Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development

The NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study in Real Estate Development is awarded upon the completion of four courses related to development, including Essentials of the Development Process and Advanced Development Practices, in addition to elective courses.

NAIOP courses are based upon core competencies, which are specialized categories of applied skills and established industry practices, organized into the body of knowledge, that are essential to delivering financially successful projects.

Application/Fees

Any person wanting to become a candidate for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development must submit the following:

  • Completed certificate application
  • Current resume
  • One-time application fee

The program is open to NAIOP member and nonmember applicants.

What are the certificate program fees?

  • Application fee: $75 member/$150 nonmember
  • Extension fee*: $50 member/$100 nonmember

*This fee is for candidates who do not complete all courses with the initial 2-year timeframe.

Complete the certificate program application.

Total Costs to Complete a Certificate

Prices subject to change. Prices listed here in USD. Please see each course tuition page for prices in CAD.

Please note that Basic Real Estate Finance has been rereleased in an updated, interactive format and has a higher price than the other courses. If this course is chosen as an elective, it will increase the total cost of the certificate program by $40-55 dollars depending on your registration type. Visit the course page to view prices.

Members

  • Four required courses at the $329 member tuition = $1,316
  • Certificate application fee of $75 (Current holders of a NAIOP certificate: $50)
  • Grand Total: $1,391

Developing Leader Members

  • Four required courses at the $229 DL member tuition = $916
  • Certificate application fee of $75 (Current holders of a NAIOP Certificate: $50)
  • Grand Total: $991

Student Members

  • Four required courses at the $95 student member tuition = $380
  • Certificate application fee of $75 (Current holders of a NAIOP Certificate: $50)
  • Grand Total: $455

Nonmembers

  • Four required courses at the $529 nonmember tuition = $2,116
  • Certificate application fee of $150 (Current holders of a NAIOP certificate: $100)
  • Grand Total: $2,266

Student Nonmembers

(must be currently enrolled at an accredited school)

  • Four required courses at the $145 student member tuition = $580
  • Certificate application fee of $150 (Current holders of a NAIOP Certificate: $100)
  • Grand Total: $730

Course Offerings

What courses are available and how many are required to earn a certificate?

The course selections and requirements are listed in the illustrations below. A total of four courses are required to complete a certificate for a total of sixty-four (64) hours:

  • Two required core courses: 32 hours
  • Two elective courses: 32 hours 
  • Total hours required: 64 hours

Please note that the new interactive version of Basic Real Estate Finance is an eight-hour course. If that is chosen as an elective, only 56 total hours are required to complete the certificate program.

NAIOP Course Selections

There are 10 NAIOP courses available exclusively through The Center for Education that are eligible for credit towards a certificate. All courses are accessible online and on-demand. The courses are 16 hours long with the exception of the new interactive version of Basic Real Estate Finance, which is eight hours.

 

Education Credits

The Center for Education assigns an educational credit value for all of its offerings.

  • Credit value is based on the number of elapsed hours for each offering. Values are measured in the form of both Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU).
  • NAIOP is a registered provider of Learning Units (LU) through the American Institute of Architects' Continuing Education Service, which regulates the LU.
  • Earned educational credit is based on confirmed completion of an offering, which is recorded in a transcript by The Center for each registered student.
  • Transcripts are available to each student upon request as official documentation of their work when applying to licensing and accreditation authorities for approved educational credit.