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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.

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