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Who is it for?

Certified Property Managers® (CPM®) are recognized as experts in real estate management, and they are at the top of the profession. 70% of those who hold the CPM® designation hold the highest management positions in their offices (owner/partner/officer/director).

What You Gain

How to Earn It






Other Requirements

  • Fulfill a one-year candidacy period by being a CPM® Candidate Member, ARM® Member, or ACoM member in good standing for the 12 months prior to CPM® approval

  • Membership in good standing of NAR

  • Hold a real estate license or verify that you are not required to hold one for your current position

  • Attend two IREM® chapter meetings or events during the 12 months immediately prior to CPM® approval

  • Be interviewed and approved by your IREM® chapter


  • CPM® Candidate application fee

    • $160

  • Cost of 7 CPM® education courses, if you are not in the Fast Track Program

    • $3,924 (IREM member & early registration price)

  • Fast Track approval fee

    • $800 (not required if you are not in the Fast Track Program)

  • Certification exam

    • $270 (IREM® member price)

  • Management Plan (choose one option)

    • Option 1: pass management plan on an actual property

      • $750 (IREM® member price)

    • Option 2: pass management plan skills assessment

      • $1,295 (IREM® member price)

  • Ethics Course

    • $185 (IREM® member price)

  • National annual dues

    • $495

  • Chapter annual dues

    • Varies by chapter

  • Final CPM® Application fee

    • $210

For more information, visit the IREM website.