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)



Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®)
March 13 & 14, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  L. Rick Zalek
The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and
resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. Students will learn how to build a
buyer-representative business, value the services they perform on behalf of buyer-clients, increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement, gain methods, tools, and techniques to provide the support and services that
buyers want.  Approved for 1 Broker elective credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 CE cycle. Cost is $299.
Includes lunch both days.  To register for class call (717) 364-3205 or go online to under “Members Only.”


Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
Monday and Tuesday, April 29 & 30, 2019,  from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Pat Moyer ABR, CRS, GRI, GREEN, SRES, SFR, ePRO
GHRI in partnership with Association of REALTORS® School (ARS) is offering the SRS Designation Course at the GHAR classroom located at 424 N. Enola Dr., Enola, PA.  Learn tools and tips that will equip you to list in today’s
marketplace.  Lear how to:  increase listings and grow you 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.   Designation is approved for an ABR Elective credit., 1 Broker credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 cycle. Cost is $299.  To register for class call 717) 364-3205 or go online to, under “Members Only.”