The Certified Commercial Advisor (CCA) designation program is unique in the commercial real estate industry. Sponsored by the National Association of Real Estate Advisors (NAREA), it is the only nationally-recognized program that offers a designation in commercial real estate brokerage. As such, the CCA designation stands apart from all other commercial designations when it comes to assisting clients with their brokerage needs, whether they are owners, landlords, sellers, buyers, tenants, or investors. If you want to understand all aspects of commercial brokerage, the Certified Commercial Advisor (CCA) is the designation for you.

These courses comprise the educational requirements for obtaining the CCA designation:

Required Courses Course Name Credits
CCA 101 Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

3

CCA 102 Listing & Selling Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 103 Leasing Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 104 Marketing Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 105 Financing Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 106 Valuation of Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 107 Accounting & Taxation of Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 108 Financing Commercial Investment Properties

3

CCA 109 Commercial Real Estate Contracts & Forms

3

CCA 110 Managing Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 111 Investment Analysis of Commercial Real Estate

3

CCA 112 Investing in Real Estate Using Self-Directed Retirement Acounts

3

Total Required Course Hours

36

 
Elective Courses Course Names Credits
CCA 201 Brokering Multifamily Properties

3

CCA 202 Brokering & Leasing Retail & Specialty Properties

3

CCA 203 Brokering & Leasing Office Properties

3

CCA 204 Brokering & Leasing Industrial Properties

3

CCA 205 Acquiring, Developing & Brokering Land

3

CCA 206 Preparing a Commercial Real Estate Feasibility Study

3

CCA 207 Brokering Lodging & Hospitality Properties

3

CCA 208 Brokering Investment Properties

3

Total Elective Course Hours

24

Total Required Hours for Designation

36

Total Elective Hours for Designation (1)

12

Total Hours Required to Earn the CCA Designation

48

(1) Elective Hours can be waived by meeting experience requirement.  Experience requirement is verification of a minimum of three commercial transactions within a 12-month period.