Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM®)

Catapult your commercial property management career with an ACoM®

To make your mark early in your commercial property management career, you need to do it all. You need to be an organized manager of on-site maintenance staff. You need to be the owner’s secret weapon in lease negotiations. And you need knowledge of property budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis concepts.

And that’s exactly what the IREM® ACoM (Accredited Commercial Manager) certification will teach you. It’s the commercial property management certification that teaches early-career real estate managers the fundamentals of commercial real estate management.

What is an ACoM worth?

  • Command of fundamentals in commercial management
  • Increased career visibility
  • Improved confidence

Benefits of an ACoM

  • Expand your network. Meet future employers. And consult with your peers.
  • ACoMs receive annual IREM membership and all the benefits that come with it.
  • Learn advanced skills in commercial property accounting, budgeting, and capitalization.
  • Master the different types of commercial leases, and negotiating them.

Who should pursue ACoM certification?

  • Those who are in the early stages of their commercial property management careers and want to prove they’ve learned the core competencies
  • Managers of any type of commercial property – office buildings, retail buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use property, industrial property, and self-storage centers
  • Those needing to learn how to speak the languages of owners, tenants, and investors
  • Real estate managers from anywhere, including those
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Are you wondering, "Is the Accredited Commercial Manager desgination right for me?" In this short video, we explain who this certification is for, the process for earning one, and how this certification has helped other property managers like you. Let us help you figure out whether the ACoM is the right step for your career!

The process: Four steps to your ACoM

Learn more about earning the ACoM, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process.

Learn to become a commercial manager

1. Learn

Overview: Complete two certification courses covering fundamentals in commercial property management and ethics via the ACoM Track.
Time: 5 days

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Test to become a commercial manager

2. Test

Overview: Demonstrate your knowledge by passing the 100-question ACoM Certification Exam via the ACoM Track.
Time: 1/2 day

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Apply for accredited commercial manager

3. Apply

Overview: Download and complete an ACoM application, including a $160 application fee*.
Time: 1 hour

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Graduate as an ACoM

4. Graduate

Overview: After approval, get officially recognized as an ACoM and acquire the right to use the certification professionally.
Time: 1-2 months

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*All steps are generalized. Application fee for existing members is $80. See step details for complete information. Dues and fees are non-refundable.

Your simple checklist
to becoming an ACoM

The ACoM Checklist will show you the path to earning your ACoM, and serve as a handy guide that’ll keep you on track along the way.

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