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How to Get CMCA® Certified

Community managers interested in obtaining the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification can do so by following these three steps.

Step One:

  • Option 1: Education
    Complete and pass a prerequisite course on community association management.
  • Option 2: Experience
    If you have at least five years experience as a community association manager, you may receive a one-time waiver of the prerequisite course. The experience must be as a community association manager—not as an assistant manager. If you do not successfully pass the examination the first time, you will be required to take the prerequisite course prior to retaking the examination.
  • Option 3: License or Credential
    Hold an active Arizona CAAM, California CCAM, Florida CAM or Nevada CAM

Step Two:
Complete and submit the online application for the CMCA Examination.

Step Three:
Successfully pass the CMCA examination.

After you have obtained your CMCA certification, make sure to keep it current by meeting the requirements to maintain the certification through continuing education and compliance with the Standards of Professional Conduct.

Policies may vary for international candidates.