Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Graduate REALTOR® Institute

Graduate to a new level of success with the GRI

Separate yourself from the crowd – become a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute by completing the eight required foundational GRI classes and 30 hours of elective* credit within five years. You’ll earn dual CE credit and designation credit, satisfy license renewal requirements and take your career to new heights!  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.

* Electives include any local board of REALTORS® classroom or Zoom CE or other NAR-family designation/certification courses. Only NAR designation/certification classes taken at Triple Pay may be used as GRI electives.  Other Triple Play classes will not be accepted as Electives toward the GRI Designation.

GRI is designed to:

  • Offer in-depth training in foundational areas related to real estate.
  • Increase your productivity.
  • Reduce your risk.
  • Tackle your toughest challenges.

Earn as You Learn! NEW FOR 2024!

Licensed one year or less? Take two GRI classes and get your third free! Classes must be taken within a one-year period. Get your third class free by calling the Education Department at 518.463.0300 x219 or by emailing us at [email protected] after you have successfully completed the first two classes.

Already have your GRI?
Take a refresher course with the most up-to-date information for just $50 and earn 7.5 NYS CE credits, some in required areas, for each course you take (not applicable for courses taken in the same license cycle).

Already an experienced REALTOR® considering the GRI?

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

Course descriptions and schedule:

GRI-1 Ethics

Satisfies New York State 2.5-hour CE coursework requirement for license renewal and NAR’s mandatory Ethics training requirement.

Capitalize on what sets REALTORS® apart from real estate licensees.

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 2024 classes include:

  • January 25-26
  • May 1-2
  • October 28-29

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 2024 classes include:

  • January 29-30
  • July 15-16
  • November 4-5

Register online

GRI-3 Agency

Satisfies New York State 2-hour Agency CE coursework requirement for license renewal.

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.

Upcoming 2024 classes include:

  • March 26-27
  • June 5-6
  • September 17-18

Register online

GRI-4 Legal

Satisfies New York State 1-hour Recent Legal Matters CE coursework requirement for license renewal.

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 2024 classes include:

  • February 28-29
  • July 9-10
  • November 14-15

Register online or mail or fax our registration form.

GRI-5 Buyers

Satisfies New York State 3-hour Fair Housing and 2-hour Agency CE coursework requirement for license renewal.

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.

Upcoming 2024 classes include:

  • February 15-16
  • May 9-10
  • October 17-18

Register online

GRI-6 Sellers

Satisfies New York State 2-hour Agency CE coursework requirement for license renewal.

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.

Upcoming 2024 classes include:

  • March 27-28
  • June 20-21
  • December 17-18

Register online

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 2023 classes include:

  • March 4-5
  • June 12-13
  • September 19-20

Register online

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 2024 classes include:

  • March 20-21
  • May 29-30
  • October 10-11

Register online