Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who should earn the GRI?
A. The coursework in the GRI program is designed primarily for REALTORS® who have been licensed for less than three years, although real estate professionals of any experience level can benefit from the GRI courses. Only REALTORS® can obtain the GRI designation and they must maintain their REALTOR® membership to continue using it.
Q. Who will recognize my GRI?
A. The GRI designation is recognized nationwide as a sound, fundamental training program in the critical skills and knowledge areas of the real estate business. It is recognized in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Q. How do I earn the GRI designation?
A. Arizona's GRI program consists of 14 one and two-day modules:
100 series (Module 100 and 101), 200 series (Modules 201, 202, 203 and 204) and 300 series (307, 308, 311, 318, 319, 320)
Current requirements are: 100, 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, 307, 308 PLUS two additional 300 series classes. Exams are taken online after each class. A passing grade of 70 percent is required on all exams.
If you have a minimum of three years in real estate OR a production of 36 closed transaction sides (transactions must be recorded):
- in lieu of module 100, candidates must select either a one- or two-day 300 series elective module, in addition to the required two elective modules
- in lieu of module 101, candidates must select one two-day or two one-day 300 series elective modules, in addition to the required two elective module
**A Course Alternative Form must be completed and faxed in PRIOR TO TAKING THE COURSE**
Q. Where do I go to take my GRI courses?
A. Getting your GRI has never been easier. The program is offered at several local associations throughout the state.
Q. Can the GRI program be completed online?
A. GRI 100 (Business Planning) is currently the only GRI class offered online. Register here.
Q. Do I have to take the courses in order?
A. No, you can take the GRI courses in any order you like.
Q. How long do I have to complete all the courses?
A. All courses must be completed within five years from the date of your first course.
Q. If I fail a course test, can I retake it?
A. Yes, you can retake the course exams within 30 days of your class for a fee of $25.00. Simply contact AAR for the link to the retest. If you fail the retest, you must take the class again.
Q. If I am not planning to earn the GRI designation and just want to take a class for the c/e, do I still have to pay the application fee?
Q. If I am not a REALTOR® yet, can I still take the classes?
A. Yes, although you will not earn the GRI designation until you become an active member of NAR. The classes will be activated in your record once your membership become active.
Q. Is there continuing education (C/E) credit for these classes?
A. Yes, most of the classes have been approved by ADRE for C/E credit. Specific c/e is noted on the module description page and www.azgri.com/documents/GriClassDescrip.pdf.
Q. Do I have to take additional courses to maintain my GRI?
A. Once you earn the GRI designation, it is yours as long as you are an active member of NAR. You are not required to complete additional coursework to maintain your designation. In order to use the GRI designation mark, you must be a member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®.
Q. I earned my GRI in one state, is my GRI still valid in Arizona?
A. Yes, once you have earned the GRI, all other states will recognize it.
Q. I took some GRI classes in another state, are the classes valid in Arizona’s GRI program?
A. Perhaps. We will grant credit for courses that correlate to Arizona's GRI courses after successful completion of the Arizona course exam.
Q. My GRI designation does not appear in NRDS. How do I get this to appear?
A. AAR is your point-of-entry for GRI data for NRDS. Please contact AAR and we will submit the information to NRDS.
Q. I want to use the GRI logo on my business card. Where can I get an image to use for print?
A. Downloadable images are available on the GRI website. Additional logos can also be found on NAR's website.
Q. Where can I get a list of GRI alumni in Arizona?
A. To search for current AAR members who hold the GRI designation, go to the Find a REALTOR® directory page of this website, and select GRI as the designation.