Why Earn your CRB Designation?

The National Real Estate Business Institute has been enhancing the productivity and profitability of managers, owners and brokers since 1968. The Institute provides the tools you need to reinforce your professional development and sharpen your competitive edge.

Education with an Edge  Stay ahead of the competition…learn new trends and business strategies to improve individual and company performance…receive practical and proven tools and ideas.

Educational offerings are all new and completely redesigned to deliver the knowledge and resources you need to create opportunities to excel.  After taking the courses, you will be better positioned to develop and streamline operating practices, market and position your company, and better understand how to keep brokerage costs in check.  You can attend CRB courses in locations across the country throughout the year.  Classroom-based programs provide a rich setting for the sharing of important professional knowledge and networking.  Many long-term business connections are forged during these programs.  Many Institute courses are also offered online through the National REBI e-Learning Center.

CRB Designation Requirements

This overview was created to provide a synopsis of the Program Requirements. All Candidates are subject to the full CRB DESIGNATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. A copy will be provided upon acceptance of Candidate application. If you would like to review a copy immediately call 800.621.8738.

Core Requirements

  • Submit Candidate Application accompanied by required documentation (if applicable), application fee, and required dues.
  • Obtain Membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® as a REALTOR® or REALTOR® associate.
  • Obtain at least two consecutive years of management experience prior to designation (may be obtained while a Candidate) and submit a management resume outlining this experience.
  • Earn twelve (12) credits within four years of application

Management Experience
Management experience is defined as being directly responsible for the management of a real estate
business as an owner, broker, active principle, or as having functioned as a supervisor of one or more
individuals (including assistants) and/or other real estate business management functions. Others may
qualify, please contact the Member Services Department with any questions.

Management Resume
A management resume should be submitted on company letterhead and include the signature of the current Principle Broker (applicant if applicable), a list of all management position(s)/title(s) held (indicate ownership/partnership), number of years spent in position(s), and employment dates in position(s) from month/year to month/year.