Designations & Certifications

Advance Your Career, Increase Your Competitive Edge

We all know education is important and, especially in today’s market, one of the best ways to stay ahead and serve your clients. Earning a professional designation or certification increases your professionalism, marketability, and income. Designations and certifications can also give you the power and competitive edge you need to advance your standing in the industry and remain at the top of your game.

Mainstreet regularly offers live classroom courses for many of the National Association of REALTORS®' affiliated designations and certifications as well as Mainstreet's exclusive staging certification. Visit the calendar for upcoming classes. Learn more about each of the designations and certifications below.


Scholarships to Make Education Affordable

Pursuing any kind of higher education is not only a time commitment but also a financial commitment. The good news is that there are ways to make education more affordable. Scholarships are available through the Illinois Real Estate Education Foundation (REEF).

Illinois REEF Scholarships


NAR Designations & Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative®

At Home With Diversity

Certified International Property Specialist

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist

Certified Residential Specialist

e-PRO® Certification

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

NAR's Green Designation

Military Relocation Professional

Pricing Strategy Advisor

Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource

Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Seller Representative Specialist

Mainstreet Owned Certifications

Accredited Commercial Practitioner

Certified Staging Consultant Certification