• Designations & Certifications
  • Designation / Certification Classroom Course Requests


    You may sponsor a class through GAR if you are a:

    • local board association executive (AE)
    • local board president
    • REALTOR® company broker
    • real estate-related organization

    The only costs to the Class Sponsor are any facility and refreshments (coffee, water, soda, etc.) costs if the class is in an in-classroom format. For Livestream classes, since there is no facility fee nor refreshments, there is no cost to the Class Sponsor.

    Host a Class

    Step 1 

    • Contact an instructor that you would like to teach the course to determine a class date / time. For a list of NAR designation and certification courses, click here. Once you decide on a course, contact GAR for a list of eligible instructors. , 678-597-4133.
    • GRI Core Courses: For information on hosting a GRI Core Course, click here.

    Step 2

    • Once the instructor and you have agreed upon a class date and time, complete an ONLINE REQUEST FORM. For Designation and Certification courses other than GRI, click the “Designation Course” link. If the course is for a GRI Core Course, click the “GRI Core Course” link.

    Step 3 

    • An “Instructor Request Submitted” confirmation email will be sent to you.

    Step 4 

    • GAR will send an instructor agreement to the instructor. This agreement must be signed and returned to GAR. Otherwise, no continuing education (CE) credit will be available through GAR and the class will not be scheduled.

    Step 5

    • Once the instructor agreement has been signed and returned to GAR, you will receive a “Class Approved” email and GAR will post the class details on our Upcoming Classes website (click here) and send you additional information, including a flyer and a registration link.

    Step 6

    • The class is official and you may begin advertising the class.

    Step 7

    • For both formats, the Class Sponsor is responsible for providing the GAR-Certified Facilitator. For Livestream classes, the facilitator must also be approved as a GAR Facilitator who has completed the additional training to facilitate Livestream classes. Click here for more facilitator information.


    Designations (other than GRI)

    • Click here for a “Designation Classes other than GRI – Responsibilities start to finish” summary sheet.
    • Click here for the Sponsor Manual for courses other than GRI Core Courses.


    • Click here for GRI Core Course Sponsorship information. (Scroll down to “Want to Host a GRI a Course?”)



    The Sponsor will receive a rebate for the number of students over ten at:
    • a. $15 per additional student for one-day courses, or
    • b. $25 per additional student for two-day courses.


    For any question or concerns, for facilitator information or to become a GAR Certified Facilitator, please contact us at , or at 678-597-4133.