The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) has granted credentials to 106 professionals who recently completed the requirements to become Certified Managers of Community Associations.
NBC-CAM was founded in 1995 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) to establish guidelines for acquiring and demonstrating fundamental knowledge of community association management. An affiliate of CAI, NBC-CAM operates as an independent entity.
CAI is a 16,000-member national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Its members include homeowners, associations and the professionals who provide products and services to them.
CMCA® certification demonstrates that these managers have passed NBC-CAM's national exam and met the requirements for managing condominium, cooperative and homeowners' associations. More than 4,400 professionals have earned CMCA certification since the program was developed.
To obtain CMCA certification, managers must successfully complete a 16-hour classroom course, the Essentials of Community Association Management, and pass the National Certification Examination. The test was developed by more than 1,000 managers, homeowners and association professionals and is administered by an independent testing agency. Certified managers must adhere to the CMCA Standards of Professional Conduct and take continuing education courses for recertification. CMCA recipients who do no comply with the Standards of Professional Conduct are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or revocation of the credential.
CMCA certification is NBC-CAM's first tier of the pyramid of professionalism for community association managers. It is followed by the Association Management Specialist (AMS™) and the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designations.
NBC-CAM is the first and only nationwide organization created solely to certify community association managers and to help consumers identify managers who have demonstrated fundamental competency and knowledge in this profession. With the dramatic increase in association-governed housing during the last 25 years, there is an expanded need for education in community association management. The number of community associations in the United States has grown from 10,000 in 1970 to more than 250,000 today.
For members and general inquiries, contact the
CAI Member Service Center:Phone: 703-970-9220
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy RepkePhone: 703-970-9239