BREC Qualifying Exam

This website contains the questions for the Business Retention and Expansion International certification exam for the Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator (BREC) certification as well as several resources that you may find helpful in completing the exam.  The exam will be graded by three (3) professionals who have attained the Business Retention and Expansion Professional certification (BREP) or Master Business Retention and Expansion Professional (MBREP) certification.

If you should have any questions regarding the content of the exam (or a particular exam question), please contact Alan Barefield (BREI Education Committee Chair) at alan.barefield@msstate.edu.

You have three (3) days from the time of the notification letter informing you of this website to complete the exam.  Please return the exam to Alan Barefield.


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