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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 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 13 - 21, 2021 February 12, 2021
June 19 - 27, 2021 May 21, 2021
October 9 - 17, 2021 September 10, 2021


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).

The first three-year cycle runs from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021. 

*Due to COVID-19, all designees prior to January 2021 will have a one-year extension to accrue their continuing education credits.  For example, the first cycle of designees will now have until January 15, 2023 instead of January 15, 2022. 

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