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Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Graduate to a new level of success with the GRI

Become a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute by completing the eight, one-day required GRI classes and 30 hours of elective credit* within five years. Take courses at your local board or travel around the state to make the most of in-class networking opportunities. You’ll earn CE credit and dual designation credit, satisfy license renewal requirements, plus take your career to new heights!

GRI – designed to:

  • Increase your productivity
  • Reduce your risk
  • Maximize your resources
  • Tackle your toughest challenges

*Electives include any local board of REALTORS® classroom CE or other NAR-family designation/certification courses.

Already an experienced REALTOR®?

Call NYSAR at 800.239.4432 to discuss testing out and transfer credit options.

To apply for your Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI), once you’ve satisfied all the requirements, contact NYSAR directly at 800.239.4432. Please note that a $25 application fee applies.

Already a GRI? Take a refresher with the latest information for just $50 (includes CE).

Course descriptions and schedule:

GRI-1 Ethics

Capitalize on what sets REALTORS® apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR’s mandatory ethics training requirement and is a must for Professional Standards Committee members and local board leadership.

Discover how to:

  • Put the Code of Ethics to work for you.
  • Maximize your REALTOR® benefits.
  • Enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement.

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-2 Business

Take your business to the next level and gain market share.

Provides the building blocks to:

  • Create an effective business plan.
  • Build support structures using assistants and teams.
  • Prospect successfully and tap into niche markets.
  • Develop policies to avoid risk.

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-3 Agency

Provide effective, legal, and ethical client representation.

Offers in-depth coverage of:

  • All forms of agency representation, associated issues, and proper disclosure.
  • How to avoid the risk of misrepresentation, vicarious liability, and breach of fiduciary duties.

(Satisfies New York State two-hour agency coursework requirement.)

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-4 Legal

Reduce your risk of claims, fines, and lawsuits. Gain a complete understanding of:

  • Advertising that is legal and ethical.
  • Contracts, forms, deposits, disclosures, and record retention.
  • Risk management strategies.
  • Title insurance and settlement procedures.

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-5 Buyers

Demonstrate your value to buyers from listing to closing. Satisfies NYS Fair Housing training requirement for license renewal.

Learn strategies to:

  • Secure more buyer clients.
  • Guide buyers through the process from pre-qualifying to closing.
  • Assure Fair Housing compliance.
  • Keep you, your clients, and customers safe.

(Satisfies New York State two-hour agency coursework requirement.)

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-6 Sellers

Represent seller clients in a way that keeps them coming back.

Get a competitive advantage with strategies to:

  • Gain more listings.
  • Get clients to price to sell.
  • Enhance your marketing.
  • Avoid Fair Housing violations and safety concerns.(Satisfies New York State two-hour agency coursework requirement)

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-7 Property

Learn about all the factors impacting value and close more deals. Discover the myriad elements that affect property value including:

  • Types of housing.
  • Appraisals and inspections.
  • Neighborhoods and amenities.
  • Energy efficiency and environmental issues.
  • Lender requirements, and much more!

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-8 Technology

Discover the latest tools to streamline your business and exceed client expectations. Learn how to be mobile and paperless in your real estate practice with tips on:

  • Transaction management tools.
  • Internet advertising and syndication.
  • E-marketing and social media.
  • Automation hardware, software, and apps.

Upcoming classes include:

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.