NYSAR and GRAR Co-sponsor Designation Courses Locally

Why earn a Designation or Certification?

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The NYS Real Estate Education Foundation (NYSREEF) provides REALTOR® members with scholarships to participate in national designation programs.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for a downloadable application or visit for more information.

AUDIT OPTION:  Already hold the GRI designation? GRI designees may take any GRI course for $50 (CE included) except GRI-1 Ethics.


Visit for a complete list of Designations and the corresponding Courses offered throughout the state.


You can now register for designation courses held in our region directly with GRAR!  Go to the class on the GRAR Portal to register online OR call Member Services at 585.292.5000.


2018 Designation Courses in the GRAR Region

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Gain a solid base of knowledge on all aspects of residential real estate and grow your business into a practice with this most widely recognized national designation. Take eight 7.5-hour courses plus 30 hours of electives.

GRI-2 Business module offered on April 24, 2018 in Geneva
GRI-3 Agency module offered on June 4, 2018 at GRAR
GRI-3 Agency module offered on October 10, 2018 in Geneva
GRI-4 Legal module offered on April 26, 2018 in Rochester
GRI-5 Buyers module offered on May 10, 2018 in Rochester
GRI-6 Sellers module offered on September 26, 2018 in Rochester
GRI-7 Property module offered on October 16, 2018 in Geneva
GRI-8 Technology module offered on November 20, 2018 in Rochester

To see all GRI classes being held in New York State this year, click here to visit

GRAR Members: Register for Local GRI Classes

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

Get the tools you need to fully represent a buyer with the ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.

To see all ABR classes being held in New York State this year, click here to visit

GRAR Members: Register for Nearby ABR Classes

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Learn the unique skills necessary to successfully provide seniors and their families with professional consultation about real estate.

SRES offered on October 24-25, 2018 in Rochester

Short Sales & Foreclosure (SFR) Certification

Earn the newest NAR certification and learn to help buyers and sellers with short sales or foreclosure properties.

To see all SFR classes being held in New York State this year, click here to visit

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.

Learn more about the value of the CRS designation

Visit for a complete list of  all Designations and the corresponding Courses held throughout the state.