The Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) is the professional body for property management professionals and provides nationally accredited qualifications, guidance on career pathways and resources to assist property managers within their roles. IRPM is dedicated to supporting, building, and setting the standards of the profession.
The property sector and customers need confidence in a profession that are able to manage and lead in technical and specialist disciplines – those of which are all embodied in the IRPM Qualifications.
Membership of your professional body (IRPM) will both validate and provide assurance about your professional competency.
Below you will find details on all of our membership levels. Expand the boxes on the right-hand side.
All new applicants join as an Affiliate and must complete their 15 Hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) yearly.
Affiliates agree to adhere to the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct and to pursue a career through the Institute. Affiliates carry no voting rights within the Institute.
Associate (AIRPM) status may be offered to existing Affiliates of the IRPM or new applicants who have:
Your application will be reviewed, and if successful you will be required to sit The IRPM Qualifications Level 3 Award in Residential Leasehold Property Management qualification and successfully pass the exam to be upgraded to Associate (AIRPM).
Member (MIRPM) status may be offered to existing Affiliates or Associates of the IRPM or new applicants, who have:
Your application will be reviewed, and if successful you will be required to sit The IRPM Qualification Level 4 Certificate exam and successfully pass the exam to be upgraded to Member (MIRPM).
Fellow (FIRPM) status is discretionary, awarded by the IRPM Board of Directors to Members with ten or more years' current, relevant experience in residential property management and who can specifically demonstrate -
Potential candidates will be required to complete a Fellows Application Form which can be downloaded here, please complete this form and send back to email@example.com. Applicants may be invited to attend an interview to determine their standing in this regard.
The Directors do not wish to be prescriptive about how Members demonstrate their eligibility for upgrade to Fellow. You may, however, find the following examples helpful in assessing your eligibility to meet the criteria:
The Board of Directors may also consider offering Fellowship to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the residential property management sector and whose membership will enhance the standing of the Institute.
For current apprentices, we recommend that you make an application to join IRPM as an Affiliate member and benefit from our professional resources, including over 600 training courses that are video-based on-demand and access to our qualifications recognised industry standard.
Upon completion of an apprenticeship, members may apply for higher-level membership of the IRPM and if successful could then apply to take one of our industry recognised Ofqual recognised qualifications. They may qualify for exemptions and then earn the right to use the post-nominal letters to recognise their professionalism.
All new applicants will be required to pay an application fee of £85.00.
The use of post-nominal letters (AIRPM, MIRPM, FIRPM) is only eligible to current members of the Institute of Residential Property Management.