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This qualification is the final step to the full qualification with The Property Institute. It is the industry standard for professionals working in the build to rent sector looking to gain recognition for their learning and to use the designation MTPI.

Exam Dates

Your first step

This qualification is the final step to the full qualification with The Property Institute via the build to rent pathway.

When you successfully complete the qualification, you will be upgraded to the Member level of membership with the Institute and can use the post-nominal letters of MTPI (previously known as MIRPM) in your professional title.

This qualification is nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual as a Level 4 qualification.

The fee includes the online self-study course and one attempt at the two-and-a-half hour written examination, available twice a year.

We recommend all new entrants take the Level 2 Foundation in Build to Rent before attempting our Level 4 Build to Rent qualification. 

TPI members who already have the Member level qualification in leasehold management will need to successfully complete this course to qualify as a Build to Rent property manager. Everyone’s membership certificate will say whether they are qualified in ‘Leasehold’ or ‘Build to Rent’.

Should you require special facilities or support you must make The Property Institute aware of your needs when you register for a qualification. The Property Institute is committed to providing access to all and will endeavour to meet all requests for support and/or provide special facilities to enable open and comprehensive access to the examination provided that sufficient notice is given. Please note that applicants will need to provide formal evidence of independent assessment of their needs where appropriate.

The foundations

  1. Key principles
  2. Customer care
  3. Portfolio management
  4. The PRS, BTR, design, planning and sustainability
  5. An introduction to traditional residential management
  6. Building management
  7. Residential letting and management 1
  8. Residential letting and management 2
  9. Health and safety

Suitable for

  • individuals already working in a property environment
  • individuals with limited experience, or to prepare them for working in the sector
  • experienced learners who would like to have their existing abilities recognised
  • those with an interest in the Build to Rent sector

The qualification

This is an online self-study qualification and the course duration is fully flexible to fit the needs of individual learners. You can join the course at any time and progress at your own pace. Once enrolled, you will have access to all modules for 24 months. However, you can choose to complete the course earlier. The recommended minimum learning time is 6 months (total qualification time is 173 hours).

On successful completion of this qualification, your membership will be upgraded to the Member level, and can use the MTPI (previously known as MIRPM) designation.

The course consists of nine modules and each module includes an end-of-module test to aid revision. 

There is a mock exam available at the end of the course. It is timed and contains past exam questions, so it is a good practice tool for the exam.

The exam

The qualification is concluded with a final exam. The exam is online and it is ‘remotely proctored’, so there is no need to travel to a venue to sit the exam. Instead, you will be supervised by an invigilator online.  All candidates will be provided with specific instructions and have the opportunity to test the exam system prior to the exam.

The exam is based on the qualification syllabus as accredited by Ofqual. You can find the syllabus copy here.

The exam takes place twice a year and you will be required to book an exam within 24 months of joining the course. If you DO NOT sit the exam within 24 months of purchasing the course, you will be required to pay an additional £120 to sit the exam.

The exam takes two and half hours and it consists of two sections – Part A and Part B:

Part A contains a case study with questions based on it. A maximum of 40 marks are awarded for this part of the paper.

Part B contains six questions in four sections. Candidates are required to answer three questions of their choice. Each question carries 20 marks and a maximum of 60 marks are awarded for this part of the paper.

The pass mark is 60%.

The exam bookings - You are required to book your place at the exam via the website. The bookings close 10 days prior to the exam date. 

The exam bookings deferrals/cancellations – You can defer your exam sitting no later than 10 days prior to the exam date. Any bookings’ deferrals or cancellations after this deadline are only acceptable on medical grounds with evidence required.

Exam resits – Unsuccessful candidates can retake the exam at the next available and convenient sitting. The resit exam fee is £120.

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