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Step 1: Identify

Overview

The AMO® (Accredited Management Organization®) accreditation is the mark of an exceptional property management firm, management expertise, and unmatched integrity. Owners and investors choose AMO firms time and again because of their extremely high standards.

Before you certify your firm, review the program highlights and all three steps of the AMO process in detail.

Details for non-US firms seeking the AMO

Program highlights:

  • Identify a firm executive who holds a CPM
  • Complete two AMO certification courses
  • Submit an AMO application reporting information about your corporate office and all branch offices
  • Verify three years in business (and limited change to ownership/name)
  • Meet specific standards for operating the firm, serving clients, and insuring against risk
  • Certify after approval by IREM
  • The total cost for all tuition and fees is approximately $1,400

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Activities

Identify an Executive CPM to represent your firm

First, you’ll identify an executive in your firm who holds a CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation to represent your firm on the path to AMO accreditation. This individual needs to direct and supervise the firm’s real estate management activities, and have been in his or her position for at least 180 days. You’ll provide an org chart during the application process to verify this.

For purposes of the AMO accreditation, this person is referred to as the Executive CPM, and he or she will need to complete the two required AMO certification courses.

AMO certification courses

To earn the AMO, your firm’s appointed Executive CPM (see above) will take two certification courses – one on leadership, and another on ethics:

  • Leading a Successful Property Management Company (BDM603)
  • Ethics for the Real Estate Manager (ETH800) or Real Estate Management Ethics Online (ETH001)*

* CPMs who have already taken the ethics course do not need to repeat it.

Before moving to Step 2

  • Identify an executive in your firm who holds the CPM designation
  • Complete the two AMO certification courses.

Proceed to Step 2: Qualify

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