ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER (ACM)
IREM’s newest certification gives you increased market visibility and credibility with owners, investors, and employers. Earn the Accredited Commercial Manager certification and become a member of IREM — the real estate management industry’s premier professional association.
Accredited Commercial Manager membership is available to U.S. applicants only.
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Become an Accredited Commercial Manager, the first new credential from IREM in 25 years.
IREM’s new Accredited Commercial Manager certification gives you increased market visibility and credibility with owners, investors, and employers. Earn the Accredited Commercial Manager certification and become a member of IREM — the real estate management industry’s premier professional association. You’ll be connected to the organization, including a local IREM chapter, and guaranteed access to the industry’s leading resources, tools, and information.
By earning the Accredited Commercial Manager certification, you’ll also become an IREM member.
Why should I earn the Accredited Commercial Manager certification before one of IREM’s other credentials, such as the Certified Property Manager ® (CPM ® ) designation?
The Accredited Commercial Manager credential is the perfect stepping stone to the CPM designation. If you are a commercial site manager and your portfolio has not yet reached the minimum size for the CPM designation, you can gain training, skills, and industry knowledge with the Accredited Commercial Manager certification while working towards the CPM. The intermediate courses necessary for the Accredited Commercial Manager also count toward the CPM education requirement.
Vendors, suppliers and service providers to the real estate management industry are not eligible for Accredited Commercial Manager membership
Becoming an Accredited Commercial Manager
Apply to become an Accredited Commercial Manager after you have completed the requirements below.
Checklist for Becoming an Accredited Commercial Manager
Education – select one of three options:
Hold a CCIM, CSM, PCAM or RPA designation
Have an undergraduate or graduate degree (e.g., major, minor, or concentration) in real estate or property management, or an associate’s degree in a non-residential property management or real estate program.
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- Pledge to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics
- 1 year (12 months) of commercial real estate management experience, meeting portfolio and functions minimums
- Submit an Accredited Commercial Manager application with the application fee, which is $75 in 2006.
- Submit three Confidential Letters of Recommendation (included in Accredited Commercial Manager application).
- Be interviewed and recommended for approval by the chapter.