The Comprehensive Exam

The Comprehensive Exam tests members' knowledge of CI 101-104 concepts and is the very last step to earning the CCIM designation. Candidate members who have completed all educational, portfolio, and elective credit requirements are eligible to take the Comprehensive Exam. 

Students also have the option to attend the Course Concepts Review (CCR) immediately prior to the exam. This immersive review is especially helpful for individuals who completed the courses over a period of several years.

Exam Cost: $375
Exam Dates: May 14, 2021; Retake on May 15, 2021
CCR Cost: $810
CCR Dates: May 6 - 9, 2021

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Comprehensive Exam Sessions

The below exams take place on May 14, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. local time.

Approved CCIM Candidates will receive an invitation to register for the Comprehensive Exam and be given the option to choose a paper-based or computer-based exam. If you have not received an invitation by March 4, 2021, please contact

City Facility
Atlanta Atlanta Realtors Center
5784 Lake Forest Dr, Atlanta, GA, 30328
Dallas City Central
500 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074
Indianapolis Marriott Indianapolis North
3645 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Las Vegas The Orleans
4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
New Orleans New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Orlando Orlando Regional Realtor Association
1330 Lee Road, Orlando, FL, 32810
Montreal Engel & Volkers Montreal
1451 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3G 2S8
Vancouver 860 Homer Street, Unit #402, Vancouver, BC V68 2W5

Course Concepts Review Sessions

The below CCR sessions take place on May 6 - 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Central. Access to the CCR course site and study materials will be available starting April 6 to those who register.

Session Instructors Registration
Session A Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, Jim Rosen, CCIM, Todd Clarke, CCIM Closed
Session B Barbara Crane, CCIM, George Wilson, CCIM, Peter Barnett, CCIM Closed

Common Questions about the Comprehensive Exam

Please note: The answers below apply only to the spring 2021 exam, which has been adjusted due to COVID-19. Future exams may follow a different structure.

Can I take the Comprehensive Exam online?
The Comprehensive Exam must be taken in-person at one of the scheduled locations. However, you do have the option to choose to take a paper-based or computer-based exam. The computer-based exam mirrors the process for core course exams.

Do I have to take the Course Concepts Review?
No, but the majority of test-takers do attend. It's a great review of the material you will find in the exam, and it fulfills a full elective credit in the event that you still need one.

Is the exam open book?
Yes. Students may use digital or printed CCIM textbooks and materials during the exam. Internet use is prohibited.

Can I take the Comprehensive Exam prior to submitting my portfolio?
No. An approved Portfolio of Qualifying Experience is required to sit for the Comprehensive Exam.

How long are the CCR and Comprehensive Exam?
The CCR lasts four days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central. You will be sent an agenda with further details.

The Comprehensive Exam lasts one day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check-in typically begins at 7 a.m., and exam instructions are given at 7:45 a.m. You will be sent an agenda that includes detail about exam time and location.

How will I know if I passed?
Your exam grade will be posted in the Grades tab of your My Account portal by 5 p.m. on the day of the exam. A grade of 70% or better is passing, and you can attend the Pinning Ceremony that evening.

What happens if I fail the exam?
On May 15, 2021, students who don't pass are given the opportunity to retake the exam at no cost. These individuals will have the opportunity to meet with instructors the evening of May 14 to go over strategies to help prepare for a successful outcome. Details about this will be in your final reminder email.

A candidate may also retake the exam at a reduced cost at another nationally scheduled session. Candidates have up to four retake attempts.


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