Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®)

Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB), formerly NBC-CAM, was established by Community Associations Institute (CAI) in 1995 as an independent nonprofit that develops and administers the CMCA certification program. CAI created the program in response to a need for stringent community association management professional standards and to establish community association management as a distinct profession - defined by a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and mastery of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to serve effectively as a community association manager

The CMCA offers a level of protection to homeowners and their communities by offering a trusted credential awarded only to professional managers who have demonstrated competency in the defined body of knowledge of a community association manager.

Certified Manager of Community Associations

Steps to earning this credential:

  1. Meet the prerequisite requirement by obtaining ONE of the following:
    • Education
      Successfully complete the M-100 CA Edition: The Essentials of Community Management
    • Experience
      If you have at least 5 years of experience as a community association manager, you can receive a one-time waiver of the prerequisite course.
    • License or Credential
      Hold an active California CCAM, Arizona CAAM, Florida CAM, Nevada CAM, Illinois CAM, or Colorado CAM.
  2. Complete and submit the CMCA Application at www.camicb.org.
  3. Pass the CMCA exam (120 questions) and comply with the CAMICB Standards of Professional Conduct.

Application Fee:


Steps to maintaining the CMCA Certification: