NPMA Certification Program
The NPMA Certification Program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of personal property management. Join a distinguished group of peers worldwide
who have chosen to attain this high level of excellence.
NPMA Certification is your key to enhanced professional stature. If you have made a commitment to a career in property management, you should consider obtaining your NPMA Certification. You'll enjoy these important benefits:
- Expanded knowledge: Gain technical competence in every aspect of property management.
- National professional recognition: Peers, staff, and management all value NPMA Certification.
- Extensive peer-level communication: Increase networking opportunities as a result of participating in study groups and NPMA events.
By hiring certified professionals, employers can be confident they are hiring property professionals who have met certain standards of excellence. With every certificate issued, NPMA is certifying a level of proficiency that crosses the normal lines
of specific organizational or industry based knowledge. We strive to represent to the outside world that the NPMA member, certified at this level, is a well rounded property professional who can move to property jobs in different environments and hit the
ground running. NPMA is certifying that this professional is skilled both in depth and in breadth.
- There are three progressive levels of NPMA certification - CPPS, CPPA & CPPM - with different
Eligibility Requirements when moving to the next level.
- The Testing Requirements involve multiple-choice and/or essay style questions, depending on the level of certification. The
Testing Fees cover
Test Issuance, scoring and recording, but are separate from any application fees or review course registration fees.
All NPMA certification tests require an approved proctor who must comply with stipulations contained in the
Proctors Manual whenever they administer an NPMA test. Those certified NPMA members
wishing to volunteer and serve as a proctor must complete the
Proctor Application and submit it to NPMA for approval.
- To apply for certification or retaking a test, simply click on the Certification Application form. For the higher levels, certification candidates must submit documentation on their
Work Experience as well.
NPMA membership is not required for participation in the NPMA Certification Program. If you are not a member and would like to become one to recieve the discounted rates, please
join online or call NPMA at (813) 475-6998 to join or to find out more about NPMA membership.
- An important part of preparing for NPMA certification testing is the
Study Material covering the curriculum for the appropriate level.
Achieving Certifications - The beginning of each month CPPS and CPPA certificates and pins are mailed to the
Chapter Presidents for presentation at the chapter meetings. If you do not attend chapter meetings you can request your certificate to be mailed directly to you in writing. Please send this request to
email@example.com Please note CPPM certificates are mailed to the main address on your profile when achieved.
- Certified NPMA individuals needing to renew their certification at the 5 year expiration should review the
Renewal Requirements before completing the
Continuance Application. Those certified NPMA individuals who have retired from working may be eligible for a
Although CPPM is the highest of the three levels of certification, the highest level of recognition for an NPMA member is the Consulting Fellow (CF) designation, which can be achieved only after the CPPM level is earned. The
CF Requirements describe how a member can achieve this designation and be counted among the "Council of Fellows."