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ALC and CCIM Designations: Combine & Conquer

Under All Is The LAND

The Realtors® Land Institute and CCIM Institute, both commercial affiliates of the National Association of Realtors®, are working together to elevate the prestige of their designees and further empower them to be the most successful agents in the commercial real estate industry. With the approval of each other’s designations into their respective fast track programs and with a large overlap in agents conducting both commercial and land transactions, the industry’s top agents are taking full advantage of all that both organizations have to offer.

The CCIM designation has long been an approved certification for RLI’s Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation Fast Track. As part of the ALC Fast Track, real estate professionals holding the CCIM designation can earn the elite ALC without needing to meet the full 104 credit hours of the education requirement. The Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation has now also been accepted into the CCIM Fast Track criteria.

Combine & Conquer: Why Earn Both Designations?

Combine The Expertise Of Two Of The CRE Industry’s Top Designations

Ashley Goodroe, ALC, CCIM

“Getting both the CCIM and ALC Designation has been invaluable to my career as a REALTOR®. Not only has it greatly expanded my professional network, it shows
clients and customers my dedication to be the best and network with other top professionals in the fields I specialize in.”

Ashley Goodroe, ALC, CCIM
David Hitchcock, ALC, CCIM

“I think it is valuable for a CCIM to also obtain the ALC Designation because under every commercial transaction is the land. As our cities continue to grow and expand into the outer areas it is important to know the different characteristics that parcel of land has. Having my ALC and CCIM enables me to understand the entire package of land development.”

David Hitchcock, ALC, CCIM
Norma Nisbet, ALC, CCIM

“Holding both the prestigious ALC and CCIM designations increases an agent’s level of professionalism beyond that of their peers. Just ask those who are closing more
transactions — you will find it is the agents with the expertise and experience required to hold them.”

Norma Nisbet, ALC, CCIM
Brandon Rogillio, ALC, CCIM

“In today’s world of red tape and regulations, it can be more difficult than ever to get a deal closed. The education and experience I’ve gained through obtaining both the ALC and CCIM designations has better equipped me to solve many of the issues that can be the difference between a successful transaction or a deal falling through.”

Brandon Rogillio, ALC, CCIM2017 REALTORS® Land Institute National President

LANDU Education For CCIMs

Courses Designed To Help You Close More Commercial Transactions

Thinking about applying for the ALC Designation through the ALC Fast Track? CCIM fast-track applicants, because of their extensive coursework in investment analysis, are not required to take the 24-hour Land Investment Analysis course when completing the required courses as part of the Education Requirement for the ALC Designation. Instead, CCIM fast-track applicants may choose any course from the Specialty track to replace Land Investment Analysis. CCIMs must still complete the other two required courses (Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage and Transitional Land Real Estate). However, because CCIMs are approved for the ALC Fast Track, they are not required to complete the full 104-hours typically required of applicants.

Some of the RLI Land University (LANDU) courses that are of particular interest to CCIMs include:

  • Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage
  • Land Real Estate Site Selection
  • Subdivision Land Development
  • Transitional Land Real Estate
  • Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges

ALC And CCIM Designations: Combine & Conquer