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CMCA®—The Essential Credential™


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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 changing our name to reflect a strategic commitment to professionalism, knowledge, and sound business practices in the field of community association management throughout the world. We will now be known as the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). The new organizational name will be phased in over the coming weeks online and in all print materials.

It is important to note that the policies, procedures and processes in place for the administration of the CMCA credentialing program are not impacted by the change in organizational name. The CMCA application process will not change, nor will delivery of the CMCA exam.

Commented Rob Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS, chair of the NBC-CAM Board of Commissioners, "The new organizational name reflects increased interest in the CMCA credential in international markets. In recent years we have partnered with organizations in Australia, Dubai, South Africa and elsewhere to instill high standards of professionalism in our industry across international boundaries. With 60 million Americans living in covenant-protected communities, along with millions more throughout the world, the professional manager is engaged in protecting our most important investment, our homes. As we expand the use of the CMCA—The Essential Credential—to international audiences a name change became appropriate."

Our Mission

Community Association Managers International Certification Board's (CAMICB) purpose is to ensure that community association managers practice with professionalism, integrity and knowledge. To do so, we administer the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) certification program, the only nationally accredited certification program in the field.

The CMCA program consists of four steps:

  • Coursework in accounting, collections, ethics, finance, governance and the law.
  • A rigorous examination.
  • Adherence to a code of professional standards and ethics.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.

Who are CMCAs?

The more than 10,000 CMCA-certified professionals manage every type of community: condominium associations, homeowner associations, resort communities and commercial tenant associations.

If you want to be recognized for your skills and knowledge in community association management and advance your career, CMCA—The Essential Credential™—certification is for you.

Why hire a CMCA?

An estimated 60 million Americans live in 300,000 community associations. These homeowners need professional guidance on issues such as reserves, maintenance, insurance, budgets, contracts, the law and rules enforcement.

Running a community association is like running a business. The best way for homeowners to protect their investment is by hiring a qualified, board-certified CMCA.

If you are a community association manager, accelerate your career—start getting CMCA certified today!

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