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CPM Certification Exam (CPMEXM)


The CPM Certification Exam tests all that you have learned through your education and experience in real estate management and ensures the integrity of the CPM designation. If you have completed the CPM education requirement, you are ready to take the CPM Certification Exam. The exam is offered both in the classroom and independently with a local proctor.

The open-book exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and measures professional competency in the following areas:

  • Financial operations and asset management
  • Human resources
  • Legal and risk management
  • Maintenance and operations
  • Marketing and leasing

Ensure your best performance on the exam with the CPM Certification Exam Self-Paced Tutorial, a comprehensive self-paced review tutorial that you will receive a link to upon your exam registration (for U.S. students only). This tutorial reviews all major concepts tested and includes sample test questions to help you gauge your readiness.

Other resources to help you prepare for the exam:

HP10BII Financial Calculator Required: The HP10BII/HP10BII+ financial calculator or financial calculator app is required for the exam. Course materials illustrate keystrokes for this calculator only. Students taking the exam are expected to have a working knowledge of the basic operations and functionality of the calculator. Students are encouraged to download the “HP10BII Financial Calculator Quick Reference Guide” and review it prior to taking this exam.

Laptop and Tablets Allowed: You may use your laptop to access the IREM Financial Analysis Spreadsheet if you choose to use this in addition to the financial calculator. In addition, you may bring the PDF Review Content files, which you can download as part of the CPM Exam Prep Tutorial, on a tablet.