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.
The GRI Designation program has been reduced in hours from 90 to 60. As such we will be not be offering Course II in 2015. GRI Course III and GRAD will be offered via live course in December. Dates to be announced very soon.
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.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® offers TWO FAST-TRACK OPTIONS to earn credit for Course I so that you can move directly to Course II of the program.
Proficiency Exam (Cost = $115)
Equivalency Program (Cost = $75)
30+ approved courses  will qualify you for GRI Course I 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 .
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. 
GRI Policies (pdf)
GRI Q & A