​​Statistics

Retention Rate: CAMICB has awarded over 20​,000 CMCA certifications. CMCAs are required to submit an annual fee to maintain the credential. Biannually, managers are required to submit documentation of the requisite continuing education. If one of these pieces is not met (payment or continuing education), certification becomes inactive. The retention rate indicates the percentage of CMCAs who pay the requisite fees and submit the requisite continuing education documentation​.

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Summary of Certification Activities: The table below provides a summary of the CMCA certification numbers of the past five years broken down by test format, paper and pencil (P&P) and computer-based test (CBT).


​​Summary of 2015
Certification Activities 
​Summary of 2016 Certification Activities 
 ​Summary of 2017 Certification Activities ​​Summary of 2018 Certification Activi​ties
​​​Summary of 2019 Certification Activities* 

​P&P
​CBT
​P&P
CBT​​P&P
​CBT
​P&P
​CBT
​P&P
​CBT
​Candidates
​148
​2135
167
1907
261​
1772​
​308
1​011
200
1592
​Candidates Passed
​1267
1142
1138​
1011​
757
Candidates Passed​ (%)
​ ​67%
66%​​66%​
54%​​
61.7%​ ​
​​Total CMCA's
​ ​15,937
​17,092
18,061​
19,131​
19,939
* As of October ​1, 2019

The number of candidates approved for testing may not be completely representative of the total number of candidates who tested in the calendar year, as a candidate may apply in one yea​r but choose to wait up to a year to take the exam. Total CMCAs represents the total amount of certifications awarded, including those CMCAs who have retired or no longer practicing community association management.