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For Commercial Site Managers

You’ve paid your dues in commercial management, held yourself to a standard of excellence, and built your career and portfolio- it’s time to showcase your achievements. The ACoM certification is awarded to those who meet the standards for commercial real estate management professionals.


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Please ensure you meet all requirements and have completed the steps on the ACoM checklist before submitting your ACoM application. If you have not yet completed the requirements and would like to become an IREM member while working towards your ACoM credential, join as an Associate Member.

Click each section heading to see the requirements, or download and print a copy of the entire ACoM Checklist


  • Have 1 year (12 months) of qualifying commercial real estate management experience as defined by IREM,

(meeting portfolio and functions minimums)

Education – select one of three options:

Option 1: IREM Course – available online


Option 3: Other Designations Fast Track

  • Hold a CPM, CCIM, CSM, PCAM or RPA designation

Option 4: Real Estate Degree Fast Track

  • Have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major, minor, or concentration in real estate or property management, or an associate's degree in a non-residential property management or real estate program.



Other Requirements

  • Submit an ACoM application with the non-refundable application fee, which is $80.

  • Submit three  Confidential Letters of Recommendation (included in ACoM application).

  • Be interviewed and recommended for approval by your IREM Chapter.

If you are from Canada, contact the Real Estate Institute of Canada.
If you are from any other country, check out the International ACoM Application.


  • Sharpen your skills. In today's fast-paced real estate management world, keeping your skill set current is especially crucial to make your job safety net a little wider.

  • Demonstrate excellence. The experience and knowledge you demonstrate to earn the ACoM certification assures employers that you possess the specialized skills they seek in commercial managers.

  • Distinguish yourself. Earning the ACoM certification will position you for advancement in your real estate management career regardless of your current level.
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Earning the ACoM certification is a great stepping stone toward the CPM designation.

If you are a commercial site manager and your portfolio has not yet reached the minimum size for the CPM designation, you can gain training, skills, and industry knowledge with the ACoM certification while working towards the CPM. The courses that you complete for the ACoM also count toward the CPM education requirement.


For more information about the benefits of ACoM membership, visit the Member Benefits page.