Designation with FSS&R Rating Certifications (Initial and Renewal)
The Specialized Service Provider (SSP) designation informs those with whom you do business that you have the necessary tools to engage in certain real estate transactions. The pace of certain transactions is driven by institutional needs beyond the control of licensees, and without knowledge and skill a licensee can greatly hinder the transaction.
This designation serves to assure the public and the industry that real estate licensees possess a level of education and experience to conduct transactions involving any or all of 5 rating certification areas: Foreclosure Sales, Short Sales, Real-Estate-Owned Sales, Broker Price Opinion, and Auctions.
Have conducted at least 2 transactions in each rating sought within the previous 24 months.
Complete an Express-approved course covering subjects in the rating sought within the previous 12 months.
Hold an active real estate license for at least 12 months prior to application.
Click here to complete an online application. The application itself will probably answer all your other questions.
To Receive Your Initial Designation with any or all rating certifications
Pass a course of instruction within the previous 24 months that is approved by Express and which covered subjects in the rating sought.
Have conducted at least 1 transactions in the rating sought within the 24 months previous to application.
Click here to complete an online application to renew an existing certificate with its unique number assigned to you.
To Biennially Renew Your Designation in April 2011
Express provides through regular mail a card-stock Certificate of Designation. Initial designation: $85. Renewal on or before April 30 of the second calendar year after your initial designation: $50. Express-approved education is a course taught by Ms. Freeman, one that leads to renewal of your real estate license, or another at the option of Express Learning Centers.
For initial questions, sending an email message is much better than a phone call.