Registered In Apartment Management

Registered In Apartment Management

The RAM program is a comprehensive education and professional designation program offered to property management professional by the National Associated Builders and Owners (NABO). The longest running and most well respected program of its kind, RAM is the credential of distinction for managers of apartments (both market rate and affordable), condominiums and cooperative housing. In addition, the RAM program is a military approved property management designation program.

RAM benefits include:

  • National certification recognized by HUD and many State housing programs
  • Professional recognition
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career help
  • Continuing education and timely information to help you do your job better
  • Broker continuing education credit in some states

What is the purpose of the RAM program?

The RAM designation exists to recognize those individuals who have successfully met the requirements for this designation and are knowledgeable in all the essential aspects of property operations, including administrative and financial management, marketing, resident services, maintenance, fair housing, and security.

The RAM designation accelerates your career by giving potential employers and regulatory agencies an objective measurement of your expertise and knowledge in the area of apartment management. They look for the RAM designation.

Why earn your RAM?

Earning the RAM designation demonstrates to your peers, clients, employers, and potential employers that you have superior training, in-depth knowledge and practical experience, and that you are committed to the highest standards of professional ethics.

What do you receive when you earn your RAM?

  • Graduates receive a graduation kit that includes an official RAM certificate and lapel pin.
  • Industry-wide recognition of a high degree of professional competence.
  • Comprehensive training in all aspects of property management with opportunities for continuing education.
  • The right to use the RAM designation and logo on all letterhead, business cards and other professional materials.
  • Inclusion in the online RAM Designee Directory.
  • Opportunity to participate in RAM working groups and to serve on the RAM Board of Governors.
  • Opportunity for national recognition as a RAM of the Year.
  • Access to RAMs online forums.

What organization awards the designation?

The National Associated Builders and Owners, Inc., made up of a national Board of Governors that oversee the policies and procedures of the designation.

What are the eligibility requirements for the RAM designation?

  • Two years of multifamily housing management experience
  • Completion of the RAM Professional Profile with a minimum of 300 points
  • Passing the RAM Examination (70%).
  • Adherence to the RAM Code of Ethics.

How To Earn The Registered In Apartment Management Designation:

Becoming a RAM means attaining the high standards of education, experience, and ethics established by the RAM Board of Governors.

Requirements include:

  1. Two years of multifamily housing management experience
  2. Completion of RAM Professional Profile with a minimum of 300 points
  3. Completion of national RAM Exam with a minimum of 350 points (70%)

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