NEW: CAI Supports Federal Legislation Providing Access to Professional Certifications and Credentials!
CAI is proud to announce reintroduction of the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act in both the House of Representatives (H.R. 1477) and the Senate (S. 722) in Washington D.C.
This bipartisan and bicameral legislation expands eligible uses of tax-favorable 529 savings plans to cover costs associated with workforce training and credentialing programs such as CAI's education and credential opportunities. This bill provides valuable tax-advantaged resources for workers who pursue alternative career pathways, mid-career changes, or career growth.
CAI provides seven different professional credential opportunities for community association professionals ranging from community manager (AMS, PCAM, LSM, AAMC), insurance and risk management (CIRMS), reserve specialists (RS), and attorney (CCAL). These credentials recognize a professional's achievements in the community association industry. Our industry is expanding, and communities need qualified professionals to safeguard and empower the financial well-being, physical maintenance, and social harmony of community associations.
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CAI advocates for industry-developed professional certifications or designation programs for community managers so they can self-regulate. If regulation is bound, CAI supports a regulatory system that incorporates protections for homeowners, mandatory education and testing on fundamental community association management knowledge, standards of conduct, and appropriate insurance requirements.
Click here to see the federal bills related to manager licensing.
Click on one of the eight blue states below to read a synopsis of the current state law.