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



Work Experience

Professional Affiliation

  • 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

Letters of Recommendation

  • Submit three confidential letters of recommendation at the time of candidacy approval


  • Cost of courses, if you are not in the Fast Track Program
  • Fast Track approval fee
    • $630 (not required if you are not in the Fast Track Program)
  • Certification exam
    • $270
  • National annual dues
    • $495
  • Chapter annual dues
    • Varies by chapter
  • Application fee
    • $210

For more information, visit the IREM website.


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