Frequently Asked Questions


You’ve come to the right place for your ACoM questions.

These are questions most prospective ACoMs will want to know the answers to. If you do not see the answer to your specific question, contact us at getinfo@irem.org, or give us a call at 800-837-0706.

  • When should I apply for the ACoM?

    You should submit your application only after completing the ACoM certification courses and passing the ACoM Certification Exam. Familiarize yourself with all the ACoM certification activities and professional experience requirements before starting your ACoM journey.

  • How do I know if my real estate management experience qualifies?

    Prospective ACoMs need a total of 12 months of qualifying commercial real estate management experience by the time they submit their ACoM application. This means performing at least 14 of 29 commercial real estate management functions on a real estate portfolio that meets minimum sizes. Your experience does not need to be a sequential 12 months. Learn more >>

  • Which certification courses do I need to take for the ACoM?

    The simplest path to ACoM certification is the ACoM Track (ACMTRK) that includes the two ACoM certification courses and ACoM Certification Exam. The ACoM Track is available in the classroom or online. Download the ACoM Checklist to learn more.

  • How long does the complete ACoM certification process take?

    The total process from Learning to Graduation takes about 2-3 months.

  • What is the total cost of earning the ACoM?

    Approximately $1,100

  • Once I graduate, are there ongoing costs?

    To maintain the ACoM, you will need to pay annual dues.

    Year 1: Prorated ACoM dues
    Prorated IREM chapter dues
    Based on approval date (full year is $225)
    Based on approval date (full year dues average #200, varies by chapter)
    Annually: ACoM dues
    IREM chapter dues 
    Average $200 (varies by chapter)
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