Designations & 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)
Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – (ABR- Elective Course)
September 30 and October 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Pat Moyer, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRES, SRS
The SRES Designation Course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers. This REBAC designation course is approved for 1 Broker credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 cycle.  This is the core course for the SRES Designation, and an elective course for the ABR designation.  Cost is $299.  Includes lunch both days.  To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to, under the “Members Only.”

GREEN Designation
December 17 (GREEN Day 1) and December 18 (GREEN Day 2), 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ABR- Elective Course)
Instructor:  R. Scot Chambers
NAR’s GREEN Designation course. Day 1 will cover:  The Resource Efficient Home – Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations and New Home Construction.  Day 2 will cover:  Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource Efficient Homes.  GREEN Designation is approved for an ABR Elective credit.   Approved for 1 Broker elective credit and 15 hours of PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $299, including materials.  Includes lunch every day.  To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to, under the “Members Only” section.

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management (Broker Required)
February 12, 14, 19 & 21, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Instructor:  Sue Kichman
This is a required course for broker licensure candidates.  Topics will include:  Communication, Leadership and Management Skills; Policies and Procedures; Marketing the Office, Company and Properties; Staffing and Recruitment; Training and Coaching your REALTORS®.  Approved for 2 Broker credits and 30 hours of PA Real Estate Continuing Education for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $375, including text book.   Includes lunch every day.  To register call  (717) 364-3205, or go to, under the “Members Only” section.