The Certified Relocation &Transition Specialist (CRTS)® designation was founded in 2004 by industry members concerned with the lack of education and standards across the disciplines that support late life home transition, such as moving, downsizing or aging in place.
Under the guidance of a professional testing company, a broad spectrum panel of industry experts and in conjunction with national trade organizations, CRTS® became the hallmark of a caring and qualified network.
CRTS® remains the only industry CERTIFICATION targeted to the "Senior Mover"/ "Senior Relocation" and "Senior Transition" fields. The CRTS® Professional Registry currently supports hundreds of residential service providers including organizers, realtors, movers, move coordinators, estate sale specialists, movers, caregivers, home stagers and other related professionals.
At a time when only a handful of companies were assisting seniors with home transition, the founders of the CRTS® designation, including industry expert, Nan Hayes, sought accreditation for CRTS® standards.
CRTS® was launched onto the national marketplace with the support of national trade organization partners, who recognized the need for higher standards in senior services.
Because CRTS® compliments rather than competes with its partners, we continue to support the goals and objectives of many national associations including NAR, NAPO, SCSA, IHASP, IMAWA, AMSA and more.
CRTS® Canada was launched by Gordon's Estate Services in Kingston, Ontario. Today CRTS® Canada supports hundreds of qualified graduates.
CRTS® governance was assumed by the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBAC).
The CRTS® Professional Registry of graduates exceed 1000 professionals across the United States and Canada.
And in 2011:
New training options are introduced by third party organizations to support CRTS® exam prep and to encourage standardized industry practices.