Chartered Realty Investor Designation

Residential CRU SealThe Chartered Realty Investor (CRI)® Designation is the only designation that brings together all aspects of the commercial real estate finance, investment and advisory industries. Earning the CRI designation distinguishes you as a leader in your industry, and signifies your commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.

Do  you have what it takes?

The CRI designation is the "foundation" for any dedicated commercial real estate professional. The designation certifies a charter holder's ethics-based competency and their broad understanding of the major components of real estate investing including: property issues and due diligence; analysis and valuation; underwriting, legal issues and capital market investments; CMBS and asset management.

The Path
To earn the CRI Charter Designation you must successfully complete two examinations. If you are interested in the CRI Designations you must first apply online for the Associate (Level I) candidacy. Upon approval by the CRI Society, the approved candidate can enroll in the Level I examination. Upon successfully completing the examination and earning the Associate Designation, the Associate member can apply for the Charter Designation. If approved by the CRI Society for the Charter Designation, the Charter candidate can enroll in the Level II examination.

Levels

CRI Associate Designation (Level I Examination) : 
The Associate (Level I Examination) is the first step toward earning the CRI Charter Designation, and demonstrating your commitment to ethic based competency in commercial real estate.

Associate Fast Facts

  • The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • The exam focuses on the core concepts of commercial real estate at the property level.
  • Each candidate has 12 months from enrollment to study and pass the exam.

Associate exam Fees
Application Fee: $100
Enrollment Fee: $850

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CRI Charter Designation (Level II Examination): 
The Charter (Level II Examination) is the second step toward earning your CRI Charter Designation, and demonstrating your commitment to ethics-based competency in commercial real-estate.

Charter Fast Facts

  • The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • The exam focuses on the concept of the real estate portfolio management and capital markets.
  • Each candidate has 12 months from enrollment to study and pass the examination.

Charter Exam Fees
Application Fee $100
Enrollment Fee $1,050

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The Mortgage Bankers Association owns the intellectual property related to the examination and administers the exams on behalf of the CRI Society. All exam related questions should be forwarded to the MBA. The CRI Society owns the trademark and designation. All CRI membership questions should be forwarded to the CRI Society.