Step 4: Graduate


After submitting your ARM® application, you’re almost ready to graduate. Once it’s approved, you’ll officially become an Accredited Residential Manager®.

Download the ARM Checklist to track your progress


Application approval

Once you submit your application, IREM will review it along with your residential management experience. This review takes approximately 30–45 days.


Once your application is approved, you have graduated. IREM will present you with an official ARM certificate and pin. Congratulations!

Now, you can use the ARM certification with your name on professional profiles, email signatures, business cards, and more. And, IREM membership is included with your annual ARM dues and IREM chapter dues – you can start enjoying your member benefits immediately.

Keep your membership current

Important: Once approved as an ARM, you are required to maintain your certification each year by paying annual ARM dues and IREM chapter dues, which also includes membership. This helps maintain the high standards that make your ARM so valuable.

Complete ARM courses and exam in under a week

The ARM Track is your one stop combo with courses and exam. It helps simplify the registration process and can help you complete them in less than one week.*

*Certification application and approval process not included

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What’s next for ARMs


All ARMs must continue to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics

Equip yourself with expert tools

You can keep your competitive edge in residential management with IREM tools, including:

  • IREM Income/Expense Analysis® Reports, published annually and available at a discount to ARMs.
  • Over 250 downloadable IREM forms and checklists

Keep on learning

As an IREM member, you’ll have discounted access to the latest learning. Webinars and Skills On-demand courses covering skill-building and trending topics will get you up to speed on emerging trends. IREM whitepapers, newsletters and blog posts will provide the latest news and best practice advice.

Stay engaged with other experts

Attend chapter events to network, share challenges and brainstorm solutions. Regional and national events allow you to learn, contribute and be known on an even larger industry stage, including the annual IREM Global Summit.

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