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
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Once you’ve achieved your designation, use the designation badges on your website.
Darryl Kazen Memorial Scholarship
The Darryl Kazen Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for the fourth time at the 2020 NARPM® Convention in Fernandina Beach, FL. The Scholarship is open for an RMP® Candidate, who will receive their designation at the 2020 Convention, or for someone who received their RMP® since the 2019 Convention. If you got your plaque at the 2019 Convention or before, you are not eligible. The award amount of $1,185 covers the Designation Application fee ($150), three (3) 6-hour courses early registration fee ($540) and the Convention Registration Fee ($495).
- The winner must be registered for the upcoming Convention. (You must be present to win.)
- Have passed all required 6-hour educational courses.
- Have 10 hours of participation at a local, state, or National level through volunteer hours.
- You must have already paid the amounts listed above, so you will be reimbursed by the Scholarship.
Darryl Kazen, MPM® RMP®, gave many years to the NARPM® organization through, not only his membership, but he was a NARPM® National Instructor, Designations Auditor, and a mentor to many NARPM® Members. This Scholarship honors his commitment to NARPM® and excelling the profession of Property Management.
The Darryl Kazen Scholarship Application package must be submitted in its entirety, except for letters of recommendation. Incomplete application packages will be rejected. Application packages must be sent to NARPM® Darryl Kazen Application, 638 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320 or via email with the subject line Darryl Kazen Application at email@example.com
Scholarship recipient will be selected by the Professional Development Chair and Designation Subcommittee Vice Chair at least 30 days prior to the National convention. The Scholarship Recipient will be announced at the National convention. Submission deadline is June 30th.
- Download the Application Checklist
- Download the Application
- Download the Application Essay Form
- Download the Recommendation Letter
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.