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How to Get a Real Estate Designation: First Steps

REIC National
nov. 23, 2016

As we all know, the real estate industry is highly competitive. In order to succeed it is important
to continue to grow and develop as a professional. This is why many agents are giving
themselves an edge through expert training and industry-recognized designations that provide
career-long benefits like increased skill and reputability. If you are reading this article, there is a
good chance, you’ve also decided to stay ahead of the pack and invest in your career through a real estate designation - but where do you start?


The first step to receiving a designation is becoming a Member of REIC and commiting to the REIC Code of Professional Standards. Ethics and standards are the cornerstone of what we do, and becoming an REIC Member lets clients know you are focused on upholding the REIC Code of Professional Standards, and as such, conduct their professional activities in accordance with the code. 

Benefits of Membership

You can absolutely take courses at REIC without becoming a Member - however, REIC Members receive a number of benefits, including:
  • Discounted tuition, events and products
  • Access to local and national resources
  • Member networking and support
  • Online promotion

Ready to get started? 

To become an REIC Member, the first step is to submit your application for Candidacy. This will get the ball rolling. To do this:
  • Visit the REIC website
  • Select the designation program that best suits your needs.
  • Download the application form (located on the left hand side menu), fill out your information, and submit it.
  • You will be notified once you are approved as a Candidate Member.

Fulfill Education and Experience Requirements
  • Each designation has unique education and experience requirements. If you aren’t sure if
    your education or experience qualifies for the designation you are interested in, contact
    directly to discuss with a staff member via phone or email.

The Peer Interview Process
  • Once you have completed your education requirements and have the necessary experience, you will be contacted by a representative from your local REIC Chapter for a peer interview.

Receiving your Designation

You will receive your designation certificate and pin when you:
  • Complete the education and experience requirements.
  • Complete the peer interview.
  • Commit to the REIC Code of Professional Standards.
  • Pay annual dues fees as established by the Institute.
REIC's range of designation programs provide new insights and knowledge to help you attract the right kind of business, build a thriving career, and increase your earning potential. Our highly recognized programs cover all disciplines of the real estate industry, including real estate sales, property / asset management, finance, leasing, reserve fund planning, and underwriting. 

For more information on professional real estate designations please contact Shelley, Admissions & Membership Coordinator | tel: 416.695.0555 ext. 260 | toll free: 1.800.542.7342

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