The Asset Management Specialist Certification is an intermediate-level designation concerning the fundamentals of asset management with an emphasis on overseeing property performance and fulfilling the owner’s goals. Mastering the basics of asset management equips you to manage the information exchange between development, property management and ownership.
What You Will Learn
“The courses I took to earn my CHAM certification were extremely enlightening and interactive, and I was able to use what I learned in my everyday asset management role. What’s more, prospective employers were impressed with the CHAM certification, which has definitely helped propel my career.”
— Alicia Bramble, CEO and Founder of Opportunity Real Estate Services
Learners could work at nonprofits, for-profits, housing agencies, syndicators, investors, lenders, Housing Finance Agencies and government.
It is recommended that learners have a basic understanding of affordable housing and a working knowledge of Excel.
This designation is obtained by successfully completing three courses:
Nuts and Bolts of Asset Management (AM121) | Available Online Now
Learn key asset management concepts, theories, and responsibilities, and how they apply to real multifamily properties and portfolios. This course is a great orientation for staff new to asset management, board members, property managers, and executives who oversee asset management.
Asset Management Fundamentals (AM290) | Available Online Now
Become grounded in the strategies of sound asset management through interactive exercises that develop skills and understanding about the practices of asset managers.
Financial Fundamentals of Asset Management (AM291) | Available Online Now
Master the basics of real estate financial analysis critical to the long-term success of multifamily properties and portfolios.
To earn the Asset Management Fundamentals designation, candidates need to pass the final exams
for each of the three courses. You will have 12 months to successfully complete all three courses.
Affordable and On-Demand
Single Class - $399
Asset Management Specialist Certification (all three classes) - $1,099
Group discounts available
NeighborWorks Network Organizations! If your nonprofit is a member of the NeighborWorks America Network, you may be eligible scholarships for the AMS classes. Members should email FODinbox@nw.org for information.
If this is your first online CHAM course, enrollment is a two-part process:
*Please note, you do not need to be a member of CHAM to enroll. You may skip that step and sign up directly with HAI Group without a membership number. However, CHAM membership is required to access the free online courses.
Step 1: CHAM Membership
Step 2: HAI Group Account Set Up
If you already have an HAI Group account, sign in to the HAI Group online training portal. You will be directed to the CHAM page where you can enroll for additional classes.
If you took one of the AMS courses with NeighborWorks (in person at an NTI or online) or through LISC, you will want to get credit for having completed the prerequisite courses toward your AMS. If you do not have an HAI Group account, follow steps 1 and 2 above. When you get to the class enrollment page, you will need to hit “request waiver” so a customer care specialist can check your name against the NeighborWorks and LISC lists of people who have taken the class.
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