NPMA Certification Program has three levels of achievement:
CPPA (CPPS is prerequisite)
CPPM (CPPA is prerequisite)
For the CPPS Certification Handbook
- If you are new to property or work as a specialist in a specific area (e.g., shipping, receiving, or inventory), the
Certified Professional Property Specialist (CPPS) designation is for you.
- If you have achieved your CPPS certification, worked in property for at least three years and have a variety of work experience in at least seven of the functional areas (see below) of property management, the
Certified Professional Property Administrator (CPPA) is for you.
- If you have achieved your CPPA certification and it has not expired,
worked in property for at least six years, have work experiences in at least seven of the functional areas , and four years of managerial experience, the
Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM) designation is for you. Managerial experience means supervision, decision-making, or management of resources (not necessarily
personnel). This would include project management; program management; financial management (budget); team leadership; and sole property manager in an organization, corporation, agency, etc.
NPMA does not discriminate against race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or any other category protected by
federal, state and local laws.
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 receive the discounted rates, please
join online or call NPMA at (813) 475-6998 to join or to find out more about NPMA membership.
Control: Ownership, Responsibility, and Accountability
Movement and Transfers
Storage, Warehousing, and Inventory Management
Screening and Excessing
Contracts and Agreements Closure
Disposition and Retirement
Candidates for the CPPA or CPPM designations must document their work experience by submitting a
Work Experience Summary prior to testing.