Certified Senior Housing Professional™

Become the Local Expert in Senior Real Estate

Certified Senior Housing Professionals™ (CSHP’s) are specialists who understand the distinct late-life transition needs, wants, and goals of mature home buyers and sellers. CSHP’s possess unique skills and knowledge positioning them as preferred real estate professionals for mature clients. For these professionals, it’s more than just a designation, it’s a passion!

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Experienced Guide, Trusted Advisor and Business Partner

Navigating the complexities of a late-life move can often be a daunting task. Mature homeowners deserve professionals who fully appreciate their fears, concerns, needs, and goals–not simply those related to moving or selling a beloved home.

CSHP’s are caring and compassionate advocates, skilled business people, and masterful collaborators.

Higher Standards

CSHP’s are not only skillful real estate professionals, they maintain a set of higher standards than are often expected in the marketplace.

Here are a just a few examples:

  • Open and clear communication from start to finish
  • Attention to both physical and emotional aspects of the transaction
  • Collaboration with a fully vetted team of reputable service providers
  • An advocacy mindset and servant heart
  • Always placing the client’s goals before their own interests

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Path to Certification


Complete Success in Seniors Real Estate course

There are 3 different ways to access the course. Choose the one that best fits your schedule and learning style.

Complete post-course requirements

Pass the exam and complete the comprehensive action plan within the designated timeframe.

Submit application

including experience, references, brokerage affiliation, membership pledge, and application fee.
*Agents having fewer than 10 closed sales must also submit a mentorship agreement.

CSHP Benefits

'Different' is Better

  • CSHP’s are welcomed as valuable contributors in aging services circles due to their depth of knowledge.
  • The CSHP credentials are widely known as more advanced than other real estate designations.
  • Proudly display the CSHP membership logo to add validity and credibility to your marketing.

Like Minded Professionals

  • CSHP’s come together regularly in a variety of ways to both give and gain support.
  • Referrals are made daily from CSHP to CSHP all around the country.
  • Online social media groups and web-conferencing events help you stay connected and engaged, motivated, and on track.

Member's Only

  • CSHP’s have exclusive access to the most up to date and relevant industry information available through SREI.
  • Receive ongoing access to forms, tools, resources and client materials through the CSHP member’s only library.
  • Get special pricing on SREI advanced trainings, conferences, and products.

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I love Educating, Equipping and Empowering both Seniors and their Adult children to make more informed choices. This program is well worth your time and financial investment.

Connie Williams, CSHPKeller Williams Realty Platinum

The “Downsizing Made Easy” presentation has helped me immensely in gaining entry to and credibility with the local senior living communities I visit.

Doug Graham, SRESHomeSmart Evergreen Realty

From my SREI training program, I gained the confidence to approach the local Senior Retirement Communities. They had never heard of our services, and are reluctant to talk with a typical Realtor who looks only for the listing of the home. As a combined CSHP and Senior Move Manager, I have become the one-stop shop, being the umbrella for a successful relocation, whether it be local or across the country.

Joanne Peters, CSHP, SRSGreg Malik Real Estate Group

Success In Seniors Real Estate Course was not just another course, it most certainly has been a career changer for me.

Helen Morgan, CSHPResource 55 @ America's Finest Real Estate

Amazing training and program! With a background in social work and coming from the social service industry, what I love and appreciate about Chris and Nikki's program is that it is all about putting people and their needs first.

Alison Van Hecke, CSHPKeller Williams Market Pro Realty

I first took the “Success in Seniors Real Estate” training with Nikki in 2012 or 2013. I’d already been working with Seniors for many years, however, it was immediately clear to me the first hour of the class that she was different in how she trains Realtors to “Serve Seniors” like no others.

Jim HolmesKeller Williams Realty

The more I implement the processes I've learned, the more successful my business has become. Nikki has helped me develop a passion for helping seniors and I'll be forever grateful.

Lisa Treadwell, CSHP, SRESCentury 21 Scheetz

This membership is invaluable as recognition to assist Seniors and their families thru a downsizing transition. The great thing is that all who are CSHP members are like minded and referring to them from coast to coast ensures families they will be well taken care of. We are Different!

Mike Flahaven, SRP, EPRO, CSHPEXP Realty