The GRI Program will require 60 hours of course credits, reduced from the current 90 hours of required course credits. It is Re-Designed, Re-Structured and Re-Newed to meet the challenges and needs of today’s real estate agents!

For those already taking GRI courses, you will have two options:

OPTION 1 – Use the former program as your base: Continue completing all mandatory courses from the former program.

OPTION 2 – Use the new 60-hour program as your base: Follow the new program by taking required courses from the 2016 program.

View the  Transition Document to determine which option is best for you.

2016 GRI Schedule -Hawai’i Island


For more information or registration for GRI courses in Kona, please contact the West Hawai’i Association of REALTORS® at 808-329-4874.

February 26 -Hilo Property Management & Landlord/Tenant”
HIR House Classroom (1321 Kino’ole Street, Hilo) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructed by Lurline Johnson | 6.0 CE Elective Credits | GRI Mandatory
Description: This property management course is designed to provide a forum for the presentation and open discussion of the different layers of property management.  Students will look at the duties and responsibilities of a property manager as it relates to their relationship with the landlord/client as well as to managing the actual property.  To accomplish this objective, students will look at property management contracts, State and Federal laws, and the more common forms used in property management.

April 1 – Kona Agency, Representation & Practical Ethics”
Description: This course provides a background in three interrelated topics that are relevant when agents deal with clients and customers: 1. Representation/Agency covers the laws applicable to the disclosure and establishment of agency relationships, the fiduciary duties owed a client; 2. Ethics covers certain conduct that agents should observe or avoid in their daily practice of real estate. These practices are discussed in the NAR Code of Ethics and are applicable to all licensees; and, 3. Fair Housing covers the laws agents are expected to comply with in providing non-discriminatory service to clients and customers.

May 6 – Kona Run Your Business Like a Business”
Description: Most agents enter real estate not knowing how to run a business, but as an independent contractor you own your own business.   A business plan is your road map to your success to determine your overhead costs and how many transactions are needed to meet your goal.

May 19 – Hilo Condominiums & Community Associations”
HIR House Classroom (1321 Kino’ole Street, Hilo) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructed by Scott Sherley | 6.0 CE Elective Credits | GRI Mandatory
Description: Learn the fundamental characteristics of Community Associations and Planned Communities and the various laws that govern them.  This course also includes understanding governing documents, fiscal operations and budgets, reserves and assessment collections.  You will clearly be able to explain the role and importance of Community Association administration, and management of physical assets to repairs and maintenance. 

September 30 – Hilo From Contracts to Closing”
HIR House Classroom (1321 Kino’ole Street, Hilo) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructed by Eren Look | 6.0 CE Elective Credits *Pending REC Approval | GRI Mandatory
Description: This course evaluates the progression of a real estate transaction from contract to closing and outlines the various roles, procedures and timelines affecting Escrow, the Seller, the Buyer, and Lender.  It explains the duties of a real estate agent throughout the transaction and how to use HAR’s Standard Forms to facilitate the transaction process.

November 16 – Kona Legal Issues”
Description: This Legal Issues course provides a forum for the presentation and open discussion of legal matters that real estate licensees should be aware of.   Includes discussion on different topics that focus on specific laws or regulations to help students recognize what the law provides, discuss the pros and cons of the law, consider its impact upon the real estate industry and then look at ways in which you can address these concerns by implementing risk reductions measures of your own.