Similar in some ways to a government, an association is a community and a
business, making it a unique type of organization. For some small associations
where cost is a significant factor, self-management through a strong volunteer
structure can work well. Many associations, however, choose to contract with a
professional management company, while others hire on-site managers who become
association employees. Some combine elements of different types of
If you are a volunteer or board member seeking to hire a manager, insurance
and risk management consultant, reserve provider or attorney for your
association, visit our Directory of Credentialed
If you are a manager, insurance and risk management consultant, reserve
provider or attorney wishing to enhance your career, the information here can
CAI awards qualified professionals with credentials to improve the quality
and effectiveness of community management. The following credentials are awarded
In addition, CAI's affiliate, Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) awards the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA®) certification.Many CAI chapters offer member directories and hold local events where you can find and meet qualified professionals in your area.
associations, board members, and homeownersAre you putting your most
valuable assets in the hands of the most qualified professionals? Read why you
should hire credentialed professionals, what the credentials mean and how you
can find qualified professionals in your area.
ManagersDo you want to gain a competitive advantage, earn more money and
obtain valuable experience? Learn how you can stand out from the crowd and
enhance your career. If you already have a credential, you can download
redesignation forms and stay on top in your career.
CompaniesDo you want to expand your business, increase your earning
potential and retain experienced employees? Learn how you can increase the
quality of your staff and get noticed by associations.
ProvidersAre you seeking to expand your clientele and enhance your
career? Learn how you can obtain a credential that will instill your client
communities' confidence in you.
Insurance and Risk
Management ProvidersDemonstrate a high level of competence within your
profession by obtaining CAI's newest credential. If you wish to improve your
career potential, start by learning about the CIRMS credential.
Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) CCAL acknowledges CAI-member
attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the
evolution or practice of community association law and who have committed
themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.
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authorization is a violation of CAI policy and federal law.