Community Association Professionals Receive Highest Honors in Field

June 23, 2017
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Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority for community association education, governance, and management, has awarded the most prestigious and respected designation—Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)—to 86 community association professionals. The PCAM designations were earned between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2016, and the recipients joined the more than 2,800 total managers who have earned the prestigious PCAM designation. For the first time, the PCAM case study was administered outside the United States—in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Following the Dubai case study, five new recipients qualified to receive the designation.

In addition to the PCAM designation, these 265 career-enhancing credentials were earned during this time frame:

Association Management Specialist (AMS)—186 association professionals were awarded the AMS, the second level in the career development track. There are now more than 7,750 total AMS recipients.

Large-Scale Manager (LSM)—one association professional was awarded the LSM, a specialist designation that allows PCAM designees to specialize within their profession. There are now more than 100 community managers with this credential.

Reserve Specialist (RS)—10 association professionals were awarded the RS, a specialist designation that prepares professionals to reserve plan extensively for communities. There are now more than 330 professionals with this designation.

Educated Business Partner (EBP)—68 association professionals were awarded the EBP, a designation that empowers both businesses and professionals to be even more competitive in the marketplace. There are now more than 230 professionals with this distinction.

CAI Vice President of Education Dave Jennings said that CAI is proud to offer to high-performing professionals a place to turn to as a source for training and 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,” Jennings added.