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Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC)

​​Do you want to expand your business, increase your earning potential and retain experienced employees? Learn how you can increase the quality of your staff and get noticed by associations. Community associations are looking for qualified, dedicated professionals to manage their communities—will you be their first call? Expand your business and increase your earning potential with an Accredited Association Management Company® (AAMC®) accreditation.

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!

Why should I pursue accreditation for my company?

An AAMC accreditation can help you:

  • Gain credibility, trust, and loyalty from the associations you manage
  • Expand your business by gaining a competitive advantage
  • Increase the quality of your staff and reduce turnover
  • Ensure that you have well-trained managers who can handle the myriad of responsibilities involved in managing a community

What are the requirements of the AAMC accreditation?

  • A minimum of three years of experience providing community association management services, based on client verification.
  • A Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designee as the company's senior manager.
  • A staff of which 50% of managers who have been at the company for at least two years hold a professional manager credential (CMCA, AMS, LSM, or PCAM).
  • Maintain fidelity, general liability, and worker's compensation insurance in addition to meeting federal, state and local laws. A Certificate of Insurance Liability showing the required insurance must be included with the application which should list CAI Headquarters as the Certificate Holder.
  • Comply with the CAI Professional Manager Code of Ethics.
  • Complete and submit an AAMC Application.
  • Pay the application fee.
    • Member: $320 (Management Company Member)
    • Nonmember: $570

How do you maintain the AAMC accreditation?

  • Pay the annual maintenance fee.
    • Member: $180 (Management Company Member)
    • Nonmember: $410
  • Renew designation every three years by August 1 by completing and submitting the renewal application below along with an up to date copy of the Certificate of Insurance Liability listing CAI Headquarters as a Certificate Holder.


​Useful Links

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For more details on the AAMC accreditation requirements or an application, or for information on the AMS, LSM, or PCAM designation requirements, follow the links to the left or call CAI at (888) 224-4321.

For information on the CMCA certification, call CAMICB at (703) 970-9300 or visit

Some interesting facts from the Foundation for Community Association Research's 2013 Compensation & Salary Survey:

Management Company CEOs spend most of their time on financial and human resource management, client contact, marketing, and litigation.

  • Did you know that CAI's PMDP courses could help you save time and money on association finances, communication and leadership training, governance (law) and marketing your business?

Nearly half of a community association employee's salary is based on the number of, and the income from, associations they manage. And, the larger the management company's budget, the higher the CEO's salary.

  • Do you want to increase your earning potential? Obtaining an AAMC accreditation for your company could increase your business and enhance your career!


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