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The GRI Designation Requirements

Total: 90 Hours of Course Instruction
You must complete a total of 90 Hours of course instruction covering various facets of the real estate industry:

  • 60 Hours of Mandatory Courses
  • 30 Hours of Elective Courses

Mandatory Courses: 60 Hours
There are ten required courses. Each course is 6 hours long and you must complete all ten courses to fulfill the 60 Hours of Mandatory course requirement.

  • Business Planning
  • Disclosure
  • Agency, Practical Ethics, & Fair Housing
  • Contracts
  • At Home with Diversity
  • Legal Issues
  • Pricing, Listing & Marketing
  • Condominiums and Planned Communities
  • Finance
  • Residential Tax Rules, 1031 Exchange, and Foreign Investors

*Course names subject to change

Elective Courses: 30 Hours

There are three elective courses. Each course is 6 hours long.

  • Analysis of Investment Real Estate
  • Land Use and Development
  • Property Management & Landlord/Tenant

Elective hours can also be earned by taking NAR affiliated Institute courses: ABR, CRB, CRS, CCIM, IREM, CIPS, and e-PRO.

Note: ABR, IREM, CIPS, and e-PRO courses are offered online at REALTOR University.

Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council ABR Course 12 elective hours
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Council CRB Course 12 elective hours
Council of Residential Specialists CRS Course 12 elective hours
Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI) CCIM Course 12 elective hours
Certified International Property Specialist Network CIPS Course 12 elective hours
Institute of Real Estate Management IREM Course 12 elective hours
National Association of REALTORS® e-PRO Course 12 elective hours

Click here to browse the NAR Accredited Designations & Courses >>

NOTE: All NAR Affiliated courses must be at least 2-days long. 1-day courses will be awarded 6 elective hours.


All course credits must be completed within five years from the time you take your first course.


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