GRI Program Details
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What is the GRI?
GRI stands for Graduate, REALTOR® Institute. The GRI designation is recognized throughout the nation as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge. GRI programs provide sound training in the critical skills of the real estate business and provide education in current real estate topics and issues. The GRI designation signifies a dedicated and knowledgeable agent. Wearing the GRI pin, displaying the GRI certificate, putting the logo on business cards and stationery. "GRI" after the name are ways REALTORS® communicate their professional achievement.
The GRI designation is granted through state associations whose Institute courses of study meet the standards established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Colorado's GRI ranks as one of the country's top Institute programs.
Students of the Colorado GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) program saw some exciting changes that started in January 2005, with the rollout of the first phase of a more "user-friendly" program.
For the first time in the history of the Colorado program, students are able to choose their own courses based on their personal goals and interests of study through the selection of "Elective Courses" in addition to some of the required topics. Day long courses are six hours and it takes only 90 course hours to complete the program.
The purpose for the changes is to bring Colorado's program more inline with the National Association of REALTORS® guidelines; deliver course topics in more manageable segments that add to the learning process versus complicating students' normal course of business. Tuition for the GRI program is $80 per course.
Who should earn the GRI?
Agents, brokers, office managers, new REALTORS® and seasoned professionals all benefit from the up-to-date information offered by the REALTOR® Institute of Colorado. Additionally, GRI courses offer state and nationwide networking possibilities.
Why earn the GRI?
The e-PRO Certification course (www.vaned.com/epro) will substitute for Technology Applications and count for 6 hours of credit toward the GRI
The SRES: Senior Real Estate Specialist course will substitute for Listing and Selling Techniques and count for 6 hours of GRI credit
How much are GRI clases?
Each 6 hour GRI classes costs $80. There is also a Designation application fee that is paid directly to CAR when you apply to earn the GRI designation.
How do I apply for the designation?
Print, sign and fax or mail the application below to CAR. You may begin taking courses even before the application process is complete!
CLICK HERE to open the GRI application (PDF format).
Colorado REALTORS® for Education Charity Grant Program
Students in the GRI program are also helping Colorado teachers when they take an online GRI course! VanEd and CAR teamed up to create the REALTORS® for Education Program, funded by online GRI course sales, that awards grants directly to teachers throughout the state to help offset the cost of new and exciting classroom programs.
The program has its own board of directors, members from all across Colorado, who manage the program and award the grants.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Colorado REALTORS® for Education Program!
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