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Earn your GRI Designation

Get on the GRI FAST-TRACK with IAR course options!

Your clients are more sophisticated than ever, requiring you to perform at a higher level of professionalism. By earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Designation (GRI), you will lead the pack with real-world knowledge about new technologies, laws and marketing techniques that positively affect your bottom line.

Stay one step ahead of the competition. Earn your GRI.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® offers TWO FAST-TRACK OPTIONS to earn the first 30 hours of course credit for GRI.


Proficiency Exam - NEW!
(Cost = $115)

IAR members may obtain full credit for completion of the first 30 hours of GRI course credit by completing the Proficiency Exam - without attending any classroom course or meeting any equivalency requirements. The Proficiency exam covers the same material originally offered in Course I of the Institute program.

Equivalency Program (Cost = $75)
30+ approved courses will qualify you for the first 30 hours of GRI credit. Simply submit the $75 administration fee with a completed application to the REALTOR® Institute along with proof of completion of an approved program listed below.

Download the Equivalency application and approved programs today or contact IAR's Education Department for more information.

Approved Courses

  • Two 2-day Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Courses
  • One 2-day Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) Course & One 2-day CRS Course
  • PMN (Performance Management Network) designation / a Women's Council of REALTORS® designation
  • @properties Training Program
  • Baird and Warner Career Institute
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group 8 Weeks to Excellence
  • Career Development Principles and Practices
  • Century 21 CREATE21
  • Chicago Association of REALTORS, 30 hour Broker Post-license, or 45 hour Managing Broker Pre-license course(s)
  • Coldwell Banker HOA REALTOR® Education Program
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Business Development Series
  • Coldwell Banker University FastStart
  • Dickerson & Nieman REALTORS® Training Program
  • Foundations for Xselleration by Lynn Madison Seminars
  • Gambino REALTORS® Fast Start Program
  • GMAC Real Estate/First 90 Days
  • JMR Institute for Real Estate Excellence
  • John Greene REALTOR® Training Towards Talent Program
  • Keller Williams IGNITE
  • Mel Foster Company Agent Development Program
  • Prudential Clark and Holm Master's Training
  • Prudential Crosby Action Pack for Successful Selling
  • Prudential One Realty Centre Action Pack for Successful Selling
  • Prudential Preferred Properties/Blue Print for Success
  • Prudential Snyder Action Pack for Successful Selling
  • Real Estate Group, Springfield, IL, 30 hour Broker Post-license, or 45 hour Managing Broker Pre-license course(s)
  • RE/MAX Realty 24/7/365 Coaching Program (3-day)
  • Realty Executives Foundations for Excellence (4-day)
  • Starck & Co. A.C.T.S. for Success Program
  • Strano & Associates/Success Track Training Program
  • Strategies for Success/CR Strategies LLC
  • Trader's Realty/One on One Career Development Program
  • Whitehead Inc. REALTORS® Success Series
  • Wooff REALTORS® - Quick Start Program

Did you take an IAR transition course (not proficiency) or an IAR post-license course? If you did, you already have GRI Course I Credit. BONUS! IAR Licensing & Training Center post-license courses qualify you for Course I for no additional fee!  

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