Designations and Certification
“NARPM® has changed the way I do business. The members are just like me. I absolutely love the feeling and ability to be able to pick up the phone and call another property manager. NARPM® has made me more effective, efficient and helped me to truly reflect on the professional field of property management. After all, this is our chosen career. Coming together, growing together and having fun is what NARPM® is all about.”
Melissa Prandi, MPM® RMP®
PRANDI Property Management, CRMC®
San Rafael, CA
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.
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 s ubmission requirements are listed on the RMP® Overview and MPM® Overview pages.
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: CSSsm
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 designation. 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 designation requirements, visit our CSS Overview page.