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:
Angela Walters, Member Services Coordinator

 

Louisiana GRI Designation

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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 on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. The 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. 

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.

Superstars 2.0 is a program developed and taught by Chris Donaldson. The program  focuses on several key areas agents need to succeed and can be taken live or online. In line with the standards of the GRI designation requirements, this program has been approved to fulfill four (4) for the foundational credits of the Louisiana GRI program.

The topics covered in the program include: Setting Yourself Up for Success, Marketing & Lead Generation Strategies, Killer Listing Presentation & Open House Strategies, Working with Buyers and Navigating the Process, Lead Conversion & Negotiation, and Time Management. 


Online GRI Modules

There are four (4) online modules if you are looking to earn GRI designation credits in between live course offerings. These can be taken at a self guided pace and can be purchased as a bundle or as separate modules. 
IMPORTANT:
CE credit for these courses is no longer available. 

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


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Online Designations & Certifications

Earn nationally recognized designation and certification credit through the Center for REALTOR Development. When courses are not available in the live classroom or you can't attend the one offered in your local area but you are looking to continue to earn credit, these courses can help you get there. Browse the full catalog and complete the path of education offered through Louisiana REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. For assistance or to discuss your education plan, please contact Amy P. Fennell at 1-800-266-8538. 


career development week

This program is a week long event that debuted in the Summer of 2017 and called the Designation & Certification Summer Camp.  The week long event took place in Lake Charles, LA and offered a variety of designations and certifications. Members had this great opportunity to invest in their education, learn from national instructors, and participate in networking activities with REALTORS from all over the state. Louisiana was the first to offer the newly updated and released CRB courses for brokers.  To hear what attendees had to say about last year's event, click here.


 
Online Continuing Education

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Louisiana licensees are required by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) to take 12 hrs of continuing education annually. Four (4) hours must be in a specified mandatory topic.  CE must be completed prior to submission of license renewal. Licensees can view their education record at anytime using the Licensee Search. Remember to keep copies of certificates for your record.

Louisiana REALTORS® is partnered with The CE Shop for online real estate education needs. The CE Shop, Inc. was founded with the mission to serve the licensed real estate professional with high quality, hassle-free and simple online education. Real estate professionals all across the United States have enrolled in the easy-to-use license renewal continuing education courses offered by The CE Shop.


The Professional Development Committee is open to taking input on speakers and topics of interest to members. If you have any idea or suggestion, please use the form to submit.