Community Associations Institute (CAI) has awarded designations to almost 300 industry professionals, including 67 recipients of the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation. The PCAM is the third and highest designation for professional managers. The following designations were also awarded during the first half of 2009:
The AMS is the second tier of professional certification and designations for community association managers. The first tier is the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, administered by CAI's affiliate organization, the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM).
The RS designation recognizes a high level of competency in the conduct of reserve studies. The CIRMS designation recognizes a demonstrated expertise within the risk management profession.
CAI's designation programs were established in the 1990s and early 2000s to elevate the level of professionalism in the community association marketplace, a dynamic segment of the U.S. housing market that now encompasses more than 60 million Americans in an estimated 300,000 association-governed communities.
More than 1700 managers have earned the PCAM and approximately 4,500 managers have earned the AMS designation since the designations were established in 1990. More than 180 professionals have received the RS designation, while 63 have earned the CIRMS designation.
Information on designations can be accessed at www.caionline.org/career/designations.
The following professionals earned designations in the first half of 2009:
67 Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM)
221 Association Management Specialists (AMS)
10 Reserve Specialists (RS)
1 Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)
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