What is the GRI designation?
In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. You’ll increase your skill level across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.
- Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
- Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
- Are recognized nationally.
- Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
- All RI REALTORS® GRI courses count towards RI license renewal.
- Most RI REALTORS® GRI courses count towards the required 90 to obtain a broker’s license in RI.
- Various NAR Designation, certification and RI REALTORS® certification courses are included as available GRI electives.
Earning the GRI designation at RI REALTORS®
Courses that make up the RI REALTORS® GRI curriculum can be taken individually as they are scheduled under their course ID View complete list of GRI Courses or, to help learners obtain the GRI in a more traditional manner with set class dates and one discounted price point per module, they will be offered in specific blocks such as GRI-102, 201, etc.
You may have even taken a GRI class without realizing it! If you’ve previously taken any of the GRI Courses, with RI REALTORS and would like a transcript please fill in your information below and a transcript of classes you’ve taken with us that count towards GRI (must have been taken within 5 years) will be emailed to you within 72 hours.
In order to successfully complete the GRI designation program, you must fulfill these requirements within 5 years of beginning the program.
- Must be a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and maintain that membership in order to retain the designation.
- Attend classes within the GRI modules
- Complete a minimum of 15 hours from the GRI Electives.
- Any GRI elective that is a NAR designation or certification course that was taken elsewhere may be approved by issuing a certificate of completion.
- Notify RIAR that you have completed all required courses.
- Make payment of $20.00 GRI Designation processing fee to RI REALTORS®.
Once these requirements have all been met you are reported as a designee to the National Association of REALTORS® database and entered locally as a GRI Designee and able to use your GRI designation on all personal promotional material. A complimentary plaque and a GRI pin is then awarded to you by RI REALTORS®.
GRI Examination Policy
An examination is given during GRI 101 only. Equivalency examinations may be granted for GRI-101 and GRI-102 at a cost of $65 per examination. To qualify, you must have been in the business at least one full year, with a minimum of six completed transactions or by completion of a training program that is evaluated as equivalent. You do not earn any CE for taking the equivalency exam in lieu of the course.
- About the National Association of REALTORS® GRI Designation
- Why the GRI designation is critical to the success of your business
- Resources for Current GRI Designees
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