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Graduate REALTOR® Institute
The GRI Program
Eligibility to Participate in the GRI Program
Registration Guidelines
Class Orientation
Cancellation Policy
Refund Policy
Attendance Guidelines
Proof of Identification
Class Procedures
Re-taking Exam
Credit Received from GRI Program
GRI Designation Credit
Continuing Education Credit
GRI Certificate and Lapel Pin
Proper use of the GRI Designation
Notice to Students
Graduate REALTOR® Institute

"GRI" is the symbol of the Graduate REALTOR® Institute professional designation series. This symbol is recognized nationwide, and is authorized by the National Association of REALTORS®. It shows your clients and peers that you are a professional, and have a solid grasp of real estate fundamentals. The GRI series is the foundation for NAR and the California Association of REALTORS® real estate advancement programs. Highly skilled State Faculty Members teach each course in a live lecture format. Generally, a different instructor is employed each day of the course exposing attendees to a variety of professionals dedicated to upgrading your profession through education. GRI consists of 14 courses. Courses may be taken and completed in any order. Because GRI is a national program, reciprocity may be granted from another state for one or more segments of the GRI taken there.
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The GRI Program
Courses #100 and #101 as well as courses #102 and #104 are taught on the same day The CEU categories are: A=Agency, E=Ethics, TF=Trust Funds, FH=Fair Housing, RM=Risk Management, CP=Consumer Protection, CS=Consumer Service.
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Eligibility to Participate in the GRI Program

Any licensee or non-licensee student who is working toward their license is eligible to participate in the GRI program; however, because this is a National Association of REALTORS® educational designation, only REALTORS® and REALTOR ASSOCIATES® may use the GRI designation. Non NAR members who wish to take GRI courses for continuing education credit can do so, but may not use the designation, or receive college equivalency credit, and may not use the designation unless they join the local, state, and national associations.
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Registration Guidelines
  • Pre-registration is required.

  • It is advisable to register early to ensure student recieves class invitation and PDF of course material in a timely manner.
  • For current course locations, please visit www.edesignations.com/locations
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Class Orientation
  • Classes are presented via live webinar.

  • Each GRI course is a stand-alone course.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Notification of cancellation must occur a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a refund or transfer of payment.

  • The student must contact Professional Realty Institute to make any cancellations at 888.785.4800 or 626.229.9900.

  • A "no-show, no-call" will result in a forfeit of payment for the course
  • Notification of cancellation must occur a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a refund or transfer of payment.

  • The student must contact Professional Realty Institute to make any cancellations at 888.785.4800 or 626.229.9900.

  • A "no-show, no-call" will result in a forfeit of payment for the course.
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Refund Policy
  • The student is eligible for a refund if they meet the requirements stated in the cancellation policy.

  • A refund check or credit card refund will be issued within 15-20 business days.
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Attendance Guidelines
  • To receive Continuing Education credit, students must be physically present during at least 90 percent of the class time.

  • Students arriving later than the allowed CalBRE absence time: 30 minutes for an 6 hour class, and 15 minutes for a 3 hour class, will not be permitted to take the course.

  • Student must be in attendance throughout the class presentation and until they have completed the corresponding exam.

  • PRI will give an opportunity to reschedule and make up the class at another offering of the same class if the CalBRE allotted time is not met.
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Proof of Identification
  • Students must bring some type of identification with picture and signature to each course to be shown to the Faculty Member or course monitor.

  • Examples of an acceptable photo identification would be:

    • Driver License
    • DMV Identification Card
    • Passport
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Class Procedures
  1. Student must sign in on the class roster provided upon arrival to the class.

    • Faculty Member will record all other time for the student throughout the course of the day.
    • To receive Continuing Education credit, students must be physically present during at least 90 percent of the class time. (See Attendance Guidelines)

  2. Proper Identification must be shown to the Faculty Member or course monitor. (See Proof of Identification)

  3. A written examination is required at the end of each course.

    • Only students who have met attendance requirements may proceed with exam.

  4. All course examinations are either True/False and/or Multiple Choice questions and consist of 25 or 35 questions.
    • Students must successfully complete courses with a passing grade of 70 percent or better on each course exam.

  5. Students must use the Scantron answer form provided to record answers to the examination.

    • DO NOT PUT YOUR ANSWERS ON THE EXAMINATION ITSELF.

    • A # 2 pencil is provided to fill in the Scantron answer form.

  6. Upon completion of the exam, the examination form, Scantron answer form, faculty evaluation form, and pencil are turned in to the Faculty Member.

    • The student may NOT keep the examination.

  7. The Faculty Member will send the course materials to Professional Realty Institute for grading.

    • Once it is determined that the course is successfully passed, Continuing Education Certificates will be mailed to students within 15 days.

    • If the Exam is not successfully passed, the student will be notified within 15 days.
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Re-taking Exam
  • The GRI program offers a one-time re-exam option for the GRI/CE exam if the student does not receive a passing grade.

  • The GRI/CE re-exam must be successfully completed within one year from the date of registration for the failed class.
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Credit Received from GRI Program

There are three types of credit that can be received from the GRI program:
  • GRI Designation credit

  • Continuing Education credit
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GRI Designation Credit

Students must successfully complete all fourteen classes and each corresponding examination in order to receive the GRI designation.
  • Students must receive a passing grade of 70% or better on each multiple choice examination.
  • The GRI program must be completed within 5 years from the date of the first course taken. (Time limit is subject to change.)
  • Only REALTORS® and REALTOR® ASSOCIATES may use the GRI designation.
  • Designee must be a member of a local Association of REALTORS®, as well as C.A.R. and NAR.
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Continuing Education Credit

Students can receive 66 hours of continuing education credit by successfully completing the entire GRI program and fulfilling the California Bureau of Real Estate requirements.
  • The 66 hours of continuing education include:

    • 42 hours of Consumer Protection Credit
    • 6 hours of Consumer Service Credit
    • 6 hours of CalBRE mandated Risk Management Credit
    • 3 hours of CalBRE mandated "Agency" Credit
    • 3 hours of CalBRE mandated "Ethics" Credit
    • 3 hours of CalBRE mandated "Trust Fund" Credit
    • 3 hours of CalBRE mandated "Fair Housing" Credit

  • To receive Continuing Education credit a student must be physically present during at least 90 percent of the class time and successfully pass an examination. (See Attendance Guidelines)

  • Students must receive a passing grade of 70 percent or better on each written examination.

  • The GRI program was submitted to the California Department of Real Estate with an examination requirement for all courses.

  • Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to the student within 15 days after the successful completion of the course, which includes 90% attendance and passing the exam with a grade of 70% or better.
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GRI Certificate and Lapel Pin
  • REALTORS® and REALTOR ASSOCIATES® who complete all 14 courses and pass the corresponding exams successfuly will receive a GRI Certificate and lapel pin within 60 days of completing the program.
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Proper use of the GRI Designation

According to the National Association of REALTORS® policy statement:
  • The GRI designation should immediately follow your name separated by a comma.

    • Examples: Name, GRI or Name, Graduate REALTOR® Institute

  • Since you have earned it, you are strongly encouraged to use the GRI designation anytime your name is printed, and especially when you are being recognized for achievements.
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Notice to Students

Courses presented and course materials distributed are intended to assist REALTORS® by providing current and accurate interpretation concerning the subject matter covered. However, no assurance is given that such information is comprehensive in its coverage of such subject matter or that it is suitable in dealing with a client’s particular problem or related circumstance. Accordingly, information published or provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research to original sources of authority. No accounting, legal or other professional advice is rendered nor is any responsibility assumed for updating or revising any courses or course materials presented, distributed or sponsored.
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