The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM), the organization responsible for administering the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, is now the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). The change was effective August 1, 2013.More than 13,000 professionals have earned the CMCA credential since NBC-CAM was founded in 1995. "With more than 60 million Americans living in covenant-protected communities, along with millions more throughout the world, the professional manager helps protect our most important investment—our homes," said CAMICB Chair Robert Felix. "The name change became appropriate and necessary as the CMCA earned expanded international recognition as the essential credential.""As the first step toward professional achievement and recognition for community association managers, the CMCA has been recognized since 1995 as the benchmark credential by community management professionals and homeowner association board members throughout the United States," said Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, chief executive officer of both CAMICB and Community Associations Institute (CAI). "In recent years, the CMCA has attracted a great deal of interest overseas and has quickly become the premier certification for community association managers in a number of countries beyond the United States.""The new name is a reflection of our increased growth in international markets and our board’s commitment to professionalism throughout the world," said Executive Director John Ganoe. "The organization has always set the standard of professionalism for community association managers in the United States, but in recent years we have worked with overseas-based organizations to instill higher standards of professionalism internationally as well."CAMICB is a 17-year-old independent certification board that develops certification and standards for community association managers. It administers the CMCA examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers’ knowledge of community management best practices. The CMCA certification is the world’s only accredited certification program for the community association management profession. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values. For more information, visit www.camicb.org. For more information about CAI, visit www.caionline.org or call (888) 224-4321. _____
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