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Step 3: Test

Overview

In this step, you’ll prove you have the knowledge that sets a CPM® apart by passing your CPM Capstone.

Activities

CPM Capstone

No matter how you took your 8 CPM certification courses (see Step 2), you must pass the CPM Capstone, a two-part final assessment. The CPM Capstone is 4.5 days in the classroom* and includes:

Part 1 – Management Plan Skills Assessment (MPSA): A four-day classroom intensive*. Candidates are given a case study property and owner goals, and must prepare real-world analysis and recommendations in the form of a property management plan. Learn more about the MPSA (MPSAXM).

Part 2 – Final exam: A multiple choice, in-person* exam covering all coursework and acquired skills. Learn more about the CPM Certification Exam (CPMEXM).

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You’ll find a detailed description of the CPM Capstone, and how to prepare for it, in the CPM Handbook.

*Most candidates complete the CPM Capstone in-person, but online/independent options are available for the Management Plan and CPM Certification Exam in select cases.

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