The Association of Marina Industries has added several sessions to its internationally recognized two-step
training program to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Operator (CMO). New
course work includes topics such Master Planning & Permitting, Personal Development & Leadership and
Retaining your Team. Coursework can be done either virtually or in person.
Marina or Hospitality industry employees with at least two years of experience are eligible to attend
AMI’s Intermediate Management School. Upon completion of the IMM course and with three years of
marina management experience employees can then attend the Advanced Marina Management School.
Agendas for both the IMM & AMM courses can be found online. Upon completion of the AMM coursework, candidates can then apply for either CMM or CMO accreditation, depending upon experience, position, and size of facility.
CMO certification is intended for owners and operators of smaller marinas or managers at larger facilities
with 50 or more slips or more than $500,000 in annual revenues. CMM certification is geared to managers
of larger marinas with 100 or more slips or with revenue above $1 million.
Beginning in March, AMI will roll out its all new Basic School for individuals looking to get into marina
management or for facility managers and owners with early or limited experience in running waterfront
operations. The course consists of the following sessions: Environmental Compliance/Clean Marina
Practices; Emergency Management; Marina Systems; Customer Service; Accounting 101; and Step up to
Manager. The six-session Basic course will be offered online only and will feature presentations and
participatory learning augmented by group activities. Industry professionals who do not have the
minimum requirements to immediately take the intermediate or advanced school, successful completion
of this course along with one year of marina management experience will serve as a waiver.