We help you stay at the top of your game. The most important action you can take to increase your earning potential, accelerate your career, and grow your business in this booming industry is to
obtain credentials that keep you sharp and competitive.
CAI's Professional Management Development Program and credentialing program can help you achieve these goals. Click the name of the credential below to view more information, obtain an application, or access a redesignation form.
MANAGER CREDENTIALS AT A GLANCE*
*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 at their
+Your company must be a management company member to receive the member discount on application fees for the AAMC accreditation.
Learning Impacts Earning
Data from the
2017 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey shows that professionals who have earned credentials generally earn more than those who don’t have credentials. Managers and management company CEOs who have achieved a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation or Large-Scale Manager (LSM) designation could earn as much as 10--20% more than other managers or CEOs.
For AMS, LSM, or PCAM designation applications, or for PMDP course descriptions, locations, and schedules, call CAI at (888) 224-4321 (M-F, 9:00-6:00 ET). For CMCA-related information, visit the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) website or call CAMICB at 703-970-9300.