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Designations and Certifications

Real estate is a tough, competitive business. Studies have shown that REALTORS® with one or more designations considerably increase their income-earning potential.

The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Institute, in partnership with the Pennsylvania REALTORS® Institute, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg, and other organizations, offers a variety of designation and certification programs throughout the year. You will find the designation courses being held at GHAR under Continuing Education. You may also want to check out PAR’s statewide education calendar at These include courses leading to the:

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
  • REALTOR® e-PRO (e-PRO)
  • SRS
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • At Home With Diversity® (AHWD)


Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) (15 hours)

Learn tools and tips that will equip you to list in today’s marketplace. Learn how to:  increase listings and grow your business, demonstrate and communicate your value package, understand and apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, understand and comply with state license laws, understand and apply methods, tools and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need…


At Home with Diversity® Certification Course (AHWD) (7 hours)

Course will help real estate licensees to develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that they may inhibit you from embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business.  Students will learn inclusive, multi-cultural marketing and advertising strategies to broaden their client base; how to formulate an inclusive business plan to them create an enduring business that is able to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing marketplace…

At Home With Diversity® Certification Course AHWD