GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)


Earning your GRI designation is a way to stand out to prospective homebuyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

It is recognized and respected nationally as a significant accomplishment and a clear indication of one’s dedication to excellence.


All licensed REALTORS® are eligible.
The program is approved by the National Association of REALTORS®.
The program consists of 80 credits.
Some courses are online, and others are in live classrooms.


GRI designees increase their expertise and value, provide a higher level of service, and generate more business by building new skills in a wide range of subject areas.

During the program you will learn how to:

  • Design a powerful business plan for increased productivity and higher-quality service
  • Negotiate more effectively on behalf of buyers and sellers
  • Avoid legal pitfalls through an understanding of contract law
  • Utilize systems to meet the full range of buyer and seller needs
  • Provide more value to real estate investment clients
  • Structure business practices based on tax opportunities and obligations
  • Explain basic tax implications of home ownership (but not give tax advice)
  • Speak more knowledgeable about structural features and routine issues found in homes
  • Improve communication and relationships with clients and other real estate professionals
  • Employ current technology to serve today’s consumers
  • Conduct day-to-day business with an increased understanding of legal and ethical considerations


1. Complete the GRI Application Form
2. Pay the $25 Initiation Fee
3. Purchase and complete the required courses (GRI 101 – 114)


4. When you complete the courses, submit the Kansas Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Program – Course Tracking Form (sent with your program registration receipt and also available here)
5. KAR will invoice you for the $50 Program Completion Fee (due when all course requirements have been met)

You will receive a certificate, a GRI pin, press release, and you will then be allowed to display “GRI” after your name in all business communications and advertising.


Click here for a full list of courses and instructors.

All courses in the GRI Program are approved by the National Association of REALTORS® and are taught by subject matter experts who empower REALTORS® with knowledge and skills that directly benefit buyer and seller clients while also helping REALTORS® achieve their business goals.

Many of the courses in the GRI Program offer continuing education credit and/or CRS credit.

The Kansas GRI program consists of 80 hours of coursework, both online and in a live classroom.


  • All licensed REALTORS® are eligible to earn the designation.
  • There is no requirement for years of experience, income, or number of transactions.
  • There is a Program Initiation Fee of $25 and a Program Completion Fee (due when all requirements have been met) of $50.
  • There are no annual fees to maintain the designation.
  • Graduates of the GRI Program will receive a certificate, a GRI pin, and a press release.

Click here to apply for the GRI program.

For questions about the program, contact Rod McIntyre or Jackie Hovey at (800) 366-0069

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