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​​​C​MCA Program Overview

The Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) is the only international certification program designed exclusively for homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives managers. The CMCA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge required to manage community associations.

Association homeowners, board members, and management companies seek qualified professionals to manage their communities. Obtaining the CMCA certification will give you and your employer confidence that you have the specialized skills they need.Essential Credential.jpg

Earning the CMCA is the first step toward building your professional image and expertise.  The Foundation for Community Association Research's (FCAR) Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey​ shows that managers who obtained CMCA certification earn, on average, 20% more than non-credentialed community association managers.

Community managers interested in obtaining the CMCA certification can do so by following these three steps.

Step One:

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

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

Step Three:
Successfully pass the CMCA examination. Prepare yourself for the professional challenges you face daily and boost your career.

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