CRI Associate Designation (Level I)

Body 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

Upon enrollment,  the candidate will be given access to MBA's learning management system which houses the exam, study guide, reference materials, discussion board.

A brief summary of the test components include:

  • Property Issues (acquisition, ownership, disposition, property types, etc.)
  • Taxation and Accounting
  • Law (environmental, mortgages and security agreements, creditor rights, business entities)
  • Real Estate Analysis and Valuation (finance, appraisal, debt coverage ratios, yields, duration, etc.)
  • Underwriting Mortgage Loans (property data, sponsorship, structure, technical requirements of CMBS
  • Real Estate Due Diligence (environmental and property reports, zoning, lease and financial reviews)

Associate (Level I) Application Form