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What is the CIPS?

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the exclusive global designation of NAR®. This premier designation is awarded by NAR’s Member Development Team to REALTORS® who complete the coursework and meet practical experience criteria that demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with global clients.

The five-day Institute is offered each year at HAR and only an elite number of REALTORS® have earned the CIPS designation in the state of Texas. It takes commitment and time to place the letters CIPS after your name. (Public Service Announcement: pronounce CIPS by saying each letter separately, the same as you do for HAR.)

The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It is synonymous with advanced global expertise, a distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition, with designees in nearly 40 countries. If you and an agent in another country both have the CIPS designation this can prove invaluable for a global transaction.