Sharpen your skills, reduce your risks, and increase your earning potential by enrolling in any of our classroom and online courses.
The Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation (TREEF) provides a broad selection of real estate training options for members, including courses towards earning designations and certifications. Build your professional development path with all of the education tools and services TREEF in conjunction with TAR offers.

All about the GRI Designation: A Mark of Professionalism

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The education you receive in the GRI program is considered by many as the nation’s most comprehensive training program available to REALTORS®. The GRI program is designed to enhance REALTORS®’ knowledge of real estate marketing and hone skills that will set you apart from the competition.

ERMA: Education Resource Mobile App…it’s FREE

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TAR is proud to announce its free member Mobile App: ERMA. Available for both Android and Apple iOS, this mobile app is exclusively for the use of REALTOR® Members. Find educational opportunities throughout Tennessee.

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Education Class Offerings at your fingertips!

ERMA aggregates all the courses and classes throughout Tennessee that are CE based and approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. ERMA makes it easier for TAR members to search for offerings of continuing education regardless of how it’s offered—either by correspondence, by classroom, or even online.

Need a class on a certain topic or location? Did you miss an opportunity to take a required class and now you need to find the next available one? If so, no worries, ERMA allows you to do that. Based on your search, ERMA will tell you WHEN and WHERE a class is offered. All classroom-based courses are geocoded so you can search for offerings by proximity to your location. If a classroom setting is not your style and you’re looking for online offerings for quick CE, ERMA has it. You can also find courses in which you learn at your own pace by searching through correspondence courses.

ERMA even allows you to bookmark classes you may be interested in taking AND keep a running list of classes you’ve taken.

Through ERMA, members of the Tennessee Association of Realtors® now have a convenient way to find continuing education in the palm of their hands.

Note: If you are a TREC-approved school and would like to have your classes listed, email moc.t1495495714enrat1495495714@amre1495495714 for more information.

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Designations & Certifications

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils that provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services to assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge. Designations acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers three certification programs.

Instructor Training & Development

The Learning-Centered Instructor Training Workshop is a two-day instructor-training program designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced instructors, with an emphasis on opportunities, techniques, challenges, and solutions that are practical and effective. 

Topics covered:

  • Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom
  • The Art and Science of Public Speaking
  • A Practical Understanding of Learning Styles
  • Learning Objectives and Outlines
  • The Power of Questions
  • Learning Loops
  • The Power of Diplomacy
  • Resources for Classroom Instructors
  • How to Manage the Classroom
  • Using Stories to Teach Concepts
  • What Students Want: New, True, and Interesting

2017 LCI Workshop Schedule

Education Calendar


Quick Glance for Education at the TAR Office: 

The 2017 Education Offerings will be posted soon! 




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“Educational Realtor Mobile App”

TAR is proud to announce its free member Mobile App: ERMA. Available for both Android and Apple iOS, this mobile app is exclusively for the use of REALTOR® Members. Find educational opportunities throughout the state of Tennessee.


May‘s GRI & Core Class Offerings from ALL
Realtor® Associations in Tennessee

Online CE Courses

We offer a popular distance-learning version of GRI Courses called “E-Class Courses“, coached by an actual instructor – featuring written interaction with both the instructor and other students in the class over a 5-week period. Click here to learn more about E-Class GRI Courses!

We also offer MANY self-paced online courses for student convenience below from the following partners! Click on anyone to order from the online catalogs.

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24 CE-accredited online courses, just a few of which are listed below!

  • The 2017-2018 Residential TREC CORE! [6 hrs. CE]
  • Basics of Real Estate Taxation [6 hrs. CE]
  • Breaking Barriers – Fair Housing [3 hrs. CE]
  • Cracking the Code of Ethics [3 hrs. CE]
  • Foundations of Real Estate Finance [6 hrs. CE]
  • Real Estate Appraisal for Agents [6 hrs. CE]
  • Selling to Your Sphere of Influence [3 hrs. CE]
  • And MANY MORE!!! 24 TOTAL!!!

NAR’s online education provider features several online courses, all
of which can be pursued for either a designation or certification —
including GRI Elective credit!

  • At Home With Diversity [8 hrs. CE] …ABR & GRI Elective
  • BPOs: The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process [8 hrs. CE]
    …ABR & GRI Elective
  • e-PRO Certification Program Day 1-2 Bundle [14 hrs. CE]
    …ABR & GRI Elective, e-Pro Core Course
  • e-PRO Certification Program Day 2 only [7 hrs. CE]
    …ABR & GRI Elective, part of e-Pro Core Course when
    Day 1 is taken in the classroom
  • Real Estate Marketing Reboot [6 hrs. CE] …ABR & GRI Elective
  • RPR: Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers
    [3 hrs. CE] …ABR & GRI Elective
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) [12 hrs. CE]
    …ABR & GRI Elective, SRES Core Course

Handouts & Resources

Name of ItemCategoryAdditional NotesAdditional Media (if any)
Agency LawAgency
Agency Summary FAQ'sAgency
Guide to TN Agency LawAgency
Office Agency Policy SamplesAgencyWORD format - for Office customization.
Agency - It's Your ChoiceAgency
Fiduciary DutiesAgency
2017 - 2018 Commercial Core Course - Student HandoutCommercial CoreTREC Requirement
2017 - 2018 Residential Core Course - Student HandoutResidential CoreTREC Requirement
2017 - 2018 Principal Broker Core Course - Student HandoutPrincipal Broker CoreTREC Requirement
Advanced TransactionDeskTransactionDesk3.0 hours of CE - advanced
Basic TransactionDeskTransactionDesk3.0 hours of CE - basic
When Buying Your Next HomeBrochures & AgencyFree Brochure for Buyers
When Selling Your Next HomeBrochures & AgencyFree Brochure for Sellers
2017 TAR Forms Inventory ListContracts & FormsA list of ALL TAR Forms
9-21-15 Documentation of Form ChangesContracts & FormsDue to TRID changes effective Oct. 3rd, 2015Resource sites & Videos:
GRI Designation ApplicationGRI Designation ApplicationOnce GRI requirements have been satisfied, use this to apply for the Designation.
Master GRI Designation ApplicationGRI Designation ApplicationAfter obtaining the GRI Designation, fulfill an additional 30 hrs of CE to earn the "Masters" designation.
Education Resource GuideEducation General
TREEF CE CatalogueEducation General
Master GRI SymbolEducation General

Instructor & Assn Resources


Instructor & Association Staff Educational Resources

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Name of ItemCategory
Fiduciary DutiesAgency
Agency in Tennessee - Student Manual - 2 hrs.Agency
Agency QuizAgency
GRI 401 Instructor GuideGRI 401
GRI 401 ParticipantGRI 401
GRI 402 Instructor GuideGRI 402
GRI 402 Supplement - Legal CasesGRI 402
GRI 402 Participant GuideGRI 402
GRI 403 Instructor ManualGRI 403
GRI 404 Instructor HandbookGRI 404
GRI 405 Instructor GuideGRI 405
GRI 405 ParticipantGRI 405
GRI 406 Instructor GuideGRI 406
GRI 414 Student GuideGRI 414
GRI 414 Instructor GuideGRI 414
Instructor EtiquetteInstructor Information
TREC Rules 2016TREC
2017 - 2018 Commercial Core - Instructor ResourceTREC Commercial Core
2017 - 2018 Commercial Core - Student ResourceTREC Commercial Core
2017 - 2018 Residential Core - Instructor ResourceTREC Residential Core
2017 - 2018 Residential Core - Student ResourceTREC Residential Core
2017 - 2018 Residential Core - Instructor PowerPointTREC Residential Core
2017 - 2018 Principal Broker Core - Student ResourceTREC Principal Broker Core
2017 - 2018 Principal Broker Core - Instructor ResourceTREC Principal Broker Core
2017 - 2018 Core Course Instructor TipsTREC Core
2017 - 2018 Core Course John Giffen VideoTREC Core
Contracts 101 Instructor GuideContracts 101
REBAC Course Offering FormREBAC Course Offering Form
Course Royalties Cheat SheetCourse Royalties Cheat Sheet
Clarksville Assn. of Realtors®Clarksville Folder
Memphis Area Assn. of Realtors®Memphis Folder
How to Download a Watermarked FormTAR Forms
Transaction Desk - Class 1 - Dashboard & Setup - OutlineTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 1 - Dashboard & Setup - PowerpointTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 2 - Create Transactions - OutlineTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 2 - Create Transactions - PowerPointTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 3 - Template & Checklist - OutlineTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 3 - Template & Checklist - PowerPointTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 4 - Documents & DocBox - OutlineTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 4 - Documents & DocBox - PowerPointTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 5 - Authentisign - OutlineTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 5 - Authentisign - PowerPointTransactionDesk
Transaction Desk - Class 6 - Broker Review - PowerPointTransactionDesk
Code of Ethics Materials - Existing MembersCode of Ethics
Code of Ethics Materials - New MembersCode of Ethics
DCRE MaterialsDCRE