BRR Requirements Course/Instructor Applications Education Resources Designations Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)



*UPDATE*- November 2020


GRI 2021 Goes Virtual in 2021!


MAR is working to coordinate an all virtual GRI event for 2021.

While we were hoping to be able to meet in person, discussions of an all-virtual platform became more and more realistic.  Please continue to watch this page for further updates and information for GRI 2021. We should have more information and details to share in January.


NAR requires you to complete the GRI designation within 5 years of starting the process. Given the circumstances, 2020 will not count towards your 5 years.


 What is GRI?

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. You'll increase your skill level across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.

You must complete a minimum of 60 hours of coursework over three years.


Value of a GRI Designation

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.

New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.

GRI designees:

  • Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
  • Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
  • Are recognized nationally.
  • Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.

Read testimonials about the GRI program and designation.

How to earn the GRI designation

If you are a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in good standing, you can earn the GRI designation by completing the REALTOR® Institute program, offered through the Montana Association of REALTORS®.

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