Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) is an education program and designation sponsored by the Michigan Realtors®. GRI is recognized by the National Association of Realtors® and is one of the most popular designations for Realtor® members nationwide. The program focuses on developing and increasing participants’ professionalism and skill set to strengthen both the value to consumers and the member’s bottom line.

While licensing courses and most post license education teach you how to manage risk in your business and complete transactions, GRI offers you enhanced skills for ultimate success in a real estate career.

Previously, students completed GRI-I, GRI-II and GRI-III courses to obtain their designation. We've recently restructured the program so that the student will complete 60 hours of course material (either in-classroom or online) followed by a 30 hour online Broker Prep course.

GRI modules may be taken in any order. It is not necessary to complete them in sequence.

What are the GRI designation requirements?

To earn the GRI designation in Michigan, you must:

  • complete the required coursework within five (5) years.
  • hold membership in the National Association of Realtors®.
  • complete the GRI designation application and pay the one-time application fee.

Once you have completed all steps listed above, you may make use of the GRI designation on business cards, stationary, and other professional material.

Michigan Realtors® offers both classroom and online setting to complete the GRI course content. Click here to access the calendar of events.

Once you have paid your application fee and received your designation certificate, there are no additional fees to pay for the GRI. The GRI is the only designation offered by the National Association of Realtors® that does not have annual fees or dues.

Realtors or Realtor associates may use their designation anywhere.

Ask the state where you completed the course work to send a copy of your course certificate plus a list of subjects and hours completed. The GRI program provides a National designation but the arrangement of individual course work may vary by state. Determination of appropriate credit will be given on an individual basis.

Contact Michigan Realtors® immediately. The Association will contact the sponsor of the course. A refund may be available, depending on when the cancellation was made.

You will need to makeup the one module at another sponsored course and based on availability.

Yes, you will need to complete the 30 hour online Broker Prep course as offered through Michigan Realtors® CEMIWAY in order to satisfy the requirements of the GRI Designation program.

No, we will honor those GRI-I and GRI-II courses completed on or after 11/1/2015.