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Designation Program: Time & Cost

Your investment in earning the CCIM Designation is an investment in yourself, your career and your future. The program is designed to fit in to your schedule and allows you to take as much time as you need to complete it. You can reduce your cost by more than $1500 by becoming a member of The CCIM Institute.

How Long Does it Take?

You can complete the program in as little as one year, or you can take your time and do it over several years.

Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including classroom, online with an instructor, and online with no instructor. This flexibility allows you to choose the format that best fits your schedule and learning style.

Your membership type also determines the requirements you need to fulfill. The standard track is Institute candidate membership, which is reflected in the cost breakdown below. Most people complete the program as candidate members.

If you already hold an industry designation or have a master's degree in real estate, you may be eligible for Fast Track or University Fast Track membership. Certain undergraduate degrees will qualify a member for the University Fast Track undergraduate membership. These tracks waive some of the program requirements. Learn more about membership types to see which one is right for you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Earn the CCIM Designation? 

The total cost of the CCIM Designation program depends on whether you are a member and how long you take to complete the program. The CCIM Institute candidate membership is $695 per year, which provides you with members-only tuition discounts and other benefits.

You will also need to pay for the Comprehensive Exam ($410) and the Course Concepts Review ($810).

Become a member to get started! Learn about prepaying your tuition.

2024 Tuition 

2024 tuition rates will be effective January 1, 2024.


Non-member Cost

Member Cost

Member Savings

Institute Membership$695$695$0
CI101: Financial Analysis$1,899$1,299$600
CI102: Market Analysis$1,899$1,499$400
Negotiations Training$475$370$105
CI103: User Decision Analysis$1,899$1,499$400
CI104: Investment Analysis$1,899$1,499$400
Ethics Course$49Included$49
Two Elective CreditsSame as membershipVaries by course 
Portfolio Submission Fee$175$175 
Comprehensive Exam & Two-Day Review$1,220$1,220 
Total Costs$10,210$8,256$1,954
Please Note

Non-member prices show the cost of taking the coursework as a non-member then joining later to finish the program. You can complete most of the program as a non-member, but only members can submit a Portfolio of Qualifying Experience and sit for the Comprehensive Exam. 

Member prices show the cost of the program when you join as a member for your first course.