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Accredited Management Organization (AMO)

The AMO® sets the standard in property management firm excellence

IREM® introduced the AMO® (Accredited Management Organization®) accreditation for property management firms in 1945, setting an uncommon standard for firm conduct and client service that is still unmatched today. Only 560 firms currently hold the prestigious accreditation – making them truly sought after by property owners and investors worldwide. Take the first step

What’s an AMO say about your firm?

  • Elite reputation
  • Fiscal stability
  • Exceptional managers
  • Ethical conduct

Benefits of a AMO

  • Ability to use the prestigious AMO® mark and acronym on corporate promotions, websites, employee signatures and more
  • Member pricing for all employees on IREM courses
  • Deeper discounts and first-priority registration in the Next-Gen CPM Leaders Program allowing your staff under age 40 to accelerate earning the CPM designation and leadership development
  • Listing in the exclusive IREM AMO Directory

Who should apply?

  • Property management and full-service real estate firms looking to raise their profile with prospective clients
  • Firms with an IREM CPM® in an executive management position
  • Real estate management firms in the U.S. or abroad, serving any asset class and portfolio size
  • Real estate managers from anywhere, including those
    outside the U.S. Learn more

The process: Three Steps to the AMO*

Learn more about earning the AMO for your firm, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process.

Identify an executive CPM

1. Identify

Overview: Identify a CPM in a leadership position in your firm to complete the AMO certification courses.
Time: 1-2 weeks

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Qualify for Accredited Management Organization

2. Qualify

Overview: Submit the AMO Application so IREM can verify that your firm meets specific financial, operational, insurance, and client service standards and requirements.
Time: 3-5 hours

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Certify for Accredited Management Organization

3. Certify

Overview: Become accredited and get officially recognized and acquire the right to use the AMO accreditation in business activities.
Time: 1-2 months

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*All steps are generalized. Application fee is $425. See step details for complete information.

Exclusive accreditation.
Lasting integrity.

The AMO is the nation’s original and most exclusive accreditation for property management firms; the first AMO firms date back to 1945. Today, only 560 elite firms can call themselves AMOs

Your simple checklist to becoming an AMO

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

Looking to certify an executive at your firm?

The IREM CPM® (Certified Property Manager) is the leading property manager certification in the industry, and an executive at your firm must hold it to qualify for AMO accreditation. Don’t have a CPM who can fill this role?

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