About MRP

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is presented by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). CRD is devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for real estate professionals.

With 10+ designations and certifications, over 100 microcourses, an award-winning podcast, and educational events, there is a learning experience for every real estate professional. CRD has educational offerings in nearly every real estate niche, from buyer representation to emerging technology and short sales. In addition, courses are offered online and in-person classroom formats for you to choose which style best fits your schedule.

The MRP certification distinguishes real estate professionals who have the specialized knowledge needed to confidently guide active-duty military and veteran clients through the complex relocation process and take full advantage of their military benefits and support. In this course, you will learn:


Demographics of the military market

Understand the characteristics of military families and gain a better understanding of their specific housing needs.


Needs and timelines of the military home search

Identify the unique circumstances, challenges, concerns, and opportunities that military families or veterans face during relocations.


Military relocation process, PCS orders, and BAH payments

Learn the steps involved in military moves and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and how service members can use their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) payment for private-sector housing.


Basics of VA financing

Understand the VA loan process, identify the types of properties and transactions eligible for VA financing, and connect military buyers with lenders familiar with VA loan requirements.

Exclusive MRP benefits

Use of MRP logo and name


Listing in the MRP directory & differentiation on nar.realtor and realtor.com®

Personalizable Marketing Materials & Press Release


Quarterly e-newsletter

Access to the MRP networking & referrals Facebook group

After the initial application fee of $195 is paid, there are no annual certification dues, although you must maintain membership in NAR to use MRP.