We are Industry Professionals

Designations

One of the most important things we can do is increase our education and training through certifications and industry specific designations.  We encourage all of our team members to gain as many certifications and designations as they can. As we gain knowledge, all of our customers benefit from greater service and innovation.  We have provided information about industry specific designations that our team members have achieved for you to reference.

Over the years, Spaces has invested a significant amount of time and resources to become the best association management company in Alabama. 

With one of our core values being pursue excellence, we made it a priority to achieve the highest accreditations offered in our industry so that you can feel comfortable and confident that you chose the right association management company.

We look forward to continuing to build on our accreditations so that we may continue to serve the Alabama communities at an unrivaled level.  

Spaces is one of only two firms in Alabama to hold the AAMC designation.

Administered by the Community Associations Institute (CAI)

An Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) has met the highest standards for management companies set by CAI. To earn the accreditation, companies must meet financial management and reporting requirements for client associations’ bank accounts, reserve funds, budgets and expenditures and maintain fidelity, liability, and worker’s compensation insurance. The company must have three years of experience managing client community associations and at least 75 percent of the company’s qualifying managers must hold and PCAM, AMS, or CMCA credential. AAMC-accredited companies must commit to continuing education for all management staff and CAI’s Professional Code of Conduct.

Administered by the Community Associations Institute (CAI)

The Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation is the pinnacle of professional achievement for managers with advanced-level skills and experience. About 250 managers in California have earned this top-level distinction. A PCAM designee must earn and maintain the CMCA certification, successfully complete the Professional Management Development Program and have at least five years of professional management experience. After satisfying other participation and service requirements, the PCAM designee must successfully complete a challenging case study analyzing a subject community association. A PCAM designee must comply with the CAI Professional Code of Ethics and complete a combination of advanced-level continuing education and service requirements every three years.

Administered by the Community Associations Institute (CAI)

The AMS designation is the second tier of the pyramid of professionalism for community association managers. It builds upon the CMCA’s fundamental knowledge with requirements for added education and verified experience in the field. To become an AMS designee, a candidate must earn and maintain the CMCA certification, successfully complete 32 hours of course work in CAI’s Professional Management Development Program and demonstrate two years of professional management experience. An Association Management Specialist must comply with the CAI Professional Code of Ethics and complete 24 hours of advanced-level continuing education courses every three years.

Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)

Administered by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB)

CAMICB has developed the only national certification program to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge to manage community associations. To become a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), a candidate must successfully complete a 16-hour course and pass the National Certification Examination. Managers must adhere to the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct and obtain 16 hours of continuing education credits every two years to remain certified.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Licensing is administered by the State of Alabama

CPA’s provide the highest standard of service in the accounting profession. This is accomplished through academic training, work experience, licensing requirements, adherence to ethical standards and continuing education. A CPA is required to complete college level accounting courses, continue that education with 40 hours per year of continuing education courses, complete two years of work experience, and successfully pass an ethics examination in order to be awarded a license. CPA’s adhere to financial reporting and disclosure requirements mandated by The Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Certified Pool Operator CPO®

For individuals working in or around recreational water, the Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification provides the knowledge, techniques, and skills for pool and spa operations. CPO Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, sought after for its

More