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Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) Certification

Finally, the commercial real estate industry has a professional certification that provides early recognition for foundational knowledge and guides the next generation of property managers toward greater responsibility and success in their careers. Jump-start your career in commercial property management with the Certified Manager of Commercial Properties™ (CMCP™) certification – the first certification of its kind for early-career commercial property managers. Supported by BOMA International and BOMI Certification, Inc., trusted market leaders in real estate education and training, this competency-based certification demonstrates your ability to be an effective commercial property manager and validates foundational knowledge in key areas of property management. Download the flyer here to learn more. For more information, visit

Why CMCP? 

  • CMCP™ is the only certification of its kind for early career commercial property managers – you may qualify with as little as one year’s experience
  • Instantly communicates your ability to be an effective commercial property manager with a strong understanding of the responsibilities of the role
  • Offers recognition early in your career and increases your value to your company and the industry
  • Signals to employers you have the potential to advance and grow in your career and can navigate the fast-changing world of commercial real estate
  • Boosts confidence by validating your knowledge of fundamental commercial real estate operations and management principles
  • May increase your chances for promotion and/or additional responsibilities and opportunities

How to Get Your CMCP

Download the Candidate Handbook here for more information and complete list of instructions on how to get your CMCP.

1. Meet Eligibility Requirements

  • Combination of education and experience: Four-year degree and 1 year of property management experience; or Two-year degree and 2 years of property management experience; or No degree and 4 years of property management experience
  • 30 hours of verifiable continuing education, training or professional development in commercial property management: This continuing education and training may come from any commercial real estate industry source, and may
    include past training and coursework.
    See Exam Information and Resources for details on what type of training qualifies.

2. Prepare for the Exam

CMCP applicants must demonstrate that they have completed at least 30 hours of verifiable professional development related to property management. If your most recent continuing education or training was more than 3 years ago, you should consider refreshing your professional development.

The CMCP™ Exam Prep Course, developed by BOMA and BOMI, can help you prepare for the exam and meet the requirement for 30 hours of professional development. The CMCP™ Exam Preparation materials are available in BOMI’s Learning Portal delivered through the Online Self-Paced (OSP) learning experience. The course is $495 and includes a 200-page handbook, videos, practice exams, and more. Sign up and learn more here.

3. Apply Online

Each candidate must complete a CMCP application at  before you can be approved to sit for the examination. The CMCP application fee is $675 and includes the fee to take the exam. Candidates must also submit program completion certificates for all listed professional development courses, and if applicable, provide a copy of a two or four-year college diploma or complete the transcript request form. Once an application is completed and submitted along with payment, the approval process can take up to 10 business days. 

4. Schedule Your Exam

Once approved as a candidate, you will receive information on scheduling your exam, administered by Pearson VUE at one of their testing centers. You must take the exam within 180 days of the date your application is approved. 

CRECI is pleased to announce a new option to complete your CMCP exam without needing to visit a testing center! We will be offering an online proctored testing experience through Pearson VUE’s OnVUE platform. This platform allows for 24/7 testing opportunities from your home or office using your own computer and internet connection. For more information, go to .

5. Take the CMCP Exam

The CMCP examination is comprised of 125 multiple-choice questions, of which 100 questions are scored and 25 questions are considered pretest. (Pretest questions are unscored questions and do not affect the score.) The examination is strictly pass/fail based on the number of correct answers. Candidates have 2.25 hours to complete the CMCP examination.

6. Receive Results and Obtain Certification

Candidates may be notified immediately regarding pass/fail status upon completion of the examination. The web-based score report should be available for the candidate in their Pearson VUE portal within 24 hours following completion of the examination. Candidates who have met all requirements for certification should receive their official CMCP certificate within 4-6 weeks after passing the examination.


About the Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute (CRECI)
The Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute (CRECI) is an independent certification body thatoffers credentialing programs for the commercial real estate industry and sets the policies andstandards regarding the CMCP program. CRECI was formed in 2018 by BOMA International and BOMI International, market leaders in commercial real estate education and training. For more information, visit

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