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JaneWismerTestimonialWebSq.jpgEDUCATION AND​ CREDENTIALS

The most important action you can take to increase your earning potential, accelerate your career, and grow your business is to obtain CAI credentials. 

Professional Management Development Program (PMDP)

CAI offers courses designed to give new managers a working knowledge base and experienced managers a deeper understanding of all aspects of association management. These courses serve as the foundation of CAI's professional credentials.

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CAI and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) offer the following credentials to managers and business partners: 


Background Requirements
Application Fee
Course Requirements
​​Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)​
​Prerequisite course, or 5+ years of experience, or acceptable license/credential
Computer-Based Format: ​$360

​Please view the CAMICB website​​.​
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
​Two (2) years of direct community association management experience
​Member: $170
Nonmember $405
​At least two (2) M-200 level courses (M-201--M206) + pass CMCA exam***
​Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)
​Five (5) years of direct community association management experience
​Member: $225
Nonmember: $460
​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
Nonmember: $340

​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
Nonmember: $570
​Individual staff members must meet requirements according to their credentials


Background Requirements
​Educated Business Partner member distinction​​
​Complete Business Partner Essentials course. Maintain CAI membership. 
Reserve Specialist (RS) ​
​Prepare at least 30 reserve studies within the past three (3) calendar years, hold a bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering (or equivalent experience and education), or meet other requirements. Please see the application for full details.
Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)​
​Five (5) years of experience in the community association insurance field, be of satisfactory legal and ethical standing in the industry.
College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
​Minimum of seven (7) years legal practice with a demonstrated concentration in community association law, five (5) of which must immediately precede the date of application; be a member of CAI and have attended at least one CAI Law Seminar within the last five (5) years. Additional requirements apply. 

Other Learning Opportunities


Get professional training without leaving your desk with ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CAI webinars. These programs are hosted by industry experts to keep you up-to-date on legislative activity, trends, and industry best practices. 

National Even​ts

Learn why so many members plan their year around CAI's marquee events and say these networking and professional development opportunities are invaluable to their career.