Three industry leaders have joined the Board of Commissioners of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM), the only nationwide organization created solely to certify community association managers.
NBC-CAM was founded in 1995 by 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. More than 4,900 professionals have earned CMCA certification since 1995.
The three new members of the NBC-CAM board are:
Other commissioners are: Judi Phares, CMCA, PCAM, principal of RTI/Community Management Associates Inc. in Plano, TX; Steve Castle, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, principal of Mid-Atlantic Management Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA; Ellen Hirsch de Haan, Esq., an attorney with Becker and Poliakoff in Largo, FL; Sheryl Rosander, Esq., an attorney with Epsten Grinnell in San Diego, CA; and Pat Wasson, CMCA, PCAM, town manager of Celebration Community Association in Orlando, FL.
Phares replaced Castle as chair of the NBC-CAM board on March 1. Castle held the post since the organization's inception in 1995. Hirsch de Haan is a past president of CAI.
CMCA certification signifies that managers have passed NBC-CAM's national exam and met the requirements for managing condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations. 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 managers, homeowners and association professionals and is administered by an independent testing agency.
A complete list of active CMCA-certified managers is available at www.nbccam.org/hiring/search.cfm.
NBC-CAM administers the only national certification program for community association managers. The organization grants the CMCA credential to individuals who demonstrate fundamental knowledge and expertise in managing homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives.
NBC-CAM is committed to helping association homeowners protect their investment and quality of life through professional community association management. A community association manager's duties include:
More information on NBC-CAM can be obtained by writing info(at)nbccam.org or calling (703) 836-6902.
For members and general inquiries, contact the
CAI Member Service Center:Phone: 703-970-9220
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy RepkePhone: 703-970-9239