The following are some answers to frequently asked questions about applying for the CRS Designation. If you have a question that is not answered here or if you would like additional information please feel free to contact customer service at 800-462-8841 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, the designation application processing fee is $75.
Annual member dues are $195. In order to continue to use the CRS Designation, you must continue to pay your annual membership dues and take two credit hours of RRC Education, including courses, eLearning, webinars and electives and some events, such as Sell-a-bration. To learn more about the Designation Maintenance Requirement, click here.
Your designation application will be processed within five to seven working days from receipt.
If you are applying under the 60/30/30 Program, you need a total of 30 RRC Education Credits, and if you are applying under the Pro Program, you need 16 RRC Education Credits. These credits must come from live classroom courses, eLearning courses or Sell-a-bration. RRC Electives and other events besides Sell-a-bration do not count for designation credit, however they do count toward the Designation Maintenance Requirement. To learn more about RRC Education Credit, click here.
Yes, however, you must sign and date the official resume of transactions form and include the statement "See Attached." Or you can complete the Affidavit of Required Transactions.
If you are the principal broker, you would simply sign the Affidavit in both places.
No. Credit is given for only the following transactions: single family home, townhouse, cooperative, up to and including four-unit building, duplex, condominium or permanently affixed mobile home unit. The property must include an improvement.
You receive ½ credit for every transaction you complete with a partner. For example, if you and you partner sold a property, you would each receive credit for half the transaction. However, if you and your partner both listed and sold the property, you would both receive one full credit.
Yes, in the 60/30/30 Program, all your transactions must come from the past three years. In the Pro Program, you can amass 150 lifetime transactions.
Yes, all CRS courses will be credited toward the designation regardless of whether a person was a Council member at the time the course was taken.
Yes, the GRI Designation has not been required to earn the CRS Designation for years.
You must be a CRS Designee to advertise yourself as a CRS.
Under our Path to Designation, we recommend you join CRS and reap the benefits of our substantial membership discounts on education and events, which will likely pay for the price of membership as you earn your designation. However, you are not required to join before becoming a designee.