NBC-CAM encourages and supports self-regulation of the community association management profession. Self-regulation of an industry is an industry or group that exercises some degree of regulatory authority over their industry or profession. The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) has developed the CMCA® certification to provide for self-regulation of the community management profession. The CMCA certification was created by leaders in the community association management profession and it has the necessary components for a successful self-regulatory program - an accredited examination that measures the required knowledge and competency, strict standards of professional and ethical conduct and a widely recognized professional certification.
In some states, it has been determined that a state government program is required to regulate the community management profession locally. NBC-CAM encourages these state regulatory programs to recognize that successful community association management requires substantial knowledge and skill. The certification program created by NBC-CAM established national standard of fundamental knowledge for community association managers. This program offers substantial benefits and assurance to all constituent groups, including homeowners, community associations, community association managers, legislatures and regulatory agencies.
The following states have passed laws and regulations governing the practice of community association management: Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada and Virginia. Community associations and their boards need to be assured their community association managers have the fundamental knowledge necessary to manage effectively.
District of Columbia
Note: Given the changes that states may make in this area, contact NBC-CAM or individual state regulators for the most current licensing or registration requirements.