About the Program

Who to Contact

Savanna Reagin

Education Director

(336) 808-4239 x239
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What is the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute?

This curriculum will increase your knowledge in areas that you won’t learn about in pre or post-licensing courses.  Achieving your GRI Designation will demonstrate to your clients that you take your professional development seriously and will provide you the enhanced skills for ultimate success in a real estate career.

How do I get started?

There is no application needed in order to begin the program. Just pick your first class from our course calendar or online course catalog and start learning! You can take them in any order that works best for your schedule. Once you’ve taken a class, NC REALTORS® will start tracking your progress.  Course Completion certificates will be available in your profile dashboard upon successful completion.

There is a limit of 5 years to complete the program requirements from the date of your first class.  However, most real estate professionals achieve their GRI Designation in 1 year or less! When you finish, submit your Graduation application and one-time fee.

How is the program offered?

The North Carolina GRI Program consists of 13 courses, totaling 60 hours of professional development.  You may substitute some online courses with select Live Series Courses or NAR Certifications/Designations with equivalency credit.

Five of the courses are offered in a Live setting at a local association or Virtual environment.  These are listed on our Course Calendar.

Our Online courses are available for you anytime, anywhere!

BONUS! Each of our Live Series courses provides 4 hours of CE credit.  Additionally, you will fulfill your NAR Ethics Requirement (which is required once every three years) by taking “Sticking to the Code of Ethics”.

Can I receive my GRI Designation from NC REALTORS® if I’m in a different state?

Yes! Many real estate professionals achieve their GRI through NC REALTORS®.  Now that virtual classes are available, it’s easier than ever to achieve your credentials! You will need to create an account at ncrealtors.org to register. *CE credit may not transfer to other states.

If you have additional questions, contact Savanna Reagin, Education Director.

What are the GRI Designation requirements?

In order to receive the GRI Designation from the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, you must:

  1. Be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®
  2. Receive a “Pass” or “Completion” for each course
  3. Complete the required coursework within five (5) years
  4. Submit the GRI Graduation form and pay the one-time application fee.

Will my other credentials or experience count towards my GRI?

The North Carolina REALTOR® Institute Program accepts alternative courses or select NAR Certifications/Designations as equivalencies towards some online courses:

  1. The Nuts & Bolts of Property Management in lieu of Real Estate Investing Made Clear
  2. ABR® Designation in lieu of Successful Buyer Client Systems
  3. At Home With Diversity Certification in lieu of Beyond Fair Housing
  4. C2EX Endorsement in lieu of Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a House
  5. RENE Certification in lieu of Mastering Real Estate Negotiations
  6. SRES® Designation or MRP Certification in lieu of Meeting the Needs of Buyers & Sellers
  7. SRS Designation in lieu of Successful Seller Client Systems

In order for these courses or credentials to count towards your GRI Designation, you will need to submit an equivalency application. *Some submissions require a $35.00 fee.

What is the cost of the GRI Program?

The pricing varies depending on if you plan to use equivalency credit.  The average cost of the GRI Program is $750 – $875.

*As a reminder, the GRI is the ONLY Designation offered by the National Association of REALTORS® that does not require continuing education or annual dues.

I have more questions about the GRI Program – who can I contact?

For additional details or specific questions, contact Savanna Reagin, Education Director.