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

CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program

Recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs made earning a CCIM designation even more convenient by now allowing students to use their Post-9/11 or G.I. Bill benefits to take the new virtual core curriculum offerings. Courses must be completed by December 20, 2020. All other conditions still apply. Click here to view our virtual schedule.

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 GI 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.

Thanks to our industry sponsors:

The following support the employment of veterans in commercial real estate. Click to contact.

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

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