Designation certifications 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) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a Realtor® who has gained in-depth knowledge about technical subjects and also about the fundamentals of real estate. The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. You’ll increase your skill level across the entire real estate landscape, with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards and the sales process. A minimum of 90 hours of coursework is required, which includes nine mandatory and three elective courses.
The National Association of Realtors® created its Green Designation to provide ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand and market properties with green features. Register to take the new, completely residential-focused NAR Green Designation. The innovative program offers specific themes, ranging from sustainability to green building science and business applications. Green your practice, and your bottom line. Practitioners who complete the three-day program are awarded NAR’s Green Designation, the only green training program recognized by NAR. Time:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TUITION: (per module)
$90 VAR Member $140 Non Member
April 22, 23 & 24
RI 414: Negotiation: Working for a Yes (elective) June 6, Herndon
$300 Member/Non Member
RI 404: The Cyber-Realtor® (required) September 9, Fairfax
RI 402: Financing Alternatives (required) November 7, Herndon
GRI Designation Requirements The Realtor® Institute is an education program consisting of 90 hours of coursework covering in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. Earning the GRI designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers, and 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. To earn the GRI designation in Virginia you must: • complete the nine “required” modules and take three of the five “optional” modules or equivalent credit within five years • receive a passing grade for each module examination and you may not miss more than 15 minutes of any one module session • hold membership in the National Association of Realtors® • complete the GRI Designation Application and pay the one-time fee of $25 (application will be mailed to you upon completion of last module). You may make use of the GRI Designation on business cards, stationery, etc. only when you have completed all of the steps listed above.
GREEN Designation Requirements To obtain and use NAR’s Green Designation, three requirements must be fulfilled: 1. Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher; a. Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable Future – Awareness and Comprehension b. Green 200: The Science of Green Building – Research and Insight c. Green 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business – Application Skills. 2. Submit the member application for NAR’s Green Designation with proof of completion for all course requirements and proof of your Realtor® membership. 3. Maintain active and good membership status with the Green REsource Council and NAR. Your Green REsource Council membership begins upon completion of any two of the three required courses, providing you with editions of The REsource – our monthly eNewsletter. If you are an active member in NAR or an International member, your first year of membership is free. Your second year (starting one year after your membership starts) will reflect a pro-rated amount. Your third year and thereafter will require an annual renewal of $99 and an active membership with NAR to maintain and use the designation. For more information visit: www.greenresourcecouncil.org
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This is the 2013 NVAR Realtor® School Course Catalog