GRI Designation

GRI Designation

Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) | 8 Day Virtual Classroom Program

GRI 200 Designation Course | March 2023

GRI 100 Equivalency Exam

Take the GRI 200 and you are one step away from earning the GRI designation.

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. You'll increase your skill level across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. REALTORS with at least one designation earned a median of $61,000 while those without a designation earned a median income of $33,500, a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)

In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

The focus of the GRI 200 is negotiating, risk reduction, technology and social media. Broaden your knowledge and position yourself to succeed!

For your convenience we have divided the program into 8 individual virtual livestream sessions as listed below:

  • DAY 1: Selling & Marketing Strategies, Part 1
  • DAY 2: Selling & Marketing Strategies, Part 2
  • DAY 3: Risk Management Strategies for REALTORS
  • DAY 4: The Real Estate Pro's Essential Technology Toolkit
  • DAY 5: Give Em Something to Talk About
  • DAY 6: Succeeding with Social: Building a Brand with Social Media
  • DAY 7: Effective Negotiation Strategies for Building Client Relationships, Part 1
  • DAY 8: Effective Negotiation Strategies for Building Client Relationships, Part 2

Credit (Please read):

This livestream webinar series is certified for 30-hours of real estate continuing education credit which includes 3.5 hours of core law and 26.5 hours of elective credit. It is a required course to obtain the GRI designation.

You must join with video and stay within view during the program in order to receive credit, as active participation will be monitored. Per ODRE requirements, attendees must be present for 90% of the published class time in order to receive continuing education credit.

You must attend all 8 days of the livestream to satisfy the requirement for the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) Designation. There will be no partial credit given.

Instructors: Our instructors are nationally recognized in the field and hold many NAR designations in their area of expertise.

How Do I Earn The Designation?

The program consists of two courses levels, the GRI 100 equivalency exam and the GRI 200, which can be taken in any sequence, and are designed to meet the needs of benefit both the experienced and inexperienced agent.

What Is The GRI 100 Equivalency Exam?

This examination satisfies the requirements of the GRI 100 level of the program. Satisfactory completion of the exam indicates that you have the experience, other National Association of REALTORS classes, designations, and or certifications, pre-licensure courses and/or company training programs that provided you the competency necessary to compete in the marketplace.

The examination topics consist of:

  • Residential Construction
  • Ethics: Measure of Professionalism Antitrust
  • Agency Laws, Duties and Disclosures
  • Fair Housing
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Environmental Issues: Discovery & Disclosure

Your GRI 100 completion certificate will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the exam. You will then only need to complete the GRI 200 course and pay a one-time application fee of $50 to hold the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation. The GRI designation is a NAR designation offered and conferred by the State Associations. No yearly dues are required for this NAR designation. While all the courses are open to anyone, the right to use the GRI Designation is limited to those who maintain membership in the Local, State, and National Association of REALTORS.

Excited to begin your GRI designation journey? We are offering the GRI 100 Equivalency Exam for just $79! Sign up for the GRI 100 equivalency exam and you’re on your way! 

Still have questions? Contact us at: Ohio REALTORS, 200 E. Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4648 Phone: 614.225.6229

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