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The Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate program is an introductory educational curriculum designed to provide professionals with the basic principles of commercial real estate, financial analysis tools, and professional skills. It is being offered by The CCIM Institute, the premier educational organization in the commercial real estate industry.

Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Proficiency in key concepts that range from financial analysis tools to negotiation strategies, standards of practice, and much more. 
  • Highly-knowledgeable and experienced course instructors that bring real-world expertise to each course. 
  • Increased opportunities by expanding your network with course instructors and commercial real estate colleagues. 

The Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate is available to everyone looking to further their career in the industry. We hope that it serves as just the beginning of your educational journey with The CCIM Institute. 

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How Do I Earn The Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate?

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To earn the certificate, you must submit an application and complete 40 credit hours of coursework. Here’s how: 

1. Login or create an account, add Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate Application to your order, fill out and submit the application form, and remit the $195 application fee. 

2. Complete three required courses (21 credit hours): 

3. Fulfill an additional 19 credit hours of elective courses offered through The CCIM Institute’s Robert L. Ward Center for Commercial Real Estate Studies. 

Additionally, you’ll receive credit for any required courses and/or elective courses already taken within the past five years.

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See Elective Courses below through Robert L. Ward Center for Commercial Real Estate Studies:
Course Name Course Hours
1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange

Member: $139 | REALTOR®: $159 | Non-member: $179

2.0
Building a Commercial Real Estate Consulting or Investing Business

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Build Your Own DCF Model in Excel

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Capital Markets: Making the Case for Investment Real Estate

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

1.5
Commercial Real Estate Asset & Portfolio Management

Member: $229 | REALTOR®: $249 | Non-member: $269

4.0
Communication Skills For Business Professionals

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

1.5
Creating Reliable Valuations

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

1.5
Disposition Analysis for Commercial Real Estate

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Feasibility Analysis for Commercial Real Estate

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Financial Analysis Tools for Commercial Real Estate

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

Pricing may vary based on location.

3.0
Ground Lease Fundamentals

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

3.0
Introduction to Commercial Real Estate

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Loan Amortization in Commercial Real Estate

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

1.5
Real Estate Risk Analysis

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0
Successful Strategies for Tenant Representation

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

Pricing may vary based on location.

3.0
Surviving Volatile Markets: Mitigating Lease Risk

Member: $119 | REALTOR®: $139 | Non-member: $159

1.5
Using Excel as Your Financial Calculator

Member: $189 | REALTOR®: $209 | Non-member: $229

3.0

What will I receive upon completion of the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate program?

This certificate program offered at The CCIM Institute comes with real value to help drive your career development and dealmaking: 

  • One-time $200 discount off the candidate membership fee* 
  • A framed certificate from The CCIM Institute  
  • Digital badge showcasing your accomplishment. 

*$200 discount on candidate membership is available upon application to the program and provides discounts on course registration fees, among other benefits. You will have up to 1-year after completing the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate program to use the discount. Learn more about the benefits of candidate membership here.

FAQs

What’s the difference between the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate and the CCIM Designation?

The Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate is the ideal way to enter the commercial real estate profession and establish a base of proficiency in the industry. The CCIM Designation is recognized as the unrivaled credential in the industry, providing you with advanced education, experience, and tools that denote the highest levels of expertise. View further details on the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate and the CCIM Designation.

How do I track my progress in the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate program?

You can track your progress from within your MyCCIM Account.

What happens when I complete the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate program?

You will receive a framed certificate from The CCIM Institute, and you will receive a digital badge. If you have not already taken advantage of the one-time $200 discount off the Candidate Membership fee, it is redeemable up to 1 year after completing the program. 

What affiliate courses qualify for the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Certificate?

Up to 7 of the 19 elective credit hours may be met by providing proof of attendance at select courses offered by NAR®, IREM, RLI, and SIOR.

View courses here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenae Grayer at certificates@ccim.com or (312)321-4462 | Derek Beacher at certificates@ccim.com or (312) 321-4482.