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 12 & 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Melanie McLane, ABR, CRB, CRS, CDEI, ePRO, GREEN-CERTIFIED, GRI, RAA, RSPS, SRES, SRS 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 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 credit and 15 Hours PA Real Estate CE for the 2016-2018 cycle. Cost is $299. Includes lunch both days. To register for class call (717) 364-3205 or go online to under “Members Only.”

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 21, 22, & 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Lois Graham, GRI, CSP, ETC GHRI in partnership with the Home Builders Association (HBA) is offering the CSP Designation Course at the Home Builders of Metro Harrisburg, Educational Facility, 2416 Park Drive, Hbg., PA  17110.  This course is approved for 15 Hours of PA Real Estate CE and 1 Broker Elective credit for the 2016-2018 cycle.  Cost is $350 for HBA members; $400 for non-members.  To register, or for any questions, contact Bob at (717) 232-5595 or

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management April 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2018, 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 2016-2018 cycle. Cost is $350. Includes lunch every day. Text book is $25. To register call (717) 364-3205, or go to, under the “Members Only” section.


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