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Since their inception nearly 50 years ago, ICSC Professional Certification has given special recognition to those who demonstrate the highest level of competency in their field, proven through experience, education, examination and professional ethics. Becoming ICSC Certified gives special recognition to those who demonstrate the highest level of competency in their specialty, marking designees as one of the very best at what they do.

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Anything that differentiates you from the crowd and emphasizes your commitment to your profession is career critical. As a global organization with a wide network of members, affiliates and business partners, ICSC has certified more than 6,000 management, marketing, leasing, development, design and construction professionals in 55 countries. Bottom line, obtaining your professional certification expands your skill set, boosts your worth and makes you more marketable.

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For employers and other stakeholders, professional certification can serve several purposes from providing evidence of an employees experience and qualifications, to validating competency when selecting a partner or considering a new employee. ICSC certification programs raise the professional standards of retail real estate professionals and give special recognition to a global network of leading retail real estate professionals. ICSC Certified professionals are asked to meet professional development requirements in order to maintain their credentials, which guarantees that those who hold and ICSC designation are up-to-date on developments in their field. Taking the step to become ICSC Certified, or requiring Certification for your team, leads to advancement of the industry.

About ICSC
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its nearly 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit

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