Certified Real Estate Team Specialist

Get Your “C-RETS” Certification and Lead a High-Performing Team

The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) certification is the first and only team credential recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, and is the premier credential for high performance teams. It is designed to elevate and enhance team development, individual leadership skills, and improve financial performance.

The C-RETS curriculum integrates ready-to-implement strategies and solutions and provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training, and resources to build, lead and manage a higher performance team.

Earn your C-RETS today to maximize your team’s performance and your individual potential!


Get the skills to build an effective team, lead successfully, and improve financial performance. This certification provides the tools, knowledge and strategies needed by those who are operating in a team environment or who simply want to be better managers. The C-RETS certification also services as a fast track toward the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation.


  • Team leaders
  • Team members
  • Those looking to start a team
  • Brokers or managers with teams in the office
  • Those who simply want to sharpen their leadership skills


As long as you’re a current member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you can earn your CRETS certification. The first step is to complete three Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (CRETS) Certification Courses. For more information, please visit rebinstitute.com/crets.

Complete any three (3) out of the four (4) elective courses:

  • “Designing & Sustaining Successful Teams”
  • “Position Your Team for Profit”
  • “HR Solutions for Teams”
  • “Team Leadership for Maximum Performance”

Submit the Application with non-refundable $159 USD one-time credentialing fee. There are no recurring dues or membership.


C-RETS: Designing & Sustaining Successful Teams

Course #34297; 8CE; Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

C-RETS: HR Solutions for Teams

Course #33450; 8CE; Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

C-RETS: Team Leadership for Maximum Performance

Course #33449; 8CE; Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

Course Details

C-RETS: Designing & Sustaining Successful Teams

  • The concept of a real estate team is nothing new. They have existed for decades, but over the past several years, the team concept has evolved and become far more ubiquitous. As the real estate industry progresses and the consumers’ demands on the agent increase, many real estate professionals have started moving their existing single-agent practice to a more sophisticated and advanced model to better serve their clients and become more profitable.

C-RETS: HR Solutions for Teams

  • This one-of-a-kind course will answer all of your risk and liability questions when it comes to finding, hiring, compensating, training, evaluating, and firing team members. The growth of teams has clearly outpaced the support activities needed to ensure their success. This course will give you a firm foundation on how to manage your human resources and how to acquire and attract the right talent for your team

C-RETS: Team Leadership for Maximum Performance

  • Today’s team leaders must deal with a myriad of challenges, such has managing turnover, training and mentoring — in addition to running a successful and profitable business. To be successful, you must develop and implement a leadership strategy that addresses these challenges and have the flexibility to adapt to different personalities and different situations. This course is designed to help you understand the different management and leadership techniques and apply them to every day situations.

About The Instructor:

Candy (Candace) Cooke, MRE

Candy Cooke has been a REALTOR® since 1983. She is a TX Certified Appraiser and the Broker/Owner of Real Property Counselors, Inc. In 2011, Candy received the TAR Instructor of the Year Award. She was inducted to the REBAC Hall of Fame in 2012 and is nationally recognized by NAR for her dedication in the field of education as a REBAC instructor.

In This Series, You Will Learn:

  • Benefits of real estate teams vs. single-agent practices
  • Components of a high-performing team
  • Strategies to manage, train and mentor different personalities
  • Leadership techniques that lead to flexible and adaptable solutions
  • Managing for both maximum team satisfaction and maximum profitability
  • How to attract and acquire the right talent
  • Compensation and evaluation
  • Risk and liability relating to HR
  • And much more…