MANAGER CREDENTIALS AT A GLANCE*
*CAI National is responsible for the management of these credential programs. Costs and requirements may be updated; please click here for the latest information from CAI National.
|Credential||Background Requirements||Application Fee||Course Requirements|
|Association Management Specialist (AMS)*||Two (2) years of direct community association management experience||Member** $170|
|At least two (2) M-200 level courses (M-201--M206) + pass CMCA exam***|
|Professional Association Manager (PCAM)*||Five (5) years of direct community association management experience||Member** $225|
|All six (6) M-200 level courses + pass CMCA exam*** + pass the Case Study|
|Large-Scale Manager (LSM)*||Active PCAM + 10 years of community association management experience. Five (5) must be as a large-scale manager. Please see the related page for more information.||Member** $115|
|CAI Large-Scale Managers Workshop or M-340|
|Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC)*||Three (3) years of verified experience providing community association management services + a PCAM leader + credentialed staff||Member+ $320|
|Individual staff members must meet requirements according to their credentials|
*Overview of credential requirements only; click on each of the credentials for further details.
**You must be an individual manager member or the primary contact for a management company member of CAI to receive the member discount on application fees for individual manager credentials.
***The Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam is provided by the Community Association Managers International Board (CAMICB). More information can be found on their website.
+Your company must be a management company member to receive the member discount on application fees for the AAMC accreditation.
CAMICB is the only internationally accredited certification program for community association managers. Learn how to get certified, find a CMCA, and access resources for exam preparation, career advancement, and professional development. Click here for the latest requirements and test information.
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