Exams in Scotland

Glasgow Clyde Arc Bridge

The IRPM have developed Scottish examinations at FoundationAssociate and Member levels on factoring in Scotland.

Scottish IRPM Foundation Exam

The IRPM’s Scottish Open Learning Course (SOLC) forms the primary learning material for the examination and it underpins the learning for students at both Affiliate and Associate levels.  

NOTE: We are currently reviewing the format and content of our Foundation Exam. Until the revised exam is available, all Affiliate member may progress directly to the Associate Exam. Those members who achieve a pass on the Associate Exam may upgrade to Associate member (without taking the Foundation Exam) subject to meeting our experience requirements.

Learning Material:
Material is currently being updated and it will be available to the IRPM members in due course.

Scottish IRPM Associate Exam

The IRPM Associate Exam is accessible through two routes.

Route 1:

Candidates can self-study the IRPM syllabus available in the Members area of this website. The date of next Scottish Associate Exam will be confirmed at the beginning of July. The booking form will available to download here. 

Route 2:

Candidates can complete the program 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.

Join the IRPM as an Affiliates at the beginning of the programme. Join here. 

Scottish IRPM Member Exam

The next Scottish Member Exam will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 in Glasgow. Please download the booking form here.    

Study Guides:

Information and documents listed here support study for all levels of IRPM Exams in Scotland:

Links to Legislation Governing Factoring in Scotland

Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011  

Property Factors Code of Conduct  

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 Explanatory Notes

Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 Explanatory Notes

Further Recommended Reading

Final Report of the Glasgow Factoring Commission

Scottish Housing Regulator Thematic Inquiry 

Useful Links

Scottish Government website - Property Factors

SFHA Factoring Guidance  

Guidance on Tenements Scotland Act and Title Conditions Act for Professionals 

The Tenement Handbook

Under One Roof 

Property Management Association Scotland

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