Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

The REIA and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) are offering special online courses to REIA’s members.

The Certified International property Specialist (CIPS) designation will provide Australian agents with an opportunity to become part of the CIPS network comprising of  2,800 real estate professionals from 45 countries.

There are six international courses developed by Global Business and Alliances of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). These courses are designed to introduce real estate professionals to the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate transactions with the Basic Skills as the prerequisite required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.

Required Core Courses:

  • Global Real Estate: Local Markets
  • The Business of US Real Estate (required course for non-US real estate professionals only)

 Elective Options (3 from below):

  • Europe & International Real Estate
  • Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate
  • The Americas & International Real Estate
  • One Real Estate Advanced Practices (REAP) module from the Council of Residential Specialists


The courses are designed to benefit experienced international professionals, and individuals with real estate experience who are considering international specialization, and NAR general membership.

The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It’s synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in 45 countries.

By earning your CIPS Designation, you instantly align yourself with the best in the business, and join our influential network of international professionals. Don’t just give your business a global spin; take your business to the global level.

Mr Doug Disher in Queensland praised the course saying: “A lot of what you were tested on was common sense and experience, with some retention of new information. I have made some great contacts whilst at NAR and especially the CIPS troops.”

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Mr Quentin Kilian, CEO of the REINT commended the course saying:  “The CIPS course offers a unique opportunity to learn about, and understand the nuances of the real estate profession in other countries.  Whilst the course is predominantly written for an American audience it does provide a good scope of learning on Asian, European and Latin American markets and helps students understand the differences in these markets, including the cultural and business aspects.   Completing the course, quite literally, opens a whole new world of contacts through the CIPS network that you will become part of.”

Benefits of the CIPS designation

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CIPS Course Outline

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