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Designations and Certifications

The power that comes with increased knowledge and confidence is tangible. It is what sets you apart from your competition. Professional designations* from NARPM® have an impact on your company and your clients—and the results translate directly to the bottom line. Add the credibility of our professional designations to your name and to your company name!

NARPM® designations* are earned with a combination of property management experience, NARPM® and industry education, and service to the association through volunteer activities. You may have taken clock-hour courses to maintain your license. Imagine the gains when the courses are specifically focused on what you do as a property manager—and are being taught by a property management professional. Take it one step further and envision networking with other experienced property managers from across the country. Earning your NARPM® designation* will bring a whole new dimension to your daily tasks. *You must be a member of NARPM National in order to be eligible to apply for a NARPM designation or certification.

Mentors are no longer a requirement to complete the designation process, however if you would like to request assistance please refer to the approved mentor list.

If you have questions about Designations and Certifications
Please contact designationinfo@narpm.org


Why Hire a Residential Management Professional

The National Association of Residential Property Managers has several Designations and Certifications that members can attain.  NARPM Designations are earned with a combination of Property Management Experience, NARPM and industry education, and service to the association through volunteer activities. Residential Management Professionals have completed extensive course work and service projects for NARPM. These individuals demonstrate a strong dedication to the Property Management Industry.

Residential Management Professional Requirements

  • ACCOMPLISHED: Manages at least 100 units over a 2 year period
  • QUALIFIED: Licensed real estate agent for 2 years (if required by state)
  • EDUCATED: Completed 18 hours of NARPM education courses
  • RECOMMENDED: Submit letters of recommendation


Why Hire a Master Property Manager

The National Association of Residential Property Managers has several Designations and Certifications that members can attain. NARPM Designations are earned with a combination of Property Management Experience, NARPM and industry education, and service to the association through volunteer activities. Master Property Managers have completed advanced course requirements, and reached the highest levels of achievements for NARPM and their community. The Master Property Manager Designation is the highest designation an individual may achieve in NARPM.

Master Property Manager Requirements

  • ACCOMPLISHED: Manages at least 500 units over a 5 year period
  • QUALIFIED: Licensed real estate agent for 5 years (if required by state)
  • EDUCATED: Completed 24 hours of NARPM education courses
  • ADVANCED: Have achieved the RMP® designation
  • RECOMMENDED: Submit letters of recommendation

Why Hire a Certified Residential Management Company

The National Association of Residential Property Managers has several Designations and Certifications that members can attain.  NARPM Designations are earned with a combination of Property Management Experience, NARPM and industry education, and service to the association through volunteer activities. Certified Residential Management Companies are headed by an MPM (Master Property Manager) and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism. Companies who apply for this designation are consistently the leading firms in their geographical area. They understand that continued success only comes with advancement.

Certified Residential Management Company Requirements

  • ACCOMPLISHED: Manages at least 500 units
  • ADVANCED: Has a Master Property Manager (MPM) on staff
  • APPROVED: Successfully complete an on-site visit from a NARPM® auditor
  • Complete the audit process within three years of making application

For Property Managers: RMP® & MPM®

Residential Management Professional (RMP®) and Master Property Manager (MPM®) are the designations residential property owners recognize and seek. Any member or non-member may take the RMP® or MPM® classes. Professional members may seek candidacy for the designations. Details about qualifications and submission requirements are listed on the RMP® Overview and MPM® Overview pages.

5-Minute Guide to NARPM®‘s RMP Property Manager Certification. Article by Tracy March provided by All Property Management

For Companies: CRMC®

Property management firms that are headed by an MPM® and that demonstrate the highest level of professionalism are eligible for the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®) designation. Companies who apply for this designation are consistently the leading firms in their geographical area. They understand that continued success only comes with advancement. To find out the criteria for the NARPM® CRMC® designation, check out the CRMC® Overview page.

For Support Specialist: CSS®

Certified Support Specialist (CSS®) professionals work in an organization with a NARPM® member who has earned the RMP® or MPM® designation. Those individuals are actively engaged in supporting the company’s property managers are eligible to earn the CSS® certification. These are the staff members who make their interest in contributing to the well being of their employer’s company known by their actions—and not just their words. To find out more about the NARPM® CSS® certification requirements, visit our CSS® Overview page.

For Certified Maintenance Coordinator: CMC

The CMC is one of the newest certifications available from NARPM®. NARPM® seeks to become the dominant source for educating and training support specialists in the residential property management industry. A properly trained, well-educated staff member will return untold profits to your bottom line. Virtually all requirements of the CMC certification can be earned at the local level. To find out more about the NARPM® CMC certification requirements, visit our CMC Overview page.

For Certified Residential Management Bookkeeper: CRMB

The CRMB certification is the newest certification available from NARPM®. NARPM® seeks to become the dominant source for educating and training Management Bookkeepers in the residential property management industry. A properly trained, well-educated staff member will return untold profits to your bottom line. Virtually all requirements of the CRMB certification can be earned at the local level. To find out more about the NARPM® CRMB certification requirements, visit our CRMB Overview page.


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