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Become an IREM® member and join an influential organization with a focus on delivering value and solutions to advance your career. The Institute offers three types of credentialed membership, which will enhance your career and give you instant industry recognition as an experienced, established, and committed real estate management professional. In addition, Associate membership is available for individuals who are not yet ready or eligible to seek a credential. We currently have more than 16,000 individual members and 540 AMO® firms worldwide.



Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) Designation 
The premier designation for real estate management professionals. If you manage large portfolios of residential, commercial, retail, or industrial properties, then you are ready for the CPM® designation.

Accredited Residential Manager® (ARM®) Certification
The certification for specialists in residential property management. If you manage residential properties and your responsibility is primarily at the site level, then the ARM® certification may be right for you.

Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) Accreditation
The mark of distinction among real estate management firms. If you are on your firm's executive team leading the property management functions and you are a CPM® Member or CPM® Candidate, you should consider the AMO® accreditation for your firm.

Accredited Commercial Manager® (ACoM®) Certification

IREM’s new Accredited Commercial Manager certification gives you increased market visibility and credibility with owners, investors, and employers. Earn the Accredited Commercial Manager certification and become a member of IREM® — the real estate management industry’s premier professional association. You’ll be connected to the organization, including a local IREM® chapter, and guaranteed access to the industry’s leading resources, tools, and information. 


Other Memberships

Associate Member

Affiliation with IREM® for individuals in all aspects of real estate management. If you are just starting your career or you are an experienced professional pursuing an instant connection to other professionals and resources, Associate membership is for you.


For more details on the CPM®/ARM® education requirements and to find out how you can receive credit for the courses you have already taken, visit the Education section of and view the Course Equivalency Charts.

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