GRI Designation

2015 Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

Wednesday, December 2
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

December 2 & 3, 2015
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East Peoria, IL 61611
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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.

To earn your GRI designation, 60 Hours of Course Work. For GRI Graduates, we offer an annual LIVE Grad Course with 6 hours of CE, timely educational opportunities, and of course - excellent networking.

GRI Goes Online!

By July of 2016, the GRI program with the exception of GRAD will be offered online only.  Offering the online alternative will benefit those who would prefer to obtain the designation in one calendar year.

NEW! Download the GRI Q&A (pdf)

Earning credit for GRI Course I is easy!

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



Proficiency Exam (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 the first 30 hours of the GRI 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 here


2014 GRI Courses

December 1-4, 2014 in Peoria

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The REALTOR® Institute of Illinois provides an educational program which is second to none in the real estate industry. GRI is the only REALTOR® designation that does not require a payment of an annual renewal fee! Continuing education credits are included in all Institute courses, including the Graduate Course. GRI Q & A

REALTORS® with the GRI designation earned $27,000 more annually and reported an increase in referrals their first year with the designation. (2013 NAR Profile) Read what Illinois GRI grads have to say.


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2014 GRI Grads

Why GRI? 
REALTORS® with the GRI designation earned $27,000 more annually and reported an increase in referrals their first year with the designation. 

(2013 NAR Profile)

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