Judi Phares, CMCA, PCAM, co-founder and chief executive officer of Community Management Associates, Inc., in Plano, TX, has been named chair of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM), the only national certification program for community association managers.
NBC-CAM awards the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential.
Phares succeeds Steve Castle, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, principal of Mid-Atlantic Management Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Castle chaired the organization since its inception in 1995.
NBC-CAM was founded 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 organization also named three members to its Board of Commissioners:
The three new commissioners join Phares; Castle; 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. 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.
To find an active CMCA, go to www.nbccam.org/hiring/search.cfm.
NBC-CAM grants the CMCA credential to individuals who demonstrate fundamental knowledge and expertise in managing homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives. The organization is committed to helping association homeowners protect their investment and quality of life through professional community association management.
A manager's duties typically include:
More information on NBC-CAM can be obtained by writing info(at)nbccam.org or calling (703) 836-6902.
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