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Frequently Asked Questions

ARM® FAQs

You’ve come to the right place for your ARM questions.

These are questions most prospective ARMs will want to know the answers to. If you don’t see the answer to your specific question, please contact us at getinfo@irem.org, or give us a call at 800-837-0706.

  • When should I apply for the ARM?

    You should submit your application only after completing the ARM certification courses and passing the ARM Certification Exam. Familiarize yourself with all the ARM certification activities and professional experience requirements before starting your ARM journey.

  • How do I know if my real estate management experience qualifies?

    Prospective ARMs need a total of 12 months of qualifying residential real estate management experience by the time they submit their ARM application. This means performing at least 14 of 29 residential real estate management functions on a real estate portfolio that meets minimum sizes. Your experience does not need to be a sequential 12 months. Learn more >>

  • Which certification courses do I need to take for the ARM?

    The simplest path to ARM certification is the ARM Track (ARMTRK) that includes the two ARM certification courses and ARM Certification Exam. The ARM Track is available in the classroom or online. Download the ARM Checklist to learn more.

  • How long does the complete ARM certification process take?

    The total process from Learning to Graduation takes about 2-3 months.

  • What is the total cost of earning the ARM?

    Approximately $1,100

  • Once I graduate, are there ongoing costs?

    To maintain the ARM, you will need to pay annual dues.

    Year 1: Prorated ARM dues
    Prorated IREM chapter dues
    Based on approval date (full year is $225)
    Based on approval date (full year dues average $200, varies by chapter)
    Annually: ARM dues
    IREM chapter dues
    $225
    Average $200 (varies by chapter)
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