GRI Requirements

To earn your Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation, you must earn 120 GRI credits within a five-year period. These credits are earned by completing the three Core Courses, the Required Electives, and the Open Electives — in any order. You must also be a REALTOR® in good standing.

Click here for a GRI Worksheet to help you track your credits towards completing the GRI designation requirements.

Core Courses (36 credits)

Click on the course name for more information about each GRI Core Course. (You may take these courses in any order.)

For a list of upcoming Core Courses, click here.

You Can Bundle Your GRI Core Courses for a GAR Scholarship

For GRI Core Courses (“Risk Management,” “Skill Building,” and “Systems and Tools”) taken in the same calendar year, you may combine the tuition fees and apply for one scholarship for the total tuition amount. The Scholarship Application Deadline will be determined based on the completion date of the last GRI Core Course taken during that calendar year in which you are applying for a scholarship. For additional GAR Scholarship information, click here.

Required Electives – 36 Credits

  • Required Electives are any NAR-affiliated designation / certification courses – click here for list. – 36 Credits
  • GRI credit values equal Georgia CE credit values rounded up to the next whole credit. If no CE credit is granted, contact the GAR Professional Development at 678-597-4135 or GRI@garealtor.com.
  • For upcoming in-classroom and Livestream courses through our school, click here. To narrow your search to designation and certification courses only, use the Keyword “designation” or use the Filter by Category button of “Designations and Certifications.”
Open Electives – 48 Credits

  • Open Electives (Click here for Open Electives list) – 48 credits
  • Click here for the Open Electives Transactions Affidavit form.

If you have completed a GRI Course prior to September 2016, contact the GAR Professional Development Department at 678-597-4135 or GRI@garealtor.com for possible alternative GRI requirements. 

Please note: Effective for those who start working towards earning the GRI designation on or after July 1, 2011, all GRI requirements must be completed within a five-year period. (For those who started working on the GRI designation before July 1, 2011, the new GRI requirements used to finish earning the GRI designation must be completed within a five-year period.)

GRI Application

Under the new GRI format, there is a $25 one-time application fee. (Do not submit the $25 application fee until GAR has notified you via email that you have earned the GRI Designation. In that Congratulations email, payment information will be provided.)

Affidavit Form for Transactions

Please note: Effective for those who start working towards earning the GRI designation on or after July 1, 2011, all GRI requirements must be completed within a five-year period. (For those who started working on the GRI designation before July 1, 2011, the new GRI requirements used to finish earning the GRI designation must be completed within a five-year period.)

Questions?

If you have questions contact the GAR Professional Development Department at 678-597-4135 or  GRI@garealtor.com.