Join IREM as a Certified Property Manager

Who should become a CPM (Certified Property Manager)?

  • Individuals managing a portfolio of properties in any asset class who are ready to advance.
  • Managers who want to speak owner, tenant, resident, and investor

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Certified Property Manager membership



Wondering if the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation is for you? We explain the qualifications, experience, and process around earning property management’s premier certification. Watch this video to learn whether the CPM is the right step for your career!

Top ways you’ll benefit as a CPM

The industry’s most valuable certification helps you:

Get recognized.

The IREM CPM designation is internationally-recognized.

Make more.

CPMs average 144% more in average base salary compensation2,3.

Move ahead.

Over half of CPMs hold management-level positions1.

Manage with confidence.

A CPM designation confirms to all that you can handle any of the dynamic challenges of modern real estate management.


Complete your IREM® CPM® education in a year

Get your CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation courses completed in a year and save with our special education bundle offers. Choose the bundle that fits you and how you learn best—whether self-paced online or live online with a cohort.

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The premier property management certification, plus membership in IREM when you enroll

IREM membership is included with enrollment

Enroll for your CPM and your IREM dues are automatically covered for the current year – you will only owe chapter dues. You’ll get instant access to the full set of member benefits. Network and problem-solve as you interact online and in person with our international community of real estate management experts. And receive the lowest rates on IREM courses and publications.

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Top ways you’ll benefit from IREM membership

Save 20% on all of your CPM certification courses

Network with peers for business referrals, or future employers, at IREM chapter events and online

Save up to 40% on webinars, white papers, publications and professional development tools

As a CPM graduate, receive a free copy of the IREM Income/Expense Analysis® Report with benchmark financial data from 10,000+ buildings (all other members receive a 40% discount)

Master operational fundamentals plus in-demand financial skills

Stay on top of emerging issues and industry trends

Gain access to 4 free webinars of your choice through your myIREM account

More individual certifications

Membership comes included with these IREM property manager certifications too – perfect for those just starting their careers.

1 IREM Profile and Compensation Study – CPM edition: a self-reported 53% of CPMs hold Officer/Director/VP, Regional/District Manager, Owner/Partner, President/CEO/COO positions.
2 IREM Profile and Compensation Study – CPM Edition 2019
3 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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