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Designation Courses

NYSAR and GSAR co-sponsored: Register for designation courses at or see other options at 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

 SCHOLARSHIPS Available : 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. Annual deadlines are July 31 and December 31. 

2020 Designation Courses - Syracuse 

GRI-2 Business

September 10 (8:30am - 5:30pm ) 
CE Credit:  7.5  hours  Cost: $295members/$325 non-members

Instructor: Russ Romano

Take your business to the next level and gain market share. Provides the building blocks to:

  • Create an effective business plan. 
  • Build support structures using assistants and teams.
  • Prospect successfully and tap into niche markets.
  • Develop policies to avoid risk. 

GRI-2 Flyer & Registration Form

GRI 4 - Legal

April 22,  (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)  POSTPONED - New date TBD
CE credit: 7.5 hours   Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members

Instructor: Jim Bramen, Esq.

Reduce your risk of claims, fines and lawsuits. Gain a complete understanding of:

  • Advertising that is legal and ethical.
  • Contracts, forms, deposits, disclosures and record retention.
  • Risk management strategies.
  • Title insurance and settlement procedures.

GRI-4 Flyer & Registration Form

ePro Designation

June 2-3  (two days, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day)
CE Credit: 12 hours    Cost: $295 members / $320 non-members

Instructor:  Randy Templeman 

NAR’s e-PRO certification program helps REALTORS master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO certification REALTORS increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information

ePro Flyer & Registration Form

PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor (certification)

October 14,  (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
CE credit: 6.0 hours   Cost: NAR members - $150

 Instructor:  Roseann Farrow

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 with NAR’s Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.

PSA Flyer & Registration Form

 GRI 5 - Buyers

November 4,  (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
CE credit: 7.5 hours   Cost: NYSAR members - $125, Non-members - $150

 Instructor:  Lin Fields

Demonstrate your value to buyers from listing to closing. Satisfies NYS Fair Housing training requirement for license renewal. Learn strategies to:

  • Secure more buyer clients.
  • Guide buyers through the process from pre-qualifying to closing.
  • Assure Fair Housing compliance.
  • Keep you, your clients and customers safe. 

(GRI-5 satisfies New York State two-hour agency coursework requirement.)

GRI-5 Flyer & Registration Form

To register for designation courses:

  • Download a registration form below
  • Register online
  • 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


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