You can find each GRI series offered year round throughout the state. Each module is comprised of 6 hours of instructional time; however, different modules offer various continuing education credit hours. Those hours and their applicable categories are contained within each module outlined below. Modules in Series 100 & 200 run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with an exam immediately following the session. For modules in Series 300 & 400, they run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with an exam that also immediately follows the session.
A passing grade of 70% is required to successfully complete each module. A minimum cumulative grade of 70% is required to successfully complete a full series. If a person does not successfully pass the initial exam for a particular module, that exam may be re-taken ONE ADDITIONAL TIME, at no charge. After that, the module must be re-taken in order to successfully complete the module/series. The 100 & 200 Series may be taken in any order but must be completed within 5 years of the start date. Series 300 & 400 are open ONLY to GRI Graduates (those who have completed Series 100 & 200).
The Maryland Real Estate Commission dictates that you must be present for the entire class in order to receive continuing education credit for that class. Arriving late, returning late from a break or leaving early will jeopardize the continuing education credit. Please note, no partial credit can be issued. Photo ID required for entry.
LEGEND FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CATEGORIES
Category "A" - Legal & Legislative Update - 3 hours required
Category "B" - Anti-Trust
Category "C" - Fair Housing - 1.5 hours required
Category "D" - Ethics - 3 hours required
Category "E" - Disclosure
Category "F" - Professional Enhancement
Category "G" - Technology - no more than 3 hours allowed
Category "H" - Agency-Residential/Commercial - 3 hours required
Category "I" - Supervision-Broker, Office Managers, Team Leaders - 3 hours required for broker, office managers and team leaders
Please read "What Every Licensee Should Know" provided by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.
GRI SERIES 100 – (click here for current GRI 100 schedule)
Module 101 -
GRI 101-Building a Real Estate Business - (No CED)
covers what is involved in running and maintaining a business from daily planning to future goals and growth.
Module 102 -
GRI 102-Business Development & Listing Techniques - (No CED)
covers ways to find and develop your real estate business. Various listing methods and their use will be shared.
Module 103 -
GRI 103A-MD Ethics, Flipping & Predatory Lending, Course #831-1604, 3 hours CE, Cat. "D"; and
GRI 103B-Fair Housing & Cultural Issues, Course #830-1604, 3 hours, Category "C"
covers fair housing laws, diversity issues and how they apply to the real estate business. A review of Maryland License Law ethics and its differences with NAR ethics, flipping and predatory lending will be discussed. Meets MDREC mandated ethics and fair housing requirement for license renewal.
Module 104 -
GRI104-Basic Financing & Programs, Course #832-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers calculating payments for various types of loans, adjusting payments based on changing terms and conditions as well as characteristics of each loan type. The mortgage process will be covered detailing how it affects a transaction.
Module 105 -
GRI 105-Home Sales and Marketing, Course #833-1604, 4.5 hours, Category "F"
demonstrates various types of methods used to obtain the best sales results. Key marketing concepts will be discussed. Must at tend full day in order to receive credit.
Module 106 -
GRI 106A-MREC-Agency-Residential, Course #834-1604, 3 hours, Category "H", and,
GRI 106B-Contract Law & Anti Trust, Course #835-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
will cover the general sales contract law provisions required and what anti trust is and how to avoid it. Agency issues relating to whom you work for and what your responsibilities are will be discussed. Meets MDREC mandated 4-year agency requirement.
GRI SERIES 200 – (click here current GRI 200 schedule)
Module 201 -
GRI 201A-Pricing Property, Course #836-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
GRI 201B-Legislative issues, Course #853-1604, 3 hours, Category "A"
will cover how a licensee establishes pricing for a property. Also current and upcoming legislative issues affecting the real estate industry will be covered. Meets MDREC mandated legal requirement for license renewal.
Module 202 -
GRI 202-Environmental Issues, Course #837-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers some of the recent concerns developing around the removal and processing of potential environmental/health threats. Regulatory requirements, actions and agencies involved concerning the buying and selling of these properties will be discussed.
Module 203 -
GRI 203A-Interpersonal Skills (No CE credit); and,
GRI 203B-Personal Assistants, Course #838-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers how to achieve the greatest results by understanding how and why people communicate the way they do. How to use a personal assistant and their duties, roles and responsibilities will be covered. Must attend full day in order to receive credit.
Module 204 -
GRI 204A-NAR Ethics (No CE credit)' and,
GRI 204B-Mediation & Arbitration, Course #839-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
will cover the proper ethical conduct of licensees in dealing with the public and other licensees. Alternative methods of dispute resolution and the arbitration process will be discussed as it interacts with REALTOR® procedures and practices. Meets NAR membership ethics training requirement (not applicable to MDREC requirements). Must attend full day in order to receive credit.
Module 205 -
GRI 205A-Condominiums, Cooperatives, Course #840-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
GRI 205B-Buyer Representation, Course #841-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers the laws and policies governing the differences between condominiums, cooperatives and timeshares. The practice of buyer brokering as it applies to the day to day duties and activities of an agent will be covered.
Module 206 -
GRI 206-Technology and Trends, Course #842-1604, 3 hours, Category "G"
How new technologies are affecting the real estate industry and what industry practices to look for in the future. Must attend full day in order to receive credit.
GRI SERIES 300 is ONLY available to GRI Designees - (click here for current GRI 300 schedule)
Module 301 -
BGRI 301-Introduction to Investments, Course #858-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
Using single family property for investment purposes will be explored along with their benefits. Students are required to bring with them and have a working knowledge of a financial calculator. Calculator
must have Present Value, Number, Interest, Payment, Future Value
functions. Recommended calculators are HP12C and HP10BII.
Module 302 -
BGRI 302-Taxes, Course #843-1604, 4.5 hours, Category "F"
addresses the possible tax considerations of buying and selling property. How the REALTOR® can assist both buyer and seller in determining what is most advantageous for them with regard to tax considerations. Also covered are independent contractors tax issues. Meets MDREC mandated legal requirement for license renewal. Must attend full day in order to receive credit.
Module 303 -
BGRI 303A-New Homes Construction, Course #844-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 303B-Property Management, Course #845-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
explains what is involved in selling homes in a new subdivision and working with builders. What is involved in managing different types of property and what responsibilities the property manager has will be covered.
Module 304 -
BGRI 304A-Appraisal, Course #846-1604 3 hours, Category "F"; and
BGRI 304B-Land Use, Course #847-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"
covers how an appraiser establishes prices based on the three approaches to value and the
process of developing a parcel of raw land and the different agencies
involved, government requirements and procedures to be met and the
associated time frames will be covered.
GRI SERIES 400 is ONLY available to GRI Designees - (click here for current GRI 400 schedule)
Module 401 -
BGRI 401-Commercial Property, Course #848-1604, 6 hours, Category "F"
covers the basic handling differences between residential and commercial property. What is involved in listing and selling commercial property and what to look for in a property. Students are required to bring with them and have a working knowledge of a financial calculator. Calculator must have Present Value, Number, Interest, Payment, Future Value functions. Recommended calculators are HP12C and HP10BII.
Module 402 -
BGRI 402-Advanced Office Management - (No CED)
covers the concepts of people management, business risk, financial and future growth management. What to look for and how to overcome various situations will be discussed.
Module 403 -
BGRI 4043-Taxes Deferred Exchanges, Course #849-1604 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 403A-Distressed Properties, Course #850-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
covers tax considerations in dealing with property exchanges, what to look for in those exchanges and the expertise needed. How to deal with distressed properties, the laws, regulations and entities involved in properly serving clients and customers in the transaction.
Module 404 -
BGRI 404A-Broker Law Review, Course #851-1604, 3 hours, Category "F"; and,
BGRI 404B-Supervision, Brokers, Branch Office Managers, Team Leaders, Course #852-1604, 3 hours, Category "I" provides an overview of the governing license law. Recent changes and issues will be highlighted. When becoming a Broker certain supervision is expected. Learn what rules the law has put into place regarding broker supervision and the consequences of non-compliance. Meets MDREC mandated supervision requirement every 4 years for brokers, branch office managers and team leaders.