EARNING THE ACoM CERTIFICATION
The Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification gives real estate
managers with small to mid-size commercial portfolios increased market visibility
and credibility with employers and clients — and the prestige and recognition that
comes with holding a credential from IREM. The ACoM certification is a great
stepping stone to the CPM designation.
While you work toward earning your ACoM certification, apply online for Associate membership and receive the classic
member tuition rate on all courses. www.irem.org/joinirem/associate
YOUR CHECKLIST FOR THE ACoM CERTIFICATION Look for the (ACoM) icon on offerings that fulfill the ACoM program requirements. www.irem.org/joinirem/acom
EDUCATION – CHOOSE ONE OF THREE OPTIONS:
n “Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools” (FIN402) (page 18)
“Investment Real Estate Financing and Valuation – Part One
(ASM603) (page 19)
n “Leadership and Human Resource Essentials for Real Estate
Managers” (HRS402) (page 22)
n “Marketing and Leasing: Office Buildings” (MKL406) (pages 34)
“Marketing and Leasing: Retail Properties” (MKL404) (pages 32)
n “Property Maintenance and Risk Management” (MNT402)
n Hold a CPM, CCIM, CSM, PCAM, or RPA designation.
n Have an undergraduate or graduate degree (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.
n Pass the ACoM Certification Exam (CMLEXM) (page 37).
n Complete one of the two options below:
1. Successfully complete “IREM Ethics Online” (ETH001)
2. Attend and pass the exam for “Ethics for the Real Estate
Manager” (ETH800) (page 16).
n Pledge to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics
(included in the ACoM application). www.irem.org/code
n Submit three confidential letters of recommendation (forms
included with ACoM application).
n Be interviewed and recommended for approval by your IREM