Association Management Specialist (AMS)

The Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation is the next level in the nationally recognized career development track for community association managers. This designation demonstrates a higher level of understanding of the role of a community association manager and additional experience in the community association profession.

Association Management Specialist

Steps to earning this credential:

  • Pass the CMCA examination.
  • Complete two or more years of community association management experience.
  • Successfully pass two CAI M-200 level courses.
  • Pay the application fee and comply with the CAI Professional Manager Code of Ethics.

Application Fee:





Steps to maintaining the AMS designation

Please view the Redesignation FAQs for more information.


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