Prerequisites: All licensed real estate professionals are qualified to enroll in the CCA courses. Courses can be taken in any order.  Students must first become a candidate and pay a $49 fee for candidacy.  To receive the CCA designation, students must successfully complete a total of 36 required hours plus 12 elective hours for a total of 48 hours.  The 12 elective hours can be waived by meeting an experience requirement of a minimum of three commercial transactions within a 12-month period.

Preparation: Students should come prepared with an HP 10bII financial calculator or similar mobile app. (In-person Classes)

Admission: All licensed real estate professionals are invited to join NAREA.  Class registration is $75 per individual course or $299 for a series of four classes. The annual membership fee is $199.

Membership Dues: Membership is free for 12 months or upon completion of all CCA courses, whichever comes first. Dues of $199 per year begin on the first day of the quarter following completion of all CCA courses. Quarterly dates when dues will be requested are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

Attendance: Credit toward the designation will be given based upon the requirements of each state.  Credit for continuing education will be given to those who attend at least the minimum amount of class time required by the state’s regulations. Students must check in and out with the Course Administrator when entering or leaving the classroom.

Standards of Progress: Students who successfully complete all CCA courses offered through NAREA will receive the Certified Commercial Advisor’s (CCA) designation.

Designation Status: Designations automatically renew yearly and remain active as long as the associated membership in NAREA remains active.  Designations will automatically expire three months after the membership in NAREA is no longer active.

Refund Policy: Students will receive a full refund if they cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course for which they are registered. All cancellation notices must be submitted in writing to