The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®)—The Essential Credential™.
NBC-CAM is the professional accreditation body for more than 10,000 community association managers worldwide. CMCAs manage condominium associations, homeowner associations, resort communities and commercial tenant associations.
Community Associations Institute (CAI) created NBC-CAM in 1995 as an independent, yet affiliated, nonprofit that develops and administers the CMCA certification program. CAI created the program in response to a need for stringent professional standards of community association management.
Why a certification program?
Managing a community is like managing a business. Good managers have skills in budgeting and financial management, contract management, facilities maintenance, governance, insurance and risk management, reserves and rules enforcement.
Professionals who earn the CMCA certification have demonstrated knowledge and skills in these areas so they can effectively manage community associations.
International Standards for Certification Programs
NBC-CAM adheres to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies' (NCCA) guidelines. The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies which means it complies with NCCA's stringent standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose, structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures. Accreditation validates the integrity of the program and is a mark of quality.
NBC-CAM is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners. Six commissioners are certified community association managers and three represent the public's interests.
For more information on NBC-CAM, please call us at 703.970.9300 or 866.779.CMCA (toll free) or e-mail email@example.com.