Sponsorship Process

Updated Course Scheduling Process

The Council has introduced several updated features for course sponsorship. One new feature is the complimentary advertising in the Official CRS Semi-Annual Course Listing which will be distributed with our Jan/Feb and July/August issue of The Residential Specialist. To be included in one of these featured advertisement, you must book your CRS Course by November 30th and May 15th. You can submit a request at any time, but your course submissions will not be able to include it in our Official Course Listing and Semi-Annual Promotions.

For additional information about the Preferred Scheduling Period, the new online Course Request Form, and other changes, please reference the information about One-day and Two-day course sponsorship below and the following support materials.

If you have questions about this process or would like more information about sponsoring a CRS Course, please contact the CRS Education Coordinator at 312.321.4418 or crscourses@crs.com.

How to Sponsor 2017 or 2018  CRS One-day and Two-day Courses

1. Review the CRS One-Day and CRS Two-Day Course offerings and identify which ones you would like to sponsor for the upcoming year.

2. Consider your preferences for potential course dates and CRS Certified Instructors.

3. Complete the CRS online Course Request Form. You may request up to five (5) courses at the same time. Please note that requests will be honored when possible but some adjustments may be necessary in planning the national course schedule. For your request submission, be prepared to provide information such as: Course Name, Course Date Preferences, Instructor Preferences, Facility, Sponsor Contact Person, On-site Person, and Co-sponsors.

4. Once CRS Education has processed your request form, you will receive a notification that includes information such as course name, date, instructor, and CE eligibility. Sign and return the appropriate materials to CRS and pay the $250 Course Licensing Fee to book your CRS course(s).

5. Once your course is confirmed, CRS will send you electronic copies of the course materials. Prior to the course, print one copy of the course guide for each student in accordance with the Printing Guidelines. If you are a CRS State, you also will receive a link to online registration for your course.

6. Use the Marketing Resources available on CRS.com to begin promoting your courses.

7. On the day of the course, a local person should staff on-site registration and check students in as they arrive at the course. Be sure to keep an accurate record of everyone who attends the course. This is important because it impacts whether or not students receive designation credit and whether or not the course appears in their education histories.

8. At the end of the course, the Instructor and local on-site person must administer the online course exam and evaluation. CRS will provide links to these forms and information about how to use them.

9. After the course has been held, you should pay the per student fees to CRS ($60/student for Two-Day Courses and $30/student for One-Day Courses) and make sure that CRS has a complete roster of students who attended the course.

How to Schedule a CRS Elective Course
CRS Electives are courses from other providers that have been reviewed and approved to receive elective credit toward the CRS Designation. Scheduling of Elective Courses should be handled directly with the course provider.
Once you have scheduled an Elective Course and signed a contract with the provider, complete and submit the Notification of Scheduled CRS Elective Course form. You should notify CRS within 10 days after your course arrangements are confirmed so that the course can be added to the course schedule on CRS.com.
Attn: Booking Coordinator
CRS Courses
Council of Residential Specialists
430 North Michigan Avenue, Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60611-4092
Fax: 312/329-8551
After your Elective Course has been held, you should submit the full roster to CRS to make sure that attendees receive credit. Use the Course Roster Template to submit your roster. If you have contracted with the instructor to pay the per student fees, you should submit payment for these fees with the roster.
If you have questions or would like more information about sponsoring a CRS Elective Course, please contact the CRS Continuing Education Coordinator at 312.321.4440 or crscourses@crs.com. Please note that CRS does not manage Elective Course materials, so questions regarding student guides or handouts for Elective Courses should be directed to the instructor or course provider.
Elective Course Accreditation
If you are a course provider and want to submit a course to be reviewed for CRS accreditation, please complete the Elective Credit Application. Special packages are available for franchises. If you are interested in discussing package options, please send your name, company name, and contact information to crscourses@crs.com, and CRS will follow up with you.
If you want to renew accreditation for a previously approved course, please complete the Elective Credit Program Agreement Addendum form.