Membership Types

Here at IREM, we not only educate professionals, we build a networking community.

IREM Membership can give you the best foundation for a successful career. To join the Institute, click on one of the below membership types. IREM is a two-tier organization, so once you join online you’ll be part of a global organization and will be affiliated with a local chapter as well. All links will take you to more details about each form of membership, as well as offer you helpful checklists or printable applications if you prefer that. Should the process create questions for you, do not hesitate to contact the IREM Houston Chapter at 713-783-9225 or our National Office at 1-800-837-0706.


“As a hiring authority, I can tell you that when we are hiring, those with an IREM credential are top priority. I know that they have what it takes through education and commitment.”

Marsha Hollis, CPM®

Regional Manager, The Morgan Group


Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) – The most prestigious credential for real estate managers of larger portfolios, including those who manage multi-family, office, retail and industrial properties.

CPM Candidate – The first step to becoming a CPM is to become a CPM Candidate.

Associate – Instant affiliation with IREM and access to member benefits.

Accredited Residential Manager® (ARM®) – One of the most recognized certifications for site managers of small to mid-size residential portfolios, including those who manage conventional apartments, federally assisted housing, condominiums, single family homes and manufactured home communities.

Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) – A certification for site managers of small to mid-size commercial portfolios, including those who manage office, retail and industrial properties.

Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) – Achieving the AMO accreditation is a key step toward global recognition of your real estate management company. A firm with a CPM in an executive position supervising its real estate management activities can apply for this esteemed credential.

Student – Membership option for full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

Academic – Membership option for part-time or full-time college instructors.

Friend of IREM – A local affiliation for 35 industry service providers.

Helpful checklists for earning an IREM credential:
Checklist for Becoming a CPM® (Certified Property Manager)
Checklist for Becoming an ACoM® (Accredited Commercial Manager)
Checklist for Becoming an ARM® (Accredited Residential Manager)