CMCP™ Exam Information and Study Resources

The CMCP™ exam reflects industry best practices and the body of knowledge necessary for a successful career in property management.

Scheduling and Completing Your Exam

  • Once you are notified by CRECI™ that your exam application is approved, you must contact a Pearson VUE testing center to schedule your exam (click here for list of Pearson VUE testing centers). You must register for the exam at least 10 business days prior to your desired exam date.
  • You must take the exam within 180 days of the date your application is approved. Extensions may be requested for extenuating circumstances, such as military call to duty, maternity leave, illness or other emergencies.
  • Take your exam on the scheduled date. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time and bring 2 forms of identification (required) – a primary ID (with name, photo and signature), such as a driver’s license or passport; and a secondary ID (with name and signature), such as a credit card.
  • If you must reschedule your examination date, you will be charged a $125 administrative fee unless you contact Pearson VUE to reschedule at least 48 hours prior to the original exam date.
  • The exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions, 100 of which are scored and 25 of which are not scored. You will have up to 2.25 hours to complete the exam.
  • Also see section on Policies and Procedures.

Exam Preparation and Study Resources

  • Continuing education must be current (i.e. within the past 3 years). College courses do not qualify. To prepare and qualify for the CMCP exam, you must complete 30 hours of verifiable (i.e. certification or proof of completion) continuing education in commercial property management.
  • This education may come from any source. Examples include:
  • A CMCP™ Candidate Handbook, included with your exam application fee, provides information about preparing for and scheduling the exam, as well as CRECI and CMCP policies and procedures. Click here to download.
  • Learn more about the topics covered in the CMCP exam by viewing the CMCP Exam Blueprint document.


Requesting Special Accommodations

It is CRECI’s policy to comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CRECI will offer its examinations in a place and manner accessible to persons with qualifying disabilities or offer alternative accessible arrangements for such individuals, where feasible. In addition, CRECI will make reasonable modifications, upon request, to its examination procedures or provide auxiliary aides or services for candidates with documented disabilities, provided that the change does not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge being assessed and that it is not unduly burdensome. Please note that there might be specific registration deadlines for requesting a modification to allow for the creation of special exam formats. Candidates must submit requests for accommodations to CRECI at, and all requests must be approved before the scheduled exam date. For additional information about the process and documentation requirements, as well as deadlines and confidentiality, please contact CRECI at


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