Hello all,

This question is directed to those who have gotten their CAM, ARM, or CPM certifications for multi family property management, or employers who would have insight on the requirements for a property manager.

My question is do I need to have a property management job before I get the certification or will getting the certification help me get a property management job?

I am currently a leasing agent and would like to move into management. Will the certifications help me get a manager job or would it be better to wait until I have the position before getting the cert?

I am a leasing agent in Chicago for a company that owns and manages 31 buildings in the Gold Caost and Lakeview areas.