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Residential Management Professional Overview

Karen Carlson"The RMP® designation helped set me apart in my community from other property managers. I can refer to my designation with pride and explain the knowledge I have achieved makes me a better property manager. I became so excited about learning after taking my RMP® classes, I decided to take it to the next level and now I am the only one in my city to have an MPM®! The designations are a great way to market myself and our company and helps us to get new business."

Karen Carlson, MPM® RMP®
Property Management Experts
Stockton, CA

RMP® Requirements

  • Be a current member of NARPM®.
  • Be a currently licensed real estate agent for a period of not less than the 2 previous years. (If your state requires licensing.)
  • Verification of 100 unit years of experience acquired over a minimum of two consecutive years. (One unit year equals management of 1 residential unit for 1 year.) Must manage a minimum of 25 residential units during candidacy period and at the time of achieving the designation.
  • Successfully complete 18 hours of NARPM® approved coursework, plus the NARPM® Ethics course.
  • Earn 50 elective points through service to NARPM®.
  • Attend two NARPM® state or regional conferences OR one NARPM® national convention prior to completing candidacy.
  • Submit sealed letters of recommendation from 2 RMP® or MPM® designees and 3 clients.
  • Submit a completed candidacy checklist packet within 3 years of application date.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $150.
  • Download the RMP® Candidacy Checklist (revised August 2013)
  • Ways to Earn Designation Points
  • Apply for Designation

6-Hour Courses

Eighteen hours of NARPM® approved courses, plus the Ethics class, are required to achieve the RMP® designation. With the exception of the required three-hour Ethics Course, the following classes are one day (six hours) in length. Choose from: