Designations & certifications

Louisiana REALTORS provides various opportunities throughout the year for members to earn nationally recognized designations and certifications. These courses and the Louisiana specific Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation program is designed to help members increase their skill, proficiency, and knowledge and better serve their clients.

For specific questions about education opportunities or to inquire about creating an education plan, contact: Amy P. Fennell, Director of Communications & Member Services. 


GRI Designation

The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is the foundation coursework for other designations, licenses, and certifications. The program is designed primarily for members whose main business activity is residential real estate, and it helps those members increase their knowledge and skills in a wide range of technical subjects and real estate fundamentals. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas. 

The curriculum to earn GRI varies from state to state. In Louisiana, students are required to take a total of 12 credits for a total of 96 hours of instruction.


ONline GRI course

There are four (4) online modules to get started with the GRI designation. These can be taken at a self guided pace and can be purchased as a bundle or as separate modules. These also count for CE credit toward license renewal. 

Module 1 - Foundations: Basics of Real Estate
Module 2 - Working with Seller
Module 3 - Working with Buyers
Module 4 - Progress to Profit


designation & Certification summer camp

This NEW program is a week long event that will offer a variety of designations and certifications. Members will have this great opportunity to invest in their education, learn from national instructors, and participate in networking activities with REALTORS from all over the state. To view 2017 program, click here. To hear what attendees had to say about the event, click here.