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Certification FAQs

Eligible candidates who are involved in retail real estate management, marketing, leasing, specialty leasing, design, development, construction, or executive leadership must complete the online application to demonstrate eligibility for their desired credential. Eligibility requirements are outlined below. Please note that preliminary coursework is not required.

ICSC Professional Certification is achieved through:

  • mastery of a body of knowledge
  • completion of the eligibility requirements
  • passage of a rigorous 100-question examination
  • commitment to a code of professional ethics

Certification exams are administered by appointment only at approximately 400 Prometric Centers worldwide. *Prometric is ICSC's third party vendor for certification exam development and administration.

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There are no pre-educational requirements needed to take the exam. To prepare, you need on-the-job experience and practical theory and knowledge acquired independently. ICSC provides various resources to support your preparation.

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ICSC professional credentials must be renewed every three years in order to remain valid. Within this time frame, you must earn 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).

View Professional Development Credit Guidelines

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