Education Policies and Program Guidance

Education Policies and Program Guidance

Get familiar with CCIM Institute education policies before you register for a course so you are aware of exam completion time lines, cancellation procedures, and more. For questions about CCIM Institute’s policies, please contact the Solution Center at 312-321-4460.

Tuition Discounts for Members

To be eligible for Institute membership tuition discounts, students must be current on membership dues or be paying for their membership at the time of registration. Tuition discounts will not be provided retroactively to students who join as an Institute member after registering for their course. Members current on dues are eligible for tuition discounts on eligible courses.

Course Reference Manuals

Students who enroll in classroom education will receive a hard copy of the course’s manual on the first day of class. Students in online courses will receive a instructions on how to download a digital version of the course manual before the course begins. For a $95 fee, students may purchase the hard copy of a manual for a course in which they are enrolled.

To order a book, students can email courseinfo@ccim.com with the course title and their customer ID number.

CCIM courses are continually revised and updated to reflect changes and new developments in commercial real estate. As a member benefit, current members may download updated course manuals and supplemental materials for CI 101-104. Institute candidate members only have access to material for courses they’ve successfully completed.

Course Examinations

Exam Grades

To receive course credit, students are required to pass the exam by earning a score or 70% or higher. All exams are administered online. Within 24 hours, the student’s grade is posted and his/her record and course completion certificates are available for download under My Resources in My Account.

Course Exam Deadlines

Need More Time?

If you need additional exam time, please contact 312-321-4484. Your request for extended time should demonstrate your disability and difficulty taking exams under timed conditions.

Registration Time Frames

CCIM courses fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to submit course registrations as soon as possible. Registrations for regular course offerings should be received at least two weeks in advance of the course. Course confirmations will be sent to all registered students prior to the course start date.

Self-Paced Courses

Online self-paced courses do not have to be completed in one sitting. For core courses, you will have 90 days to complete the course and review the materials. For Ward Center courses, you will have access until the end of the calendar year in which you purchase it.

Course and Exam Retakes

Students may retake a full course or just a course exam.

Course Retakes

Course retakes allows students to attend a course they’ve already taken in any format and get an attempt at the course exam.

Exam Retakes

Students who want to re-attempt the course exam without attending the course again can just register for an exam retake.

In the event a students do not pass the course exam on their third attempt, they must retake the course prior to attempting the exam again.

Life After the Pin Benefit for Designees

CCIM designees may retake one core course (CI 101-104) per year at the rate of $370 as part of their Life After the Pin benefit. Designees must call +1 (312) 321-4460 opt. 2 to register at this rate.

Course Cancellations and Payment

CCIM Institute reserves the right to cancel any course at any time. Students enrolled in a course that is cancelled will be notified as far in advance as possible. Students have the option of getting a full refund or transferring into another course.

Please note that the Institute is not responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses (lodging, airfare, etc.) students may incur in anticipation of a course that is later cancelled. Students are encouraged to avoid non-refundable flights/accommodations.

Full payment must be received prior to the course start date.

Student Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Students may cancel their registrations at any time, but they will be responsible for paying a cancellation fee.

Classroom and Blended Core Courses (CI 101-104)

Online Instructor-Led Core Courses (CI 101-104)

Online Self-Paced Core Courses (CI 101-104)

Ward Center for Real Estate Studies Courses

Hotel Discounts

CCIM Institute cannot guarantee any specific hotel discounts. Students are encouraged to review the local area where the course is being held for any available discounts.