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Organizations and Designations


The PCAM Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) requires successful completion of extensive course work through a series of the Professional Development Programs (PMDP), a two-day case study, successful completion of a thesis, and a minimum of three years of professional community association management experience. There are 6 PCAM’s in the State of Oregon, 4 of which are on the staff of CMI.


The AMS Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation is awarded to managers who have successfully completed the M: 100 The Essentials of Community Association Management and have been involved in the daily operations of community associations for at least two years.


The Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation is awarded to those managers who have successfully completed the M: 100 The Essentials of Community Association Management, and passed a comprehensive test. The CMCA sets a nationwide standard for the basic knowledge necessary to manage any type of community association.


The Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation recognizes community management firms that meet rigid criteria in the areas of financial management, fidelity insurance coverage, and specialized industry education and training for employees. To qualify for AAMC status, CAI must receive written verification of satisfactory service from three clients before an applicant company is considered. Applicants must also agree to abide by CAI’s Professional Manager Code of Ethics. It is a requirement that the company have a PCAM member that acts in a supervisory position.


Oregon Washington Community Association Managers (OWCAM) fosters a professional standard of service to clients, continuing education for members, public confidence in honesty, professionalism and ability of its members to serve community associations.

OWCAM CAMP – Certified Association Management Professional

The CAMP designation is offered as a 2 day course through OWCAM and is the only professional designation obtainable through OWCAM. The program includes the Legal Course Of Community Association Law for Washington/Oregon and Ethics for Community Manager.

CMI-Affiliated Organizations


The Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a non-profit educational and resource organization formed in 1973 to distribute guidance to homeowner associations and their shared facilities in condominiums, planned unit developments and property owner associations. CMI has been a member of this organization since 1972.


The Oregon Washington Community Association Managers (OWCAM) is an organization comprised of Manager Members (companies and individuals) that provide professional management service and Service Provider Members that provide legal, accounting, maintenance and other services to community associations in the states of Oregon and Washington.


Legislative Action Committee (LAC)


Home Builders Association (HBA)


Better Business Bureau of Portland (BBB)


Associated Oregon Industries (AOI)