Our Mission

Learn who we are and how we serve our community

Leadership

Meet our leaders, trustees and team

Foundation

Developing the next generation of talent

C+CT

Covering the latest news and trends in the marketplaces industry

Industry Insights

Check out wide-ranging resources that educate and inspire

Global Public Policy

Learn about the governmental initiatives we support

Events

Connect with other professionals at a local, regional or national event

Virtual Series

Find webinars from industry experts on the latest topics and trends

Professional Development

Grow your skills online, in a class or at an event with expert guidance

Find Members

Access our Member Directory and connect with colleagues

The ICSC Networking Platform

Get recommended matches for new business partners

Student Resources

Find tools to support your education and professional development

Become a Member

Learn about how to join ICSC and the benefits of membership

Renew Membership

Stay connected with ICSC and continue to receive membership benefits

 

Certified Retail Real Estate Professional Certification

The Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) is our comprehensive certification for traditional as well as emerging fields within the Marketplaces Industry.

As the Marketplaces Industry continues to grow and transform, professionals are expected to have industry insight that reaches beyond their job descriptions. They must develop a broader body of knowledge and perspective to be successful.

The Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) certification is the result of a collaborative effort by industry experts across various disciplines with the purpose of creating a holistic approach to integrating industry specialties. The inclusive, broad nature of the CRRP certification demonstrates that professionals, both new and seasoned, have achieved a well-rounded competency of the industry.

A CRRP certification means you have reached a level of industry fluency that lets you communicate successfully across channels with colleagues and clients.

Become a Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) 

Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) eligibility requirements

  • Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of five years of experience in any of these 10 retail real estate disciplines: property management & operations, retailing, asset management, leasing, finance, legal, construction, development, design or marketing.
  • A degree in real estate or related discipline may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Attendance at the John T. Riordan (JTR) Institute may be substituted for six months of experience.
  • Candidates must pass the ICSC Certified Retail Real Estate Professional exam.

CRRP applications & testing schedule
 

Exam Sitting  Application Submission Deadline
March 11 - 19, 2023            February 10, 2023
June 17 - 25, 2023 May 19, 2023
October 14 - 22, 2023 September 15, 2023

 

Members apply here Non-members apply here
 

Professional Development and CRRP certification renewal requirements

All professionals who are granted the Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) certification will be required to demonstrate continued competence and active industry engagement by renewing their credentials every three years.

Effective January 1, 2019, Certified Retail Real Estate Professionals are assigned a three-year certification maintenance interval during which they must earn a total of at least 10 professional development credits through relevant industry activities. This includes continuing education (events and courses), industry service (volunteer leadership and speaking/authoring engagements) and/or professional recognition (awards and credentials).

A typical maintenance period is a three-year cycle. If you received your designation in March of 2022 you will be up for renewal in April of 2024.

*Due to COVID-19, all designees prior to December 2021 will have a two-year extension to accrue their continuing education credits. For example, the first cycle of designees will be up for renewal on January 1, 2024. So, these designees can accrue credits for all eligible events and activities from January 2019 through December 2023.

Learn more

Additional resources

Policies, Procedures, Fees & Locations

Learn more

Exam Prep & Study Aids

Learn more