Designations and Certifications

A table full of REALTOR Certifications.

Designations and Certifications

REALTOR® designations can help you build your network, sharpen your skills, increase your knowledge and increase your income. 
According to 2013 NAR survey data, obtaining one or more designations continues to make a difference in REALTOR® earnings. The median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $33,500 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $61,100: a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)

NAR and its affiliates offer designations and certifications for a wide range of real estate specialties. Earning these designations and certifications helps members to increase their expertise and marketability, giving them a professional advantage.

Find out more about these designations and certifications and start earning more!


At the 2016 January Business Conference, the Missouri REALTORS® Executive Committee approved a plan originating in the Professional Development Output Group to reprise the GRI program to become compliant with a newly introduced set of NAR requirements. As a result, our previous GRI program has been unpublished and a new, comprehensive program is currently in development. We will bring you updates as the new courses become available. In the meantime, please feel free to explore this list of other designations offered by the National Association of REALTORS®.

If you are currently mid-GRI and have time left in your 5-year completion period, please contact Joe Dillard at or call (800) 403-0101 / ext. 129 for more information.