IREM Certifications

Certified Property Manager (CPM)

The challenges in today’s job market—from industry consolidation and increased competition to being expected to do more with less—make it harder for you to prove your experience and your credibility.  The CPM designation can demonstrate your expertise and integrity to those who matter most—employers, owners and investors.

  • CPM Members are recognized as experts in real estate management, and they are at the top of the profession.
  • 70% of those who hold the CPM designation hold the highest management positions (owner/partner or officer/director) than those without the designation.

Total median compensation packages for CPM Members can exceed the packages of CPM Candidates of the same age, the same amount of experience and education, and with similar portfolio sizes by at least 13% and, in some brackets, by as much as 45%.

For more information about becoming a CPM member, click here.


Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)

Regarded as the most recognized credential for residential real estate managers, the ARM certification is your ticket to new opportunities.  Those who hold the ARM certification continue to believe that the investment they made in earning the certification pays off.

  • Employers value those who choose to develop their skills.
  • You can keep in touch with new solutions and technologies in the industry.
  • The experience and knowledge you demonstrate to earn the ARM certification assures employers that you possess the specialized skills they seek in residential managers.
  • Earning the ARM certification will help you advance in your career regardless of your current level.

For more information about the benefits of ARM membership and to apply, click here.


Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM)

The challenges in today’s job market—from industry consolidation and increased competition to being expected to do more with less—make it harder for you to prove your experience and your credibility.  IREM’s Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification will give you increased market visibility and credibility you will need with owners, investors, and employers to set you apart from the competition.

  • Employers value those who choose to develop their skills.
  • You can keep in touch with new solutions and technologies in the industry.
  • The experience and knowledge you demonstrate to earn the ACoM certification assures employers that you possess the specialized skills they seek in commercial managers.
  • Earning the ACoM certification will help you advance in your real estate management career regardless of your current level.

Did you know that earning the ACoM certification is a great stepping stone toward the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation?
If you are a commercial site manager and your portfolio has not yet reached the minimum size for the CPM designation, you can gain training, skills, and industry knowledge with the ACoM certification while working towards the CPM. The intermediate courses necessary for the ACoM also count toward the CPM education requirement.

For more information about the benefits of ACoM membership visit the IREM national site here.


Accredited Management Organization (AMO)

The Accredited Management Organization accreditation is the only recognition of excellence given to real estate management firms, and the requirements are now more relevant than ever to real estate managers, their clients, and the assets they manage. To earn the AMO accreditation, real estate management firms must now meet even more standards and abide by a new AMO Code of Professional Ethics – all based on Best Practices: Real Estate Management Service. These best practices provide a reasonable framework for the professional delivery of real estate management services meaning AMO Firms can demonstrate to investors and clients that they don’t just meet the industry standards… they set them.

Join the 537 AMO firms, with more than 1,100 offices worldwide, that hold this distinguished accreditation. Being an AMO now means more than ever. Click here to learn more.