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CPPS, CPPA and CPPM Renewal Requirements
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Renewing Your Certification


Renewal fees
  NPMA Member Fee Non-NPMA Member Fee
Certification Renewal Fee $75 $275



When will your certification expire?
  • CPPS, CPPA and CPPM credentials are valid for five (5) years
  • If you have a current email address on your NPMA profile, you will receive auto-generated emails 90, 60 and 30 days prior to your certificate's expiration date. However, these emails may go to your spam folder so please know where to find your certification expiration dates. That information can be found on the certificate you received from NPMA. If you cannot locate your certificate, please email certification for your certificate number and expiration date.
  • Certifications must be renewed no more than 120 days past the expiration date as long as the individual has been a member of NPMA for at least the previous 12 months. Individuals who are not members or who have not been a member for at least 12 months prior to renewing their certificate must renew within 30 days of the certificate expiration date.
  • Certifications approved 30 days or more after the certificate expiration date will be assessed a late fee of $100
  • If you miss the 120 day grace period or have not been a member of NPMA for at least the previous 12 months and would like to renew your certification, you must successfully retake the exams for the certificate you wish to renew. Exams can be purchased here 
How to renew your certification 
  • To renew your certification for an additional five years, please complete a Certification Renewal Application and submit it here.
  • Certification renewals can take up to 30 business days to process
  • If your application is not approved, you will receive an email detailing the items to be addressed for future approval
  • When your renewal application is approved, you will receive an email containing a link to your renewal invoice. Once payment is received, your record will be updated with your new certification expiration date and you will receive a PDF of your updated certificate
Renewal Requirements

A. Have no more than a (3-month) lapse in certification.


B. Participate in any three (3) of the following activities over the 5-year period prior the expiration date: 

  1. Participated as an instructor or speaker in a property management program, training, or meeting.
  2. Attended two (2) conferences, seminars, training, or educational functions where technical, administrative, or managerial applications on property management were discussed or demonstrated. This includes events sponsored by NPMA chapters.
  3. Attained one hundred-twenty (120) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from a university, college, government, industry, or professional organization (e.g. NPMA, NCMA, NMA, AMA, DAU, APICS)** for courses/ seminars related to property management. NOTE: 1 hour of instruction equal to 1 CEU. (May be CEUS earned by attendance at educational events reflected in criteria No. 2 above)
  4. Completed five (5) property related webinars or on-line training sessions over past 5 years.
  5. Authored or co-authored a presentation, paper, thesis, or article about property administration or property management either published or electronic.
  6. Actively participated in a property council or a consensus-based standards association.
  7. Served as an Officer or a Committee Member of a property association at the Chapter, Regional, National, or international level.
  8. Worked in or supervised property-related position(s) during the past five years.
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