GRI Education Requirements

Requirements

To earn the GRI designation, REALTORS® must complete both On Demand and live coursework for a total 10 credits. You have five years to complete the required coursework.

1) On Demand core courses 
On Demand education provides instructional videos and supplemental reading materials that you can access anytime at your own pace and schedule. 

  • Course credit: The On Demand coursework counts as five credits toward the GRI designation. New GRI students may receive six hours of 2019-20 CE credit in lieu of courses 5 and 6.  
  • Time frame for completion: Students have six months from the date of purchase to complete the On Demand coursework. 
  • Course fee: $300; approx. 25 hours of education
  • Note: Completing the On Demand portion is not required prior to taking the live portion.

2) Live elective courses
A combination of live designation/certification courses are required to fulfill the five credits toward the elective course requirements. 

  • Course credit: The live coursework counts as five credits toward the GRI designation.
  • Course fee: $125 – $250 per course.
  • Note: Completing the On Demand portion is not required prior to taking the live portion.

Elective course options (must total 5 credits)

  • ABR designation core course (2 credits)
  • CRS 201: Listing Strategies (2 credits)
  • CRS 202: Selling — Effective Buyer Strategies (2 credits)
  • CRS 204: Buying and Selling Income Properties (2 credits)
  • CRS 206: Technologies to Advance Your Business (2 credits)
  • SRES designation core course (2 credits)
  • SRS designation core course (2 credits)
  • ABR: Effective Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals (1 credit) 
  • CRB: Show Me the Money (1 credit)
  • CRS: Mastering Relevant, Consumer-focused Marketing (1 credit)
  • CRS: Converting Leads into Closings (1 credit)
  • PSA: Mastering the CMA (1 credit)
  • PMN: Effective Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals (1 credit)
  • RENE: Power Negotiator's Playbook (1 credit) 
  • RSPS: Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties (1 credit)

Student requirement charts

See the charts below to determine which education you need.

Chart 1 — new GRI students: click here.
Chart 2 — existing in-progress GRI students prior to 1/1/2016: click here.

3) Membership must be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®.
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