Compete in the Global Market: Become a Certified International Property Specialist

You want to stand out from the rest of your competition? Becoming a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) can earn you more international leads and business opportunities.

Become a go-to REALTOR® for inbound referral clients through the fully virtual CIPS designation course. With more than 4.5 million international users on, you don’t want to miss out on these potential global real estate business opportunities.

What’s CIPS?

The National Association of REALTORS® developed the CIPS designation to provide the education, resources and network needed to globalize and expand your business. CREA is pleased to offer the designation courses here in Canada. CIPS courses are priced individually, but bundling them can help you save on the course fees.

CIPS Courses include:

Global Real Estate: Local Markets (Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14)
This introductory course offers an overview of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations and cultures. Topics such as international brokerage, networking, marketing, and selling are discussed.

The Americas and International Real Estate (Monday, Jan. 18, and Tuesday, Jan. 19)
This course offers practical information on working with Caribbean, North, Central, and South American investors. Topics including historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered.

Europe and International Real Estate (Thursday, Jan. 21, and Friday, Jan. 22)
This course provides insight in regards to working with clients in Western and Central Europe. Topics include the European Union and its impact on international real estate, economic and real estate trends, networking and relationship building, and marketing and selling practices.

Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate (Monday, Jan. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 26)
This course addresses real estate practices in Asia and the Pacific with emphasis on cultural influences, economic trends and assessment of investment opportunities.

The Business of U.S. Real Estate (Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29)
This course provides international real estate practitioners with knowledge of the role of real estate in the U.S. economy and society.

For more information about CIPS or to sign up for next year’s courses, please click here.