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The Virginia REALTOR® Institute Program curriculum consists of ten (10) courses that a student must successfully complete to earn the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Eight (8) classes are hosted by local associations throughout the Commonwealth and two (2) classes are online. An overview of each course and a schedule displaying course dates and locations is provided on our website. Online courses are also available for students to enroll today.

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In addition to working towards the GRI designation, students will obtain continuing education and/or post license credit. The course curriculum contains thirty (30) hours of post license (PL) credits. This means that first year REALTORS® can complete their PL requirements and earn a designation at the same time.

Want to see your GRI Class Summary? Click here to see what courses you need to get your GRI Designation.

Current GRI students whose five year completion deadline was in 2014, 2015, or 2016 has been granted an extension to 2019.

The Virginia REALTOR® Institute Program has equivalencies for the ABR and SRS as they directly correlate with the RI 504: Working with Buyers and RI 505: Working with Sellers courses. There are no equivalencies for other designations or license types. 

RI 509 – Mastering Real Estate Negotiations (Online/4 Hours) Start Course Here Button

RI 510 – Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a House (Online/6 Hours)

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