REALTORS® who’ve earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation will now be required to complete two hours of CRS education each calendar year to maintain their designation. The new requirement was approved by the CRS Board of Directors at the 2016 Annual Meeting to differentiate the designation and establish a high standard.

All existing designees must fulfill the requirement by Dec. 31, 2017, to maintain their designation for 2018. New designees are exempt from the maintenance requirement for their first year.

Ways to earn education that meets the maintenance requirement:

  • Free live or recorded member benefit webinars at
  • CRS-produced education such as classroom courses, eLearning courses,
  • Sell-a-bration sessions, and webinars.
  • CRS elective courses
  • Pre-approved CRS Local Networking Group events

Learn more about the new requirement in this FAQ.