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. 

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  • NEW! Individuals who complete the CMCP Prep Course and earn their CMCP certification can receive competency credit as one elective to be applied to BOMI International’s RPA® designation program. Learn more here.
  • 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

For the latest information, visit https://creci.org/get-certified/.

1. Meet 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. Learn more at https://creci.org/eligibility-requirements/.

2. Prepare for the Exam

CMCP® applicants must demonstrate that they have completed verifiable professional development related to property management. Visit https://creci.org/information-and-resources/ for more information about the exam and study resources, including the CMCP™ Exam Prep Course, developed by BOMA and BOMI and available online.

3. Apply Online

Each candidate must complete a CMCP application before you can be approved to sit for the examination. View required documents and complete your application at creci.org.

Learn more about the application and exam fees at https://creci.org/fees/.

4. Take the CMCP 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. 

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. Learn more at https://creci.org/information-and-resources/.

5. Receive Results and Obtain Certification!

A web-based score report will be available to candidates 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 8 to 10 weeks after passing the examination.

6. Renew Your CMCP

Recertify every 3 years to keep your CMCP current. Learn more about the recertification process at https://creci.org/renew-your-cmcp-certification/.

About the Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute (CRECI)

The Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute (CRECI) is an independent certification body that offers 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 creci.org.