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Who is it for?

A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The designation process ensures that CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

What You Gain

  • Recognition of your expertise in the commercial and investment real estate industry
  • Access to a network of 13,000 members across the U.S. and around the globe
  • Exclusive discounts on CCIM education and benefits, including:
    • Site to Do Business for Real Estate Professionals tools 
    • Tuition discounts
    • email with Google G Suite
    • Deal Share
    • Find a CCIM
    • Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine
    • SelectLeaders CCIM Career Center
    • CCIM Selected Real Estate Research
    • Pre-designed Excel templates
    • CCIM business forms
    • Excel CCIM Financial Calculator
    • NAR's REALTOR Benefits®

How to Earn It


Read more about the core courses.
Find out how to earn elective credits.

Work Experience

  • You have to have worked in the commercial real estate industry for at least two years
  • You must submit a Portfolio of Qualifying Experience to demonstrate that you have commercial real estate experience and that you have fulfilled the volume requirements for the designation.

Submit your Portfolio of Qualifying Experience.
Read about volume requirements.


  • Two-day Course Concepts Review (CCR)
  • Six-hour Comprehensive Exam
  • Applicants must score 70% or better to pass the exam.
  • Your Portfolio of Qualifying Experience must be submitted before taking the exam.

Read more about the Comprehensive Exam and Course Concepts Review (CCR).
See upcoming exam dates and locations.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the CCIM Institute
  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®


  • Annual dues for CCIM Institute membership
    • $650 for U.S. professionals
    • $600 U.S. membership with government discount
    • $420 for Canadian membership
    • $195 International membership
  • Cost of required courses (view individual course pages for costs)
  • Portfolio of Qualifying Experience
    • $175 submission fee
  • Comprehensive Exam and Course Concepts Review (CCR)
    • $810 for the Course Concepts Review (CCR)
    • $380 for the Comprehensive Exam

For more information, visit the CCIM website.

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