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ICSC’s Newest Certification

The Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) is our new, comprehensive certification for traditional as well as emerging fields within the retail real estate industry.

As the retail real estate 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
October 12 - 20, 2019 September 15, 2019
March 7 - 15, 2020 February 9, 2020
June 20 - 28, 2020 May 22, 2020


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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).

The first three-year cycle runs from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021. The first renewals of CRRP certification will be due January 15, 2022.​

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