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Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM)

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Become an Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM)

The Accredited Commercial Manager(ACoM) certification is awarded to those who meet the standards set by IREM for commercial real estate management professionals.

The ACoM certification represents excellence. Those who hold the ACoM certification believe that the investment they made in earning the certification continues to pay off.

  • Employers value those who choose to develop their skills.
  • The experience and knowledge you demonstrate to earn the ACoM certification assures employers that you possess the specialized skills they seek in commercial managers.
  • Earning the ACoM certification will position you for advancement in your real estate management career regardless of your current level.

Did you know that earning the ACoM certification is a great stepping stone toward the Certified Property Manager (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 ACoM certification while working towards the CPM. The intermediate courses necessary for the ACoM also count toward the CPM education requirement.

For more information about the benefits of ACoM membership, visit the Member Benefits page.

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Becoming an ACoM
Apply to become an ACoM after you have completed the requirements below. Click here to download and print a copy of the requirements.


Checklist for Becoming an ACoM

Education – select one of three options:

Option 1

Complete four courses:

Course schedules

If you took IREM courses prior to 2005, find out which of these courses earn credit by reviewing the ACoM Course Equivalency Chart.


Option 2

  • Hold a CPM, CCIM, CSM, PCAM or RPA designation




Option 3

  • Have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a 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.




Other Requirements

  • Submit an ACoM application with the non-refundable application fee, which is $80.
  • Submit three Confidential Letters of Recommendation (included in ACoM application).
  • Be interviewed and recommended for approval by your IREM Chapter.