Earn Your GRI Designation

The NEW Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Designation online courses will be available August 1, 2016!  

Why earn the GRI designation? 

  • GRI is a lifetime designation with NO renewal fees.
  • The advanced level coursework builds your knowledge base beyond the basics.
  • Online courses fit your schedule: study anytime, anywhere. 
  • GRI peers are the best in the business.
  • Exclusive benefits and resources are available only to GRI Grads.

What does it take to earn the GRI designation?

60 hours of coursework is required to earn the GRI designation. This coursework must include:

  • 30 hours of Prerequisites - earned through one of the following
    Broker Post-license Package
    Managing Broker Pre-license Package
    Proficiency Exam
    Equivalency Course
  • 12 hours of GRI mandatory coursework
  • 3 hours of Ethics coursework
  • 6 hours of Client Systems coursework
  • 3 hours of Finance coursework
  • 6 hours of Technology coursework

Links to purchase coursework will be posted soon!

All coursework must be taken through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center except the ePro designation course. All course work must be completed in less than 5 years. All courses require a 70% passing score on the exams. Most courses are licensed for CE credit. All online courses will have the option of either online proctoring or at one of our approved proctor locations. There is a $15 fee to retake an exam, with a maximum of two test attempts before being required to re-take a course. No renewal fee is required for the GRI designation. GRI is a lifetime designation. 

How do I get credit for GRI coursework?

Each course you take through the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center is recorded in our database. When you have completed the required GRI coursework, you will complete a form requesting your GRI designation and send it via email to education@illinoisrealtors.org

How much does it cost to earn the GRI designation?

Depending upon which courses you select, the GRI coursework will cost between $500-$750 (not including the cost of prerequisite coursework). There is no fee to apply for your GRI designation, and no renewal fees are required. 

The Rich Port Scholarship offered by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation may be applied to GRI courses. Learn more and  apply at www.ilreef.org.



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