Welcome to the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) Listserv. A listserv is an electronic discussion community. The listserv is intended to create a powerful, on-line community for community management professionals to share information.

We have set up two discussion Listservs:

  • A discussion forum for candidates who are approved to take the exam
    • Candidates are able to share information about their approach to studying, to ask questions of their peers, and to share study resources for the CMCA Examination.
  • A discussion forum for active CMCAs
    • Active CMCAs are able to share professional interests, experience, expertise, and knowledge related to the profession of community association management.

The goal of the listserv is to provide community association management professionals with a worldwide network and venue for the exchange of ideas, information, and resources. The listserv can be used to transmit information on opportunities for professional development and continuing education.


Listserv How-To

Some of you may not be clear on how a listserv works or what it does. A listserv is really just an easy way of distributing e-mail to a large number of people with similar interests. Individual members of the list merely send their messages to the listserv address and the message is then automatically distributed to all list members.

After you have completed the application process and been approved to sit for the examination, you will be sent an invitation to join the listserv and begin communicating with other examination candidates.

When you have successfully passed the examination and received your CMCA certification, you will then be able to join the Active CMCAs listserv and begin conversing with other professionals in the community association management field.

For those of you who are currently CMCAs, you will be sent an invitation to join the listserv and begin a dialogue with over 13,000 CMCA-certified community association managers.

This is your chance to network, share resources and connect with colleagues!

Manage Your Listserv Subscription.

To post a message to the Candidate listserv, simply send an e-mail to cmca_candidates@nbccam.lyris.net

To post a message to the Certificant listserv, simply send an e-mail to cmca_certificants@nbccam.lyris.net


Listserv Rules and Etiquette

Below are general guidelines for the listserv. In order to foster a community in which ideas, experience, and the like can be shared openly, CAMICB has put into effect rules and etiquette that shall be observed at all times.

Please review the following guidelines. By joining and using these e-mail lists, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the list administrator at info@camicb.org or 866.779.CMCA. CAMICB reserves the right to suspend or terminate list access and participation for those members who violate the rules and guidelines.

CAMICB also reserves the right to reproduce postings.


  1. Do not challenge or attack any individual or business.
  2. Do not collect names or e-mail addresses, also known as "harvesting", to be used for contacting any list subscriber outside of the list server.
  3. Do not post commercial messages or solicitations of any kind whether on behalf of an individual or entity.
  4. Contact people directly with information you believe would help them.
  5. Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  6. In an effort to maintain the integrity of the CMCA examination and certification, individuals may not share information about questions they recall from the examination.
  7. Whenever competitors within an industry gather together (whether it be in person or via on-line community), appropriate care must be exercised to ensure that violations of anti-trust laws do not occur. All listserv participants should avoid any collusive practices or discussions. Collusion is an agreement to fraud and most usually is evidenced in the following anti-trust violations: product boycott, restrictive market allocation, refusal to deal with a third party, and price restraining activities. There need not be written or verbal agreements to fraud. Conversation regarding any of these sensitive areas may be construed as implicit violations. You should avoid discussion of pricing, such as the prices you pay and prices you charge, including labor costs; market share and allocation; quality ratings of products or suppliers, particularly those that may cause a competitor to lock out or to cease purchasing from a specific supplier; any other areas that might have anti-competitive repercussions. For your own protection and the protection of your company, CAMICB requires that these subjects be avoided. Furthermore, should one of these subjects be brought up in any discussion, it would be in your best interest to voice your objection to it and disassociate yourself from the discussion should it continue.


  1. Be sure your name, affiliation, and location are listed on e-mails that you send.
  2. Include a specific and concise topic in the subject line. This allows others to respond appropriately and search the archives by subject.
  3. Messages such as "thank you" or "please send me information" should be sent to individuals, not the entire list.
  4. Message length should be kept to a minimum or warn recipients in the subject line that the body will be long by including the words, "Long Message."
  5. Administrative messages should be sent to the list administrator. This includes messages such as "remove me from the list" or "please change my e-mail address".