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Start your career in commercial real estate with CCIM courses eligible through the Post-9/11 or G.I. Bill®.

CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program

CCIM designation program courses must be taken via live classroom at CCIM Institute's main facility in Chicago. However, due to COVID-19 provisions, on-site instruction will be delivered virtually through June 1, 2022. Continue to check this page for updates on the CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program's current guidelines. Visit to view eligible course schedules. PLEASE NOTE: The CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program is currently not accepting applications at this time. Please email to be notified when the application process is reopened.

Top commercial real estate firms are looking for self-motivated, highly dependable employees to tackle the challenges of an evolving industry. But those employees need increasingly sophisticated analytical skills to compete.

CCIM Institute education trains you in financial analysis, market analysis, and negotiation to give you an edge as you enter the commercial real estate industry. As a U.S. military veteran, you may be eligible to receive funding for CCIM courses through the Post-9/11 or G.I. Bill®.


Jeff Guild, Vice President, Debt and Structured Finance at CBRE and former U.S. Navy SEAL, discusses how veterans can utilize CCIM's Veterans in Real Estate program to enhance their careers.

Who is eligible?

Any U.S. veteran or eligible beneficiaries (spouse or children) may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. CCIM Institute's designation program is a Non-College-Degree (NCD) certificate which has been approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) for the use of G.I. Bill® benefits to cover the cost of tuition and fees.

What does it cover?

Eligible veterans and beneficiaries may be able to receive full benefits based on their eligibility status and VA Chapter, i.e. Chapter 33, (Post-9/11), Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill®), Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve), Chapter 35 (Survivors Education Assistance Program). 

How do I get started?

Make sure you have everything you need to be eligible for funding for CCIM Institute's program.

  1. Check Eligibility Check that you are eligible for the Post-9/11 or G.I. Bill®.
  2. Find VA Chapter Find your VA chapter and determine what education funding options you have.
  3. Apply (PDF) Download the CCIM Vets in Real Estate handbook and apply for the program.


The following companies are proud sponsors of the CCIM Institute Veterans in Real Estate program, supporting veterans in the commercial real estate industry.



Have questions? Contact us at or +1 (312) 321-4512.

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