Snow & Ice Management Association – SIMA


The Snow & Ice Management Association represents over 1300 members in the US and Canada. Established in 1996, the non-profit trade association for the snow industry delivers training, events, certification, and advocacy related to quality snow and ice management. More information is available at www.sima.org.

Certified Snow Professional – CSP


The Certified Snow Professional (CSP) certification is the recognized standard for professionalism and excellence in the snow and ice management industry.

A Certified Snow Professional is:

  • Reliable: Values consistent service and communication.
  • Accountable: Focused on partnership, safety, and risk management.
  • Resourceful: Aligned with industry best practices and highly experienced.

There are only 200 Certified Snow Professionals or so in the whole country as of 2010.

Advanced Snow Manager – ASM


The Core Principles course is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the program. Individuals can complete training in any combination they choose immediately after passing Core Principles. Each course is complete when the individual scores a passing grade in the course assessment. Once a course is completed, SIMA will create and mail an official certificate of completion to the individual within 4-6 weeks.

Individuals who complete all four program certificates receive the Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) designation, an official credential from SIMA. Once ASM status has been achieved there are no mandated ongoing training requirements, and individuals can use the Advanced Snow Manager logo to represent their credential publicly. The ASM designation is not affiliated with ANSI accreditation.

Building Owners and Managers Association – BOMA


Members of BOMA Kansas City are automatically members of BOMA International, and have the national groups entire range of information, representation and educational services available to them. BOMA Kansas City also works with the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) in Arnold, Maryland, to bring the groups professional educational services to the Kansas City area.

International Facility Management Association – IFMA


The International Facility Management Association is a growing, fast-paced organization whose purpose is to strengthen and advance the knowledge base essential to leading the integration and optimization of the built environment worldwide. The Kansas City Chapter of IFMA is dedicated to carrying out this goal through the work of its members and the leadership of its Board of Directors.

Institute Of Real Estate Management – IREM


The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.