You've worked hard to earn your CMCA®. We've made it easy to share your achievement. Spreading the word about your CMCA certification will help advance your career. Extend the visibility and awareness of your professional credential by following these tips. You can cut, paste and customize the sample messaging.
Message to Current Clients - Let your associations know how your achievement of the CMCA certification will benefit them. Clients will also appreciate periodic messages from you with industry information that can help them succeed. Copy, paste, customize and email the below message to your current clients.
Message to Prospective Clients - Use the sample messages to customize letters or e-mails to communities in your area about your CMCA credential. Prospective clients will appreciate periodic messages from you with industry information that can help them succeed. Copy, paste, customize and email the below message to prospective clients.
Social Media Posts - Post social media updates about your CMCA® certification. Tell your friends, family, followers and fans about your new credential on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and your blog.
Press Release - Use this sample to customize a press release to media contacts in your area. Send the release to your local CAI chapter for inclusion in their communications.
Promotion Checklist - Spreading the word about your CMCA certification will help advance your career. Extend the visibility and awareness of your professional credential by following these tips.
Promote Your CMCA Online - Your online community awaits! You've worked hard to earn your CMCA. We've made it easy to share your achievement.
Message to Current Clients
Subject line: Improving Service to You
Dear [client name]:
I am sending you this quick note to share some great news. I have earned the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) credential. This professional certification reflects my commitment to my clients and demonstrates my expertise in managing condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations.
The certification is awarded to individuals who pass the CMCA examination, a rigorous test that measures the skills essential for effectively managing community associations. We were tested on community management, industry trends, standards and legislative issues.
The CMCA certification provides standards for association management that give homeowners and boards confidence in their manager's knowledge and ability to provide professional service. It is the only worldwide certification program designed exclusively for community association managers.
As part of my commitment to maintaining my CMCA, I must uphold the ethical standards for community association management and continue to educate myself on the issues we face every day. I look forward to working together to further our success and to provide you with the specialized service you deserve.
[Your signature and contact information]
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Message to Prospective Clients
Subject line: Invested Together
Dear [prospective client name]:
As a board member, trustee or volunteer leader working with your homeowners association, condominium association or cooperative, your decisions can have a profound financial impact. Professional guidance can make the difference between prosperity and distress for yourself and your neighbors.
To ensure that you have the expert guidance you need to manage your community's assets, look for managers who have earned the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) credential.
The CMCA certification provides standards for association management that can give homeowners and boards confidence in their manager's knowledge and ability to provide professional service. It is the only worldwide certification program designed exclusively for community association managers.
As a CMCA, I have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge needed to manage your association. As part of my part of my commitment to maintaining my CMCA, I must uphold the ethical standards for community association management and continue to educate myself on the issues we face every day.
If you are looking for a qualified manager, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how I can help your community. Please contact me for more information how I can provide you with the professional service you deserve.
[Your signature and contact information]
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Social Media Posts
- I've taken my career to the next level. I just earned the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential.
- I passed the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam. Now I'm certified to manage community associations around the world.
- I'm a board-certified manager now. I just passed the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam.
- I passed the CMCA exam and am now certified by the only accredited program in the world exclusively for community association managers.
- I earned The Essential Credential today. I'm a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) now.
- I am so psyched, I just passed the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam. It wasn't easy! It is a really difficult examination that thoroughly tests the knowledge required to be a community association manager.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Your name or company/association media contact]
[City/Metro Area] Community Association Manager
Earns International Certification
[City, State-Date]—[Your full name, title, company/association name, city] has been named a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). The board administers the CMCA examination, a rigorous test that measures knowledge of community management best practices. [Last Name] joins more than 19,000 CMCAs worldwide who have demonstrated the skills essential for managing homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives.
[Insert personal biographical information if desired.]
[Insert company /association information if desired. Portfolio managers should note how many communities they manage.]
More than 70 million Americans live in an estimated 345,000 association-governed communities, and many of those communities entrust their management to CMCAs. These skilled professionals are trained in the evolving complexities of community association management. CMCA-certified managers have the expertise needed to safeguard the assets of community associations, protecting home values and providing homeowners with peace of mind.
The CMCA is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and complies with the NCCA's stringent international standards for a professional certification program.
CAMICB is an independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. It is the first and only organization created solely to certify community association managers and enhance the professional practice of community association management.
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Display your CMCA certificate
Frame your certificate, and hang it in a visible area of your office. Visit
www.framingsuccess.com and enter CAMICB for a discount on great frames.
Wear your CMCA lapel pin
Wear your pin at the office, at meetings and at events. E-mail
email@example.com for a new pin.
Include your CMCA credential in all communications
Your credential creates a positive image and increases awareness of the profession of community association management. When discussing what you do for a living, be sure to mention that you are a CMCA. Include your credential on your resume and professional biography, and include a brief description about its value.
Use the CMCA acronym after your name wherever possible, including:
- Business cards
- E-mail signatures
- Letters and reports
- Memos and faxes
- Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blog postings
- Directories and listings
Speak at events
Take advantage of community events, professional meetings and CAI chapter events to speak about your CMCA and why communities benefit from hiring credentialed professionals. Use the CMCA brochure as a guide, and wear your lapel pin to create visibility and spark conversation. The greater the awareness of the CMCA credential, the greater the value to your career.
Work with your organization/association
Ask your organization to help promote the CMCA credential by posting the following message on their website with a list of their certified managers.
Board Certified: Congratulations to our newest CMCAs! The CMCA credential is the only worldwide certification program for community association managers and demonstrates that these managers have met requirements for managing condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations. [list of managers with CMCA credential]
Leave CMCA brochures in your company's lobby or community common area to inform homeowners about the credential. Contact CAMICB to obtain CMCA brochures.
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Promote your CMCA online
CMCA Digital Badge: This badge is a digital representation of your CMCA credential, consisting of an image and metadata linked specifically to you. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, personal websites, digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your CMCA Digital Badge.
cmcacorner.com and get connected with your peers. CMCA Corner is an online neighborhood for community association managers to share professional interests, experience and information related to community association management.
Facebook: Become a CMCA fan and share the great things happening in your community. The CMCA Facebook fan page is a place for CMCAs, board members, volunteers and neighbors to post stories and photos about community activities and events. Each quarter we will hold a contest for the best entry. Log onto your Facebook account, search CMCA and become our fan.
LinkedIn: The CMCA Group on Linked In will help you fully leverage your professional network and discover a wealth of new business contacts. To join, log onto your LinkedIn account, search for the CMCA group and send a request to join.
There are more than 19,000 CMCAs worldwide. Welcome to your new community online!
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