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CAI Awards More Than 300 Career-Enhancing Credentials in First Half of 2017

11/15/2017  -  Falls Church, VA

25 community association managers earn most prestigious designation

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority for community association education, governance, and management has awarded its most prestigious and respected designation—Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)—to 25 community association professionals in the first six months of 2017. With these additions, now more than 2,850 managers have reached the pinnacle of community association management.

CAI also has awarded 254 other career-enhancing credentials and distinctions between Jan. 1 and June 30: 

  • Association Management Specialist (AMS)—237 association professionals were awarded the AMS, the second level in the career development track. There are now more than 8,000 total AMS recipients.
  • Large-Scale Manager (LSM)—Two association professionals were awarded the LSM, a specialist designation that allows PCAM designees to specialize within their profession. There are now close to 100 community managers with this credential.
  • Reserve Specialist (RS)—11 association professionals were awarded the RS, a designation that prepares professionals to develop extensive reserve plans for communities. There are now 330 professionals with this designation.
  • Educated Business Partner (EBP)—68 association professionals were awarded the EBP, a distinction that empowers both businesses and professionals to be even more competitive in the marketplace. There are now more than 230 professionals with this recognition. 

"Once more, high-performing professionals are continuing to invest in CAI as the leading source for the most authentic, highest quality training and education," said David Jennings, CAE, SPHR, CAI's vice president of education. "Their commitment to excellence and prestigious achievements within their field is notable, and we are dedicated to leading the industry to new heights of expertise in all aspects of association governance and management."

A complete list of credentialed professionals can be found in CAI's online directory


About Community Associations Institute
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in nearly 350,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 35,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 63 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.

Phone: 703-970-9235