Join The Property Institute to start your qualification journey

Already a member? Login Find out more
A lady sitting looking at a computer

This qualification is the final step to the full qualification with The Property Institute. It is the industry standard for residential property managers looking to gain recognition for their learning and to use the designation MTPI.

Upcoming Dates

Winter 2024


Your first step

This qualification is the final step to the full qualification with The Property Institute via the leasehold 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.

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 notification is given. Please note that applicants will need to provide formal evidence of independent assessment of their needs where appropriate.

The course

  1. Building technology
  2. Staff and team management and development
  3. Property management topics
  4. Project management
  5. Customer & consumer
  6. Ethics & behaviours

Suitable for

  • The Property Institute members wishing to progress to Member Level status and use the designation MTPI (previously known as MIRPM)
  • The Property Institute Associate members who have passed the Level 3 Associate Course and Exam in Leasehold Management

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. 

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 six 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 and a sample exam paper 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 eight 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.

The workshop

The Pre-Exam Revision Workshop is designed to provide intensive final preparation for students studying for the exam, either at work or on their own. The online workshop includes a comprehensive revision of all the elements of the exam with an experienced tutor.

The workshop also provides students with strategies for exam preparation and technique, as well as a variety of sample questions from past exam papers. And workshop handouts, in pdf format, will be provided for further study and revision.

Taking part in the exam preparation workshop is optional and is available at an additional cost of £99.

The package

24 months access to the course*

1 exam sitting that must be sat within 24 months*

Ofqual certificate upon passing 

*from date of payment