28 February 2018


Scottish IRPM Associate Exam

The IRPM Associate Exam is accessible through two routes.

Route 1:

Candidates can self-study the IRPM syllabus via the IRPM's Scottish Open Learning Course (SOLC) and additional resources which are signposted within the SOLC. The booking form for the next Scottish Associate Exam scheduled for Wednesday 28th February 2018 in Glasgow will be available to download soon. 

Route 2:

Candidates can complete the program “A Foundation in Factoring” locally in Scotland provided by SHARE containing six individual 1 day training sessions and a ½ day assessment. Candidates will be provided with workbooks at each module and preparation for the assessment will include learning and revision of the workbooks. A separate ½ day session is available on the morning of the assessment for those who require some last minute revision. Training courses for the Scottish IRPM Associate Exam are available to view here.


Course material

The Associate Exam course material is based on the content of the online learning course studied for the Foundation Exam and on work experience candidates are expected to have gained during at least one year in the sector. The first half of the exam will be based on the course and the second half on your experience. Please refer to the "Additional information" for past exam papers and the Resource Hub for the syllabus.

We consider the IRPM Associate Exam to be equivalent to a standard approaching NVQ Level 3.

The Associate Exam consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 - compulsory section - presents a number of different issues that might be faced by a residential property manager, each issue requiring a number of factual answers. A total of 10 marks may be awarded for each scenario question.
  • Part 2 - a choice of answering three questions from eight - candidates need to provide detailed answers on specialist areas covering service charge accounting, general property management, technical/building/surveying and affordable housing. Two questions will be available for each specialist area.
  • We offer a reduced rate for those who have failed the Associate exam who wish to re-take it. Please refer to the exam booking form.