Education for Managers

Community managers are the professional backbone of the communities they serve, providing the skills and expertise that are essential to the successful management of associations.

CAI’s Professional Management Development Program (PMDP)

CAI provides with its Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) the most comprehensive, expert education courses for community managers seeking to increase their skills, knowledge and job opportunities.

CAI offers four levels of courses designed to give new managers a knowledge base and experienced managers a deeper understanding of all aspects of association management. Courses focus on such topics as insurance, finance, leadership, governance and communications.

The CAI Alabama Chapter offers usually at least one of CAI's PMDP classes locally in Alabama every year. Other PMDP classes are offered throughout the Southeast and the United States. Click here for a listing of upcoming coureses.

Attending an actual class has the advantage of being able to networking and exchange ideas with in your region but for those that want to learn from home, many of the classes are offered online.

Manager Credentials:
CMCA® - Certified Manager of Community Associations®

AMS® - Association Management Specialist®

PCAM® - Professional Community Association Manager®

LSM® - Large-Scale Manager®

AAMC®  - Accredited Association Management Company

Click here to view the Directory of Credentialed Professionals.

Chapter Meeting Series

The CAI Alabama Chapter hosts several chapter meetings throughout the year with speakers presenting an educational topic of interest to our members. Most of our luncheons provide credit toward professional  manager credentials.

Click here to view upcoming events.

National Conferences and Events

Community Associations Institute's annual national events bring thousands of attendees information, insights, and expertise, while fostering amazing relationships.

Click here to view a listing of upcoming national conferences and events.


CAI offers several webinars on demand as well as live webinars. Please click here to view the currently offered on-demand webinars and upcoming live webinars. Continuing education credit for management credentials is available.​