EARNING THE ARM CERTIFICATION
The Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification is the most widely
esteemed credential for residential real estate managers. To potential clients and
employers, the ARM credential symbolizes broad-based expertise, from day-to-day
maintenance to financial operations.
While you work toward earning your ARM certification, apply online for Associate membership and receive the classic
member tuition rate on all courses. www.irem.org/joinirem/associate
YOUR CHECKLIST FOR THE ARM CERTIFICATION Look for the (ARM) icon on offerings that fulfill the ARM program requirements. www.irem.org/joinirem/arm
EDUCATION — CHOOSE ONE OF FIVE OPTIONS:
n “Successful Site Management” (RES201) (page 30)
n “Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools” (FIN402) (page 18)
n “Leadership and Human Resource Essentials for Real Estate
Managers” (HRS402) (page 22)
n “Marketing and Leasing: Multifamily Properties” (MKL405)
n “Property Maintenance and Risk Management” (MNT402)
n Hold a CPM, CAM, CRM, or RAM designation.
n Have an undergraduate or graduate degree (major, minor, or
concentration) in real estate or property management or an
associate’s degree in a non-commercial property management
or real estate program.
n “Common Interest Developments: Managing Condominium
Association Properties” (CID201) (page 27).
n Pass the ARM Certification Exam (ARMEXM) (page 39).
n Complete one of the four options below:
1. Successfully complete RES201 (as outlined in Education
Option 1 above).
2. Successfully complete “IREM Ethics Online” (ETH001)
3. Attend and pass the exam for “Ethics for the Real Estate
Manager” (ETH800) (page 16).
4. Successfully complete CID201 (as outlined in Education
Option 5 above).
n Pledge to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics
(included in the ARM application). www.irem.org/code
n Submit three confidential letters of recommendation
(forms included with ARM application).
n Be interviewed and recommended for approval by your
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“IREM membership has helped me in my career by giving me the added confidence that I needed. Not only have I progressed from a site manager position in a residential arena up to a supervisor,
but, I just recently started my own company because of the
confidence that IREM has given me.
—CAMMIE ALLIE, CPM, ARM