Curious about becoming a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)?


In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) professional designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

Many aspects of the GRI contribute to the success of its students. You learn from industry experts from around the country, you grow your referral network with like-minded professionals, and you gain the latest tools and practices. REALTORS® with a professional designation earn a median income of 74% more than those without, according to a recent NAR member survey.

GRI designees:

  • Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
  • Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
  • Are recognized nationally.
  • Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
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* Are you a provisional student seeking to satisfy your post-licensing requirements? See more information at the bottom of the page.*


How It Works

The GRI program consists of 6 seperate modules covering a variety of topics to strengthen your knowledge and professionalism in the real estate industry. Each module is 2 days of courses with tests over the course material that is covered. We also work with the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to ensure that each of the courses you take will also count towards continuing education credit in a variety of topics.

From the time you take your first module, you have 5 years to complete the other 5 modules to earn your GRI professional designation. For more information about the GRI professional designation, visit NAR’s dedicated page.

To see the schedule for 2021 GRI classes, click here.

Upcoming GRI Classes


Consider the following reasons why now is the time to earn your GRI designation:

GRI 2 for 1 promo

Two for the price of one! GRI classes also count as continuing education credit, so you double the impact of every dollar and minute you spend. Some courses even count toward other NAR designations, too! Click here for more information.

No annual fees! While many professional REALTOR® designations require annual dues, the GRI does not.

Stand out from the crowd! Show consumers your expertise. Prospective clients are looking for anything that will show you are a better choice than the next person selling real estate.

Have a great time! GRI is great fun, and students appreciate the strong bonds they form with other REALTORS®, saying that it “feels like family.” They enjoy the very tangible benefit of an invaluable statewide referral network.

Professional Development Scholarship

Real estate is a highly competitive and rewarding career. Like all careers, however, achieving goals is largely a matter of training, confidence, and experience. The good news is that the first two factors—training and confidence—can be achieved using the knowledge that comes from earning a professional designation such as Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI). The OAR Professional Development Scholarship was created to encourage greater member participation in professional designation programs.

The OAR Professional Development Scholarship can be used to reimburse fees associated with earning a professional designation. To apply for a scholarship, simply fill out the online application below within three months of taking the course (before or after). The Professional Development Committee will review all applications and award scholarships by a vote of the committee. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a reimbursement after completion of a course or module.

Scholarship Application

Like other professional designations, GRI is an investment in your career and future. Because we believe this designation carries so much value, the OAR Professional Development Scholarship can be used to offset the monetary cost of this program.

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Provisional Students & Post-Licensing Credit

Provisional students must complete all 45 post-license education credits through the same school. ALL three GRI modules that are marked as ‘Provisional Requirement’ must be completed in order to satisfy the OREC post-license education requirement. If you are unable to complete those three modules, email or call the office at 848-9944 for additional information on post-license education.

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