course

Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Elective Courses:

  • Effective Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals Course**
  • Networking and Referral Systems Course**

Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) Elective Courses:

  • Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification Course**
  • Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation Course**
  • Marketing the Listing Course**


*Selecting GRI as your elective requires that you hold the full designation.

**If you select an elective option from WCR or REBI, you must provide proof of course completion by uploading your certificate from the course with your application. Failure to upload a certificate will delay your application.

Classroom course search includes both in-person and live virtual courses.
Online courses are self-paced and you have one year to complete from time of purchase.

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Why I earned my ABR®

  • I can easily find and speak to someone who works in a certain area by using the buyer’s rep directory on ABR.realtor.

    Christina Lameirao, ABR®, CIPS, RSPS
    Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
    Christina Lameirao, ABR designee

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