CCIM Courses

CCIM classes can be divided into two categories – core classes required to achieve the CCIM designation and supplemental classes for commercial real estate professionals.


Classes required for the CCIM designation include:

CI101 Financial Analysis – This core class provides concepts of investment analysis in commercial real estate, including time value of money, investment performance measures, financing, taxation and the real estate cash flow model.  It is the foundation of the designation curriculum and required prior to taking any other core classes.

CI102 Market Analysis – This core class introduces the use of demographic, psychographic, economic and market analysis as a part of the real estate decision process. 

CI103 User Decision Analysis – This core class focuses on the analysis related to the underlying user of real estate, including lease vs lease, lease vs buy and sale-leaseback decisions.

CI104 Investor Analysis – This core class focuses on advanced techniques for the real estate investor, including addressing risk across acquisition decisions, hold period decisions and disposition decisions.

The core classes do not have to be taken in sequential order – so long as CI101 has been successfully completed, the remain core classes can follow in any order.  The classes are offering in several formats, including live classroom (4 consecutive days), online instructor-led (10 sessions over 5 weeks), online self-paced and blended (4 online sessions over 4 weeks followed by a day and a half live classroom capstone).


Supplemental education is offered via the Robert L. Ward Center, a part of the CCIM Institute.  Classes include a variety of content of interest to the commercial real estate professional.  Classes will rotate, depending on current trends in the broader real estate marketplace.  They range in duration from 90 minutes to two days and formats include online instructor-led, online self-paced and live classroom.  For more information, go to the Robert L. Ward Center.