Continuing Education

Special Announcement

To accommodate licensees during the COVID-19 health crisis, state real estate commissions updated their continuing education policies to accommodate virtual and online courses during this period of remote learning.

Due to COVID mandates being lifted in various states, please do not expect approval for all online instructor led and virtual course offerings. Several states previously granted approval for these formats, and they have now reached their expiration. Prior to registering for a course, be sure to review our list of eligible courses to confirm if your course is approved – Browse Eligible Courses (PDF) here.

Continuing Education (CE) credit for CCIM Institute courses is granted through local commissions and national governing entities. It is available on a state-by-state basis for broker and sales real estate renewal as well as select appraisal and finance renewals.

Please note, CCIM Institute does not track your state continuing education requirements. To learn more about maintaining your continuing education requirements for your state certification or license, please contact your state regulatory agency and confirm CCIM Institute courses that are approved in your state.

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For questions about courses available in your state, please email Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT.


CCIM Designation Core Courses

The following CE processing fees are applicable for CCIM Designation curriculum core courses (CI 101 - CI 104):

  • CCIM Institute Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $35
  • Requests More Than 10 Days After Course Concludes: $50

To obtain CE credit prior to the start of the course:

  1. Purchase CE credit for each course that needs CE credit when registering for the course or you will not be able to access the CE certificate afterward. 
  2. Pass the course with the qualifying score. 
  3. Complete your CCIM profile with your CE license information under the Professional Licenses tab in My Account. Enter the license type, number, state, and expiration date.

Once the above is complete, your CE certificate is available in the CE Credits tab in your My Account Portal.

All continuing education forms and requests must be submitted within 3 days of the course completion to ensure it complies with state requirements and deadlines. If forms and requests are not submitted within 3 days, your CE will not be processed.

For more information on how to request and submit for CE, refer here:

The Ward Center for Real Estate Studies

To enhance your professional development and assist with license renewal, CCIM Institute provides complimentary continuing education credit for all approved Ward Center courses.

Program Provider

CCIM Institute is an approved sponsor for the following professional organization:

  • CPA - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

CCIM Education Policies for Continuing Education

Be advised that students must meet state requirements to receive a certificate. Because attendance requirements vary state to state, please consult your local commission guidelines to verify the requirements for your specific state license. Attendance certificates and other documentation are available within three weeks of the course completion date. Your document(s) will be emailed to the address on your request form.

State course approvals are subject to change without notice. The amount of credit/clock hours granted is solely at the discretion of the individual state or professional entity. CCIM Institute must follow all state guidelines. State approval of a CCIM course does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed by the course sponsor, author, or lectures.

For more information on CE credit through CCIM Institute, please contact us at +1 (312) 321-4460, ext. 8566 or

State-Specific Continuing Education Information

Residents of California, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas are subject to additional policies and regulations regarding CE credit. CCIM Institute follows the state-specific guidelines below:


CCIM Institute will provide attendance verification for students submitting an equivalency petition to the CA Department of Real Estate for continuing education. Petition. To qualify for attendance verification, CA licensees must:

  • Meet the requirement of 90% or better attendance.
  • Must successfully complete the course with a score of 70% or better.
  • Are required to submit their own documentation directly to California DRE
  • Must submit equivalency petition with all documentation for consideration. Access the California DRE equivalency petition here.

Louisiana, Missouri, and North Carolina

  • All state rosters for Louisiana, Missouri and North Carolina should be submitted to the instructor by the third day of the class.
  • For Missouri and North Carolina, licensees must also submit the CE request prior to the class end date.
  • Starting January 1, 2020, licensees requesting CE credit for Louisiana must submit their requests no later than one day after the course end date to avoid Louisiana's late submission fee. CCIM may submit late requests, but the licensee will be responsible for late fees imposed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, which can be up to $450.00.
  • For Missouri licensees, the exam must be completed within seven days of the course end date.
  • Missouri and North Carolina do not allow CCIM Institute to submit late submissions for CE credit.
  • North Carolina Real Estate Commission prohibits the issuance of continuing education credit during the period of June 11 – June 30. Licensees must report their CE credit before June 30th of each year. Be advised that there are substantial fines for late reporting.


  • Upon completion of the course, Nevada requires submission of the state evaluation form, prior to the issuance of a CE certificate.
  • Nevada course evaluation forms are provided at the course site or may be requested via email at


  • CCIM Institute's CE provider number is 99.
  • To receive credit, licensees must successfully complete the course exam.
  • Only CE (non-qualifying) credit is available.
  • CCIM-qualifying Designation courses (CI 101, CI 102, CI 103, and CI 104) are approved by TREC. Effective December 2, 2021, license holders may no longer receive credit using the professional Designation credit request form. Instead, CCIM Institute is now responsible for posting credits for professional Designation qualifying courses which have been approved by TREC for CE credit.
  • CCIM Institute will upload CE credit for all TREC-approved CE courses. Approved course names, course numbers and number of credit hours can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding state specific guidelines, please contact the CE Department at or (312) 321-4504.

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