GRI, Designations, and Certifications

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You can build your competency and give your confidence a boost with the expanded skill set that certifications and designations provide.  Attract new clients by becoming a certified professional with professional designations.

You can earn the GRI with 100% online courses. Explore other designation and certification courses in our Education Calendar.

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI) – the premier real estate designation

Take your career to the next level with the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI). GRI is comprehensive lifetime designation with no renewal fees. The 60-hour GRI education curriculum includes coursework in technology, finance, client systems, and ethics.

Unique features of the GRI program

  • Earn CE credit for most GRI courses, plus CRS and e-PRO designation credits as part of your GRI studies.
  • Get credit for any core, ethics, and e-PRO courses you have taken through Illinois REALTORS®  Licensing & Training Center in the past five years.
  • The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Rich Port Scholarship may assist individuals who are pursuing their GRI designation.

Minimum Requirements

  1. All courses except e-Pro must be purchased from Illinois REALTORS®.
  2. All courses must be completed within a five year period.
  3. A total of 60 hours of credits must be earned, including minimum credit hours in the six areas detailed below.

When coursework is complete, submit the GRI Request form to receive your designation.


I.   GRI prerequisites = 30 hours

II.   GRI mandatory courses = 12 hours

III.  Ethics courses = 3 hours

IV.  Client systems courses = 6 hours

V.  Finance courses = 3 hours 

VI.  Technology courses = 6 hours

GRI Designation Request Form

Submit the GRI Request form online. You may also save the form and return to it later by clicking SAVE at the bottom of the form.

Contact an Illinois REALTORS® Education Specialist

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