October 15, 2018 8:00 AM to October 19, 2018 5:00 PM
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The Carole Hoefener Center
615 E. 6th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Quickly and efficiently complete the final steps needed to earn your CPM designation by enrolling in the CPM Capstone Track.  This track is designed for CPM Candidates who need to complete the management plan requirement and the CPM Certification Exam requirement. The first half of the week will be spent learning the essential components of a property management plan and then demonstrating proficiency in the elements that make up a management plan by completing the Management Plan Skills Assessment (MPSAXM), a classroom alternative to submitting an independent management plan. The track concludes with the CPM Certification Exam.

CPM Capstone Courses and Examinations:


Management Plan Skills Assessment (MPSAXM) meets the management plan requirement for the CPM. It is one of two options for meeting the requirement. The other option is to submit and receive a passing score on the Management Plan Independent (MPLIND). Both options are designed to assess your knowledge of the concepts, technical skills, and processes involved in preparing, analyzing, and completing a property management plan following IREM standards.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you complete the CPM education requirements before completing the management plan requirement.

The Management Plan Skills Assessment is completed in a classroom setting and includes an exam component that requires responses to management scenarios based on a property type of your own choosing from the following: office building, conventional apartment, or retail strip shopping center.

The exam is completed electronically using a laptop computer that you must bring to the offering.

NOTE: The Management Plan Skills Assessment (MPSAXM) and CPM Certification Exam (CPMXM) are separate exams. If you would like to take them both together, please register for the CPM Capstone Track (CPMTRK).

Pre-Course Requirements:

  1. Attend a CPM Capstone Track Webinar offered monthly. This live webinar led by an IREM instructor will provide the information you need to ensure the best possible exam experience. You may also access the recorded webinar.
  2. Download the MPSA Working Spreadsheet. You will use this spreadsheet during the exam, so reviewing in advance will help you prepare.
  3. You must bring a laptop computer with a power cord to the offering. The laptop must allow external files to be saved, and it must have the following software pre-loaded:

What you will learn:

  • The importance of managing by plan
  • Concepts, technical skills, and processes involved in preparing a management plan
  • How to communicate effectively and convincingly the options and recommendations for meeting the objectives of ownership and the reasoning that leads to your final conclusions
  • How to synthesize a vast range of facts and opinions into a coherent whole

Additional Resources to Help You Prepare:

  1. CPM Capstone Track Tutorial
  2. Financial Analysis Spreadsheet
  3. Financial Analysis Spreadsheet Webinar: Downloadable Recording
  4. HP10BII Financial Calculator Webinar: Downloadable Recording
  5. Comparison Grid Learning Module
  6. Tutorials on financial analysis and other topics
  7. Videos on financial analysis and other topics

View the learning objectives for MPSAXM.

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