In Maryland and Delaware, managers are not required to have a license to manage a community. The Community Association Institute (CAI) offers classes and designations for managers who complete courses of study. The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) also provides managers the opportunity to earn the Certified Managers of Community Associations (CMCA) designation.
To earn the designation you need to:
- Complete one course on community management or have worked as a community manager for over 5 years.
- Submit an application.
- Pass the Certified Manager of Community Association exam. The exam tests participants on facility maintenance and administrative maintenance. The administrative portion includes topics regarding accounting, risk management (insurance), and adherence to governing documents.
Managers who earn this designation sign a Standards of Professional Conduct and are held accountable with enforcement of these standards.
When looking for professional management, consider checking to see if your manager has obtained this designation.
Deeley Insurance Group supports education efforts of homeowners, Boards and managers. We applaud the efforts and time involved to make our community associations strong.