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Other Considerations

Ethical Professional Conduct

The CRI® Charter Certification Program requires disclosure of ethical professional conduct initially by a CRI® Candidate and annually by a CRI® Charter holder. This act of ethical professional conduct holds the candidate and Charter holder to a much higher standard of civil and criminal penalty for non-fiduciary acts.

The CFP® Charter, CFP® Charter, CAI® Certificate, MAI® and CPM® programs have similar ethical professional conduct requirements.

However, many other existing programs and designations do not examine a designees’ ethical professional conduct or require annual re-certification of his or her continued ethical professional conduct.


The CRI® Society’s goal is strictly for the public good: to certify Charter holders as fiduciary participants in the global real estate investment decision-making, implementation, and advisory industries.


Learn more about the curriculum differences between the CFA and CRI Certification.

Time Commitments

Compare the time commitments between the CFA and CRI Certification.

Certification Comparison

Learn how the CRI Society is unique among real estate programs.