Almost 500 professionals received the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential from the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) in the first half of 2009. Eight of the recipients reside in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Professionals must complete a 16-hour course and pass NBC-CAM's national examination to earn the certification. They must demonstrate competence in the following areas: developing association budgets and financial reports; providing administrative, operational and managerial counsel to association boards and residents; enforcing covenants and restrictions; overseeing payment for community association services; and managing association personnel.
Certified managers must take continuing education courses and adhere to the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct to maintain the certification.
NBC-CAM is the first and only national organization created solely to certify community association managers and to help consumers identify managers who have demonstrated fundamental competency and knowledge in this profession. It was founded as an independent entity by Community Associations Institute (CAI) in 1995. Since then, more than 9,000 professionals have earned the CMCA certification.
The number of community associations in the United States has grown from 10,000 in 1970 to almost 300,000 today.
To search for an active CMCA, visit www.nbccam.org/hiring/search.cfm. The following managers received their CMCA during the first half of 2009:
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