Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation, and investment analysis.
CCIMs are backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources. Only 6 percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.
The CCIM membership network includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals. Through this business network and through enhanced communication with the CCIM electronic network, CCIMs successfully complete approximately 156,000 transactions annually, representing more than $400 billion.
The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate the essential CCIM skill sets:
User decision analysis
Investment analysis for commercial investment real estate
Additional curriculum requirements may be completed through CCIM elective courses, transfer credit for graduate education or professional recognition, and qualifying non-CCIM education. Following the course work, candidates must submit a resume of closed transactions and/or consultations showing a depth of experience in the commercial investment field.
After fulfilling these requirements, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to earn the CCIM designation. This designation process ensures that CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.
General Candidacy Program
1. Become a candidate of the Institute 2. Successfully complete the four core courses 3. Earn three elective credits. Elective credits are earned through a variety of sources. These include:
Completion of Introduction Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis course (one credit)
Attending the Course Concepts Review program (one credit)
One credit for every year of continuous Institute candidacy up to three credits
Attending a CCIM Symposium or Conference (one credit)
Transfer credits - a maximum of three credits may be earned for qualifying graduate level courses in finance or real estate, having attained certain qualifying professional designations, and qualifying corporate educational offerings and former CCIM courses
4. Prepare and submit the Portfolio of Qualifying Experience before taking the Comprehensive Exam. The portfolio may be submitted any time after the completion of CI101. Volume requirements may be met in one of three ways:
10 qualifying activities totaling $5 million or more
20 qualifying activities, regardless of volume
$30 million in volume, regardless of the number of activities
5. Successfully pass the Comprehensive Exam presented every June & November
Fast Track Program
This program is available to professionals who have earned the following designations: AACI, CLO, CMB, CRF, CPM, CRE, FRI, MAI/SRPA, RPA, or SIOR.
Become a Fast Track Candidate of the Institute
Successfully complete the four Core Courses within a twenty-four month period
Successfully pass the Comprehensive Exam presented in June & November every year
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