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.
For information on the Fundamentals (CPPS) update please
Printable Certification Brochure
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.
Below are descriptions of the links on the left side of this page.
Eligibility Requirements - There are three progressive levels of NPMA certification - CPPS, CPPA & CPPM - This lists the different requirements when moving to the next level.
Testing Information - The testing requirements involve multiple-choice or situational judgement 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.
Prior studying is required. Descriptions of the manuals you will receive when you pay your application fees are located
All NPMA certification tests require an approved proctor who must comply with stipulations contained in the Proctor Manual whenever they administer an NPMA test. Certified NPMA members wishing to volunteer and serve as a proctor must complete the Proctor Application
and Ethics Statement and submit it to NPMA for processing and approval.
Certification Application - To apply for certification or retaking a test, simply click on this tab. You will only be able to purchase the level you are approved to test in. If your proctor is an NPMA approved
human resource person you will need to call and order your test over the phone at 813-475-6998 or by filling out the printable form and emailing or faxing it to headquarters.
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 discounted rates, please
join online or call NPMA at
(813) 475-6998 to join or to find out more about NPMA membership.
Continuance - Certified NPMA individuals needing to renew their certification at the 5 year expiration should review the renewal requirements before completing the Continuance
Application. NPMA certified individuals who have retired from working may be eligible for a Lifetime Certification.
Are you looking forward to receiving your certification certificate? Congratulations!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: CPPM certificates are mailed to the main address on your profile when achieved and not mailed to the chapter.
Are you a CPPM and a highly involved property professional with motivation and and NPMA member that goes that extra mile?
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 are located on the Resources tab
Certification Program Security Document