Nebraska Real Estate Education

 What is a GRI Designation?

GRI stands for Graduate REALTORS®  Institute.  Only members of the National Association of   REALTORS®  (NAR) are eligible to use the term REALTOR®  and only REALTORS®  can obtain the GRI designation. According to a 2007 NAR survey, designees make approximately $36,600 more per year than non-designees. This program concentrates on the necessary skills to excel in the residential sales market.

The GRI designation is your for life!

There is no continuing education/renewal requirement and there are no annual dues to in order to retain your designation. 

How do I obtain the GRI designation?

You must complete all of the 6 GRI classes. Classes may be completed in any order.  Each class is two days long, and a test is administered at the end of each class. Students must receive a 70% on the exam to receive credit towards their GRI designation. Students may retake the exam if necessary.  You have 5 years from the date of your first class to complete the designation. Once you finish all six classes, you pay a one-time $20 designation fee, and you will then receive the designation.

Do the GRI classes count toward my license renewal?

 Yes. Classes are approved for continuing education credits as follows:
            GRI 101/Rookie Training (0596) 15 CE* Available Online
            GRI 102: Residential Construction, (0164R) 18 "R" CE* Available Online
            GRI 103:  Ethics and Legal Issues (0203R) 15 "R" CE   *Available Online
            GRI 104:  Financing (0543) 12 CE   * Available Online
            GRI 105:  Real Estate Investment (0205PM) 12 CE   *Available Online
            GRI 106:  Technology & Taxation (0434) 9 CE *Available Online

GRI 101/Rookie Training Substitution

You can substitute taking GRI 101/Career Foundations by completing the orientation course for HOME Real Estate, CBSHOME NP,Lincoln First,ERA Premier,REEMARKABLE Coaching, Woods Bros, Keller William, RE/MAX Concepts Lincoln and Century 21 Midlands.

Check with NRA’s Professional Development Director for details. 

What is the cost of the GRI program?

Each class costs $180 if you register during the early registration period, which is up to two weeks before each class. Once you earn your GRI designation, you can take any GRI class for half-price! Upon completion of the GRI program, there is a one time $20.00 designation fee.  You will receive a certificate and a GRI pin.

Check with your broker for reimbursement.

Many Nebraska brokerages reimburse up to half the early bird price for GRI classes!

What is the Board of Governors?

The Board of Governors is a standing committee of the Nebraska REALTORS®  Association. The primary duty of this committee is to evaluate GRI course content, materials, and instructors. All members of this committee are GRI designees, appointed by the President of the Nebraska REALTORS®  Association.

Who are the GRI Instructors?

The GRI Instructors have been selected by the GRI Board of Governors based on their experience and knowledge of the topics they are teaching. Only top-rated national instructors teach for Nebraska’s GRI program.

How do I register for a GRI class?

GRI registration materials are included in the Nebraska REALTOR® News and Notes the month before each class. You can also register on our website or at  You may fax or call in your registration with a Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. We accept checks or a credit card by mail. 

 For more information or to register for a GRI class, contact Christie Bevington, Chief Operating Officer, at

(800) 777-5231 or in Lincoln 323-6500.  Or you may email Christie at  You may also fax the Association at (402) 323-6501.


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