Step 1: Learn


The ACoM (Accredited Commercial Manager) is designed specifically for those who are in their early career stage managing commercial properties. Demonstrate that you’ve learned core competencies in tenant relations, leasing, maintenance, risk management, and budgeting.

Before you start your courses (outlined below), review the program highlights and all four steps of the ACoM process in detail.

Details for international practitioners seeking the ACoM

Program highlights:

Download the ACoM Checklist to track your progress


ACoM certification courses

To earn the ACoM, real estate managers must take two required certification courses.

Do you know about ACoM Fast Track

You can waive one of the ACoM certification courses by having a college degree in property management or real estate, or select professional certifications. Contact us to see if you qualify.

See if you qualify

Registering is easy – just use the ACoM Track (ACMTRK). It combines the coursework on the fundamentals of commercial property management – like budgeting, leasing, and tenant retention – with ethics training and the ACoM Certification Exam.*

Complete the ACoM Track in the classroom while engaging with an instructor and peers, or take it online (see course details)*.

*The ACoM Track is one path to ACoM certification, but it’s not the only path. Use the ACoM Checklist to learn about other approved course combinations.

Practice your craft

Active commercial managers benefit because their real-world experience and ACoM coursework build on each other. That’s why those seeking the ACoM must have at least 12 months of qualifying real estate management experience before applying for the certification.

Considering the CPM®?

Learn more about a 5-course ACoM option that earns you dual credit towards your IREM CPM (Certified Property Manager) by downloading the ACoM Checklist.


Before moving to Step 2

  • Complete the ACoM Track courses

Proceed to Step 2: Test

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