It’s time to focus on your career and earn credentials that demonstrate your expertise. Achieve more by earning high-value designations, certifications and endorsements today.

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REALTOR® Designations

Earn designations such as Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified International Property Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist designations through Illinois REALTORS® online Learning Library or classroom branches.

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is the premier designation for REALTORS®. GRI is a lifetime designation with no renewal fees, and all the coursework is online.

GRI Designation

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REALTOR® Certifications

You can earn REALTOR® certifications with Illinois REALTORS® online and classroom/virtual classroom courses.

  • AHWD (At Home With Diversity)
  • SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
  • C-RETS (Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
  • e-PRO®
  • REALTOR® Safety
  • NAR® Green
  • MRP (Military Relocation Professional)
  • And Many More

Online courses are hosted in our Learning Library. Classroom and virtual classroom courses are hosted by our Illinois REALTORS® classroom branches.

Learning Library Designations & Certifications

REALTOR® Endorsements

The NAR® Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement is a free online program that satisfies NAR”s Code of Ethics requirements and develops 11 key competencies.

C2EX at home learning

Scholarships are available

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) provides the Past Presidents Scholarship and Rich Port Scholarship to qualifying individuals who wish to pursue a designation.