Accredited Snow Contractors Association – ASCA

The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) is a trade association dedicated to advancing the needs of the snow and ice management industry. ASCA members are snow and ice management businesses, suppliers of snow and ice equipment, subcontractors performing snow and ice services, and others allied to the field.

The group is a trade association with the purpose of advancing the professional snow and ice management industry and to promote its role in performing high-risk services to society.

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.

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

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.