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Community Associations Institute Awards 10,000th Association Management Specialist (AMS) Designation

8/10/2020  -  Falls Church, VA


Aug. 10, 2020 – Falls Church, VA – Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority in community association education, governance, and management, is proud to announce it has awarded the 10,000th Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation to Amy Nonaka, CMCA, AMS, of Action Property Management in San Diego.

The AMS designation is a highly regarded credential earned by community association managers to demonstrate a greater level of commitment, knowledge, and expertise in their profession—working to support the millions of residents living in condominium communities, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives worldwide.

“I am honored to be a part of the huge milestone as CAI's 10,000th designee of the AMS. It is important to continue my professional growth through educational courses with nationally accredited organizations, such as CAI, to provide the best service and recommendations to my clients.  I look forward to pursuing a PCAM designation next,” says Nonaka.

According to CAI, a community association manager provides professional guidance and assistance to a community association’s board of directors using their financial, administrative, and facilities management experience. The AMS designation provides managers a hands-on approach to property maintenance, best practices for developing, managing, and balancing budgets, preparing contractor proposals, and understanding a community association’s reserve study.

Candidates who want to earn the AMS designation must have two years of experience in financial, administration, and facilities management at a community association, successfully complete at least two of CAI’s M-200 level courses, and successfully earn the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential administrated by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB).

“For more than 40 years, CAI has been the trusted source for community association managers—offering world-class education to support the community association housing model as it continues to grow and evolve,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “Today’s community associations operate as businesses, and they need qualified professionals to help safeguard and empower the financial well-being, physical maintenance, and harmony of these communities around the world.”

The AMS designation is an important part of CAI’s professional credentials program and is often seen as a stepping stone to the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation, the highest professional recognition available to managers. CAI’s education and credentials help community association managers and business partners increase their earning potential, accelerate their career, grow their business, and prove they are the right professional for the job.

To view the complete list of AMS designees, visit CAI’s Directory of Credentialed Professionals.

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 the nearly 350,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 42,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, 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