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Designation Courses

NYSAR and GSAR co-sponsored: Call NYSAR at 800.239.4432 to register or download flyers and registration forms at the bottom of this page.

Why earn a Designation or Certification?

Increase Your Income – Based on 2011 survey data, the median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $26,900 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $49,300. A difference of $22,400! (source:

Gain a Competitive Advantage – you will stand out from your competition with the added expertise you gain from designation courses

Maximize Your Exposure – buyers and sellers can find you by your designation/specialty at

SCHOLARSHIP: 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. Deadlines are July 31 and December 31.

2017 Designation Courses - Syracuse Area

GRI 8 - Technology (ePro Day 1)

March 7,  (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)

CE credit: 7.5 hours   Cost: NYSAR members - $125, Non-members - $150

Discover the latest tools to streamline your business and exceed client expectations. Learn how to be mobile and paperless in your real estate practice with tips on: 

  • Transaction management tools.
  • Internet advertising and syndication.
  • E-marketing and social media.
  • Automation hardware, software and apps.

Instructor: Randy Templeman, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRES, SRS


PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor

April 5,  (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

CE credit: 6 hours   Cost: $150 members/$175 non-members

Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

Instructor:  Roseann Farrow, ABR, CIPS, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, RSPS, SFR, SRES, SRS


GRI-3  Agency

June 7  (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

CE Credit7.5 hours  Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members

Provide effective, legal and ethical client representation Offers in-depth coverage of:

  • All forms of agency representation, associated issues and proper disclosure.
  • How to avoid the risk of misrepresentation, vicarious liability and breach of fiduciary duties.

.(Satisfies New York State two-hour agency coursework requirement.)

Instructor:  Jim Bramen, Esq.

GRI-1  Ethics

October 26  (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

CE Credit7.5 hours  Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members

Capitalize on what sets REALTORS apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR's mandatory quadrennial ethics training requirement and is a must for Professional Standards Committee members and local board leadership. Discover how to:

  • Put the Code of Ethics to work for you.
  • Maximize your REALTOR benefits.
  • Enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement.

Instructor:  Don Cummins, Esq.


To register for designation courses:

  • Download a registration form below
  • Log in to
  • Fax credit card registrations to 518-462-5474
  • Mail check registrations to NYSAR, 130 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
  • Call 800-239-4432 x 219

Please do not send registrations for designation courses to GSAR - we cannot process them. 

GRI Registration Form.pdf
ABR-SRS Registration Form NYSAR.pdf

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