What is an AAMC?
The Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) accreditation demonstrates our company’s commitment to providing the unique and diverse services community associations need. Having received our AAMC ensures that our staff have the skills, experience, and integrity to help communities succeed. Our managers have advanced training and demonstrated commitment to the industry. The AAMC accreditation is held by less than 250 association management companies globally. It is also held by less than 20 management companies in both North and South Carolina. Gaining the AAMC accreditation requires much time and dedication from the management company. In order to attain an AAMC designation, a management company must meet several requirements set forth by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), These requirements include having a minimum of three years experience in the industry, a staff of which 50% or more hold professional designations through the CAI, and having a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designee as the company’s senior manager. Cedar has fifteen community managers with certification from CAI and two PCAM’s, which is the highest level of certification in the industry. We are proud to call Cedar Management Group an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC).
What is CAI?
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 30 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. CAI members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.
Working closely with state, regional and local chapters (almost 60 nationwide), CAI brings together experts to provide the latest information on community association management and governance. They serve members with books, seminars and workshops, research, continuing education and periodicals, including Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters on community association management, governance and law. CAI also advocates for legislative and regulatory policies that support responsible governance and effective management. They represent the interests of their members before
the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and other policy-setting bodies on issues such as taxes, insurance, bankruptcy reform and fair housing. In addition, state Legislative Action Committees represent CAI members before state legislatures and agencies on issues such as assessment collection, foreclosure and construction defects.