Step 1: Enroll

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professionals are currently on their way to becoming an IREM Certified Property Manager. Don’t get left behind!



Your first step to becoming a CPM® is easy – just complete the short online form and pay a one-time enrollment fee to become a CPM candidate. You can then begin to register for your courses, as outlined in Step 2. The CPM designation is all about real-world skill, not theory. CPM candidates must have 36 months of qualifying real estate management experience by the time of graduation.

Details for international practitioners seeking the CPM

Program highlights:

  • Step 2: Learn
    Take 8 CPM certification courses covering core competencies for managing property and maximizing its value
  • Step 3: Test
    Pass the CPM Capstone, a two-part final assessment including a Management Plan Skills Assessment and the CPM Certification Exam
  • Step 4: Graduate
    • After one year minimum as a CPM candidate and 36 months of qualifying real estate management experience, you’ll be eligible for graduation
    • Grow your network by attending at least two of your IREM chapter’s events
    • Graduate after completing your CPM candidate file (includes paying any outstanding dues, and proof of real estate license if required by your current position)
  • Cost
    The average total cost for all tuition, fees, and dues is approximately $7,800–$8,500
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Did you know?

Fast Track options are available for CPM candidates meeting certain qualifications.

Download the CPM Checklist to track your progress

Before moving to Step 2:

  • Enroll online for the CPM
  • Pay one-time, non-refundable enrollment fee of $425 - no additional charges for the current calendar year

International applicants click here

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