Earn Your CRI Designation

Earning your CRI Charter or CRI Associate is a simple process. You move at your own pace. Once a candidate has satisfied the requisite professional experience requirement, completion of the certification process can be as fast a few months or as long as a couple of years. To get started, download your Associate application today.

Step 1Download, then submit, your application for Associate Exam and get started.

Step 2 – If you want to obtain your CRI Charter, download and Submit the application to sit for the Charter Examafter you have passed the CRI Associate exam.

Step 3 – Once you’ve passed both the requisite examinations and can satisfy professional experience requirements, complete the CRI Society Membership Application and officially join our ranks!

Earning a CRI Charter or CRI Associate designation communicates the breadth and depth of your knowledge and experience to the marketplace. Additionally, the ethics-based component of the CRI Program demonstrates your adherence to the highest ethical standards in the performance of your duties. Unlike other programs that signify knowledge or expertise in a particular specialty, the CRI Certification signifies a broad understanding of all of the major components of real estate investing including property issues, analysis and valuation, underwriting, due diligence, capital market instruments, asset management and ethical conduct.

As the industry continues to expand, the CRI Certification offers a way to differentiate yourself among your peers. Employers, investor and fellow professionals will have confidence in your ongoing commitment to comply with the CRI Society’s policies governing ethical conduct and continuing education. In summary, the CRI Certification will signify your commitment to professional excellence and to the continued advancement of the commercial real estate finance and investment industry.