The newly redesigned GRI program will focus on practical business skills and tools that are essential for every top producer! Each course is designed specifically to help REALTORS® increase your market knowledge, grow your business, and apply professional standard practices to real life challenges REALTORS® face in daily practice.
The program features 51 hours of required core courses and 12 hours of elective courses for a total of 63 hours. There will be 30 hours of skills-based courses taught in a tandem teaching style for a fast-paced, interactive learning atmosphere, and the remaining 21 hours of core curriculum will be eligible for CE credit.

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Want to become a GRI instructor?

If you are interested in becoming a GRI instructor, you may submit an application to join the 2022-2023 Alabama REALTORS® GRI Faculty now. Upon review, approved candidates will be notified no later than October 15, 2021, in order to proceed to the next phase of selections. Applications are due on October 8, 2021. Click below to learn more and apply.

 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)?

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong skills-based educational foundation. The GRI is one of the best investments a real estate professional can make in their business and future success.

How many hours are required?

The GRI requires 63 hours to graduate. 51 hours are from our core curriculum, and 12 hours are electives chosen from our approved list.

How long does it take to complete?

AAR will offer every course at least once a year so you can complete within one year. You have up to 2 years from your first course to complete your GRI. Note, due to COVID-19, we will extend this time period for one year to anyone who started their program in 2020.

Which classes should I take?

You will need to take all 12 GRI core credits for a total of 51 hours in addition to 12 hours of elective credit.

Do I have to attend every day of each course?

Yes, you must attend every day. The courses are broken down into short segments to allow more flexibility during your busy days. Each day includes different content and must be attended in order to get GRI credit.

Can I take courses if I already have my designation?

Yes, and at a discount! GRI designees may attend any session for 20% off the listed price. Contact AAR for more information.

Can I receive CE credits for these courses?

21 hours are eligible for CE credit. Please see course schedule to see which courses are CE-eligible.

What if I have already taken GRI courses under the previous program?

AAR will work with you on an individual basis to finish your program with the new curriculum. Email Melissa@alabamarealtors.com to find out how to complete your designation.