Earn Your GRI Designation

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

Take your career to the next level with the GRI designation!

GRI designation advantages:

  • higher earnings potential
  • larger referral network 
  • convenient online curriculum
  • CE credit for most courses
  • potential credit for coursework already completed
  • CRS designation credit
  • e-Pro designation credit
  • a lifetime designation with no renewal fees!

GRI requirements:

  • You must complete 60 hours of Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center coursework. (All courses except e-Pro must be taken through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center.)
  • All coursework must be completed in less than 5 years.
  • A passing score of 70% must be achieved on each course exam. 

Required course hours per category:

Download the GRI Designation Request Form to review all of the designation requirements. You may select courses from the category list below. 

CATEGORY 1 - GRI Prerequisites (30 hours required) 

CATEGORY 2 - GRI Mandatory Courses  (12 hours required)  

CATEGORY 3 - Ethics Courses (3 hours required)

CATEGORY 4 - Client Systems Courses (6 hours required)

CATEGORY 5 - Finance Courses (3 hours required)

CATEGORY 6 - Technology Courses (6 hours required) 

Requesting the GRI designation:


CATEGORY 1: GRI Prerequisites (30 hours required)

OPTION 1: Broker Post-License Package (30 hours)  

OPTION 2: Managing Broker Pre-License Package (30 hours)

Note: Managing Brokers are required to take 45 hours, but only 30 hours of credit will be applied toward GRI.

OPTION 3:  Proficiency Exam

OPTION 4: Equivalency Application


CATEGORY 2: GRI Mandatory Courses  (12 hours required)


CATEGORY 3: Ethics Courses (3 hours required)

  • Any ethics course taken through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center and its branches will satisfy the GRI requirement.
  • ETH 1507 Social Media Ethics may be applied to either the Ethics or Technology category requirements, but not both.

CATEGORY 4: Client Systems Courses (6 hours required)


CATEGORY 5: Finance Courses (3 hours required)


CATEGORY 6:  Technology Courses (6 hours required)

*Certificate of Completion must be submitted for E-Pro Designation (NAR)