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Discover the CMCP Difference

The only certification of its kind for commercial real estate professionals, the Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) instantly validates an individual’s ability to navigate the key responsibilities of property management. The CMCP can open the door to new opportunities for career growth and advancement. For employers, the CMCP is shorthand for an employee or job candidate with the knowledge to succeed in a property management role—and it also can be a professional development tool for existing employees in need of upskilling or reskilling. Allow the CMCP to be your strategic resource for navigating today’s complex workforce landscape.

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CMCP Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the certification exam, CMCP® candidates must demonstrate the minimum work experience requirements related to commercial real estate property management and industry training/professional development. Commercial real estate is defined as properties used exclusively for business purposes but does include residential properties with at least five units. See Exam Information and Resources for details on what type of training qualifies.

Eligibility PathwaysDegreeMinimum Years of ExperienceHours of Training/Professional Development
Option 14 Years1 year30 hours
Option 22 Years2 years45 hours
Option 3No degree3 years55 hours
Option 4No degree4 years45 hours

CMCP Fast Track

You can minimize the required hours of industry training/professional development to as little as 20 hours if you have a college degree in commercial real estate. A related degree in commercial real estate may include not limited to finance, hotel management, business, and project management.

Eligibility PathwaysDegree in CREMinimum Years of ExperienceHours of Training/Professional Development
Option 54 Years1 year20 hours
Option 62 Years2 years30 hours

 Steps to Becoming Certified

  1. Obtain proof of required hours of property management continuing education. Course titles, sponsors, dates, hours; certificates of completion or other proof of course completion must be submitted with your application. For education and exam prep resources, see section on Exam Information and Study Resources. The number of required hours is dependent upon the eligibility pathway selected.
  2. If necessary, obtain proof of formal education. If a college degree is required for the eligibility pathway you have chosen, you must submit a copy of your college diploma and/or transcript with your application.
  3. Complete and submit the online application along with the Application Fee (Click here to download the application).
  4. Within 14 days of your application being approved, you must pay the Initial Exam Fee. Once the Initial Exam Fee is processed, you have 180 days to make an appointment at a Pearson VUE testing center and take your exam. You must register for the exam at least 10 business days prior to your desired exam date.
  5. You must take the exam within 180 days of the date your Initial Exam Fee payment is processed. Extensions may be requested for extenuating circumstances, such as military call to duty, illness, maternity leave or an emergency situation.
  6. After you complete your exam, you will be notified immediately of pass/fail status and will receive a score report within one week.


If you do not pass the CMCP examination, you may apply to retake the exam after 30 days, and you may retake the exam up to 3 times in a 12-month period. Thereafter, a waiting period of 1 year from the last exam date is required. Contact BOMA for more information at

Promote Your CMCP® Certification

Once you pass the exam and achieve the CMCP® certification, we encourage you to promote your achievement, along with displaying the CMCP® credential and logo after your name, on business cards and more.

Maintaining Your CMCP® Certification

To maintain your CMCP® certification, you must complete at least 45 hours of verifiable continuing professional development (including 3 hours of CRE ethics) every 3 years and pay recertification fees in effect at the time. You also must demonstrate CRE employment within 90 days of applying for recertification. More information will be provided once you achieve your certification. Learn more about the recertification process by reading the CMCP Recertification Handbook.


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