Independent Rental Owner Professional

Credential Program Synopsis

Whether you are a new or experienced independent rental owner, earning your IROP gives you an "insider's view" of professional property ownership and management practices.

You'll learn about:

  • Key elements of successful rental unit ownership
  • Preparing and managing a budget
  • Planning taxes strategically
  • Establishing relationships with code department representatives
  • Protecting and insuring your investment
  • Increasing your property's energy efficiency to increase market value
  • Screening, hiring, and traning employees
  • Scheduling unit inspections for preventive maintenance
  • Establishing rental rates and marketing to find residents
  • Qualifying residents and complying with fair housing laws
  • Considering the important elements of an enforceable lease
  • Owner liability, rent collection, security deposits, and eviction
  • Developing turnkey rental unit preparation and resident move-in processes
  • Showing the rental unit and qualifying and screening prospective residents
  • Managing resident retention and terminating leases

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IROP Completion Instructions


Find a course at your local or state affiliate.

Find an IROP Course

For more information about the Independent Rental Owner Professional program, contact NAAEI at (833) 86-MYNAA or your state or local affiliate.


Don't Forget to Claim Your Digital Badge!

Once you have earned the IROP credential, you will receive an email from ProExam Vault with an invitation to claim your Digital Badge, which allows you to market yourself as an apartment professional with valuable skills.

IROP Digital Badge

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