Earn Your GRI Designation

Set yourself apart with the GRI designation.

GRI designees earn more money and serve & protect their clients better. They are better equipped to avoid career setbacks that cost time and income. 

You will gain increased market knowledge, learn better business skills and master systems and tools for success.

Top 5 Questions about GRI:

"I sought the GRI designation because it provides an elevated baseline for my Real Estate business knowledge. I know that I'm providing something extra to my clients and throughout the real estate transaction."

"I've been licensed in Real Estate for about 16 months. My first fully licnesed year, I have had over $10 million in sales and am nominated as Rookie of the Year - Suburbs 2016 by the CAR Association."

- GRI Graduate Thomas Downing, @properties, Winnetka, IL

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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.

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What are the requirements?
A total of 60 hours of coursework is required for GRI. The coursework must include:

- 30 hours Prerequisites
- 12 hours GRI mandatory coursework
- 3 hours Ethics coursework
- 6 hours Client Systems coursework
- 3 hours Finance coursework
- 6 hours Technology coursework

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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. 

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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 60 hours of GRI coursework, you will complete the GRI Designation Request Form and submit it via fax or email (217-529-3904 or education@illinoisrealtors.org). 

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

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Is financial assistance available?
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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Already a GRI Grad? 

ConGradulations! You have earned VIP access to the Illinois REALTORS® LIVE GRI Grad course November 30 - December 1, 2016 in East Peoria.

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