Who We Are

Inspiring professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship – ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international membership organization dedicated to Building Better Communities. For (50) years, CAI has been the leader in providing education, resources, and advocacy to the volunteer homeowners and board members who govern community associations and the professional community managers and service providers who support them. CAI has more than 45,000 members in 63 chapters worldwide. Eight of these chapters, representing 7,000 members, comprise CAI-California.

Approximately 14,300,000 Californians live in 4,947,000 homes in more than 50,010 community associations. By 2040, the community association model is expected to become the most common form of housing resulting in a growing need for Common Interest Development (CID) managers. CAI is dedicated to coming alongside CID managers and helping them succeed in this career path by offering California specific education and credentialing.



Community Manager Membership

Elevate your career by joining CAI, earn professional credentials, and excel as an industry leader.

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Management Company Membership

Market your management company, expand your client base, access tools, resources, and information.
(one individual manager membership included)

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