Legislation

Professional Credentials

CMCA® - Certified Manager of Community Associations®

The first step in gaining the fundamental knowledge you need to manage any type of community association.
 
The CMCA certification, administered by CAI's affiliate organization, National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM), is recommended for all community association managers. It can elevate your credibility and your community association's confidence in you.

AMS® - Association Management Specialist®

The second level in CAI's career development track for community association managers.
The AMS designation demonstrates a higher level of commitment to your career and the community association industry. An AMS designation is recommended for managers who want to enhance their career opportunities by increasing their knowledge and expertise.

PCAM® - Professional Community Association Manager®

The pinnacle of community association management. The PCAM designation is the highest professional recognition available nationwide to managers who specialize in community association management. Earn your PCAM and join the elite—the select—the best.
Recommended for experienced managers who want to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge and who wish to be recognized as one of the best and most experienced managers in the nation.


CIRMS - Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist

The CIRMS designation recognizes a demonstrated high level of competency within the risk management profession.


AAMC - For Community Association Management Companies

The AAMC accreditation demonstrates a company's commitment to providing the unique and diverse services community associations need. An Accredited Association Management Company ensures that their staff have the skills, experience, and integrity to help communities succeed. Its managers have advanced training and demonstrated commitment to the industry—just the type of professionals that community association boards seek to hire!

CCAL – College of Community Association Lawyers

The CCAL acknowledges CAI-member attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.


Reserve Specialist (RS)

Are you seeking to expand your clientele and enhance your career? Community associations rely on qualified reserve specialists to assist them in extensive reserve planning to keep their communities running smoothly. Gain the confidence of board members by obtaining the Reserve Specialist® (RS®) designation.
 
The RS designation is awarded to qualified reserve specialists who, through years of specialized experience, can help ensure that community associations prepare their reserve budget as accurately as possible.