Are you putting your most valuable assets in the hands of the most qualified professionals?
Why communities should hire a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
As a board member, trustee, or volunteer leader working with your association or cooperative, you have fiduciary responsibilities that obligate you to make decisions that can have a profound financial and social impact on your community. Receiving professional and accurate advice and guidance on issues such as reserves, maintenance, insurance, budgets, governance, contracts, the law, and rules enforcement can mean the difference between prosperity and disaster.
Many experts who work in these fields must earn degrees and pass tests to be certified. So why would a board risk hiring a professional who may not be qualified to look after their homes and their community?
Why management companies should hire a CMCA
In the growing and competitive field of community management, clients demand skilled managers who will deliver superior service. Community leaders are looking to hire companies that employ qualified professionals. By hiring only certified managers, you will instill confidence and demonstrate a commitment to providing your clients with quality professional services. In return, you'll be better able to retain clients and build your business.
What to look for
To help ensure that you have the expert guidance needed to manage your community's assets most effectively, look for professionals with the Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA) certification.
Administered by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB), the CMCA program helps ensure that managers have the knowledge, experience, and integrity to provide the best possible service to your association. If your manager holds the CMCA certification, he or she has made an investment in management as a career and profession.
How managers earn the CMCA
The CMCA program is the only national certification program designed exclusively for condominium, cooperative, and homeowner association managers.
The CMCA certification recognizes professionals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge needed to manage community associations.
Managers with this certification have:
- Successfully completed a pre-approved prerequisite course on community association management, had five years of community association management experience, or hold an active license/credential from Arizona, California, Florida or Nevada.
- Passed the CMCA Examination, administered by CAMICB.
Along with adhering to standards of professional conduct, CMCA certified managers must continue their education with additional coursework every two years to maintain their certification.
How to find a certified professional
- Visit the Directory of Credentialed Professionals. From there, you can search the database for credentialed managers in your area.
- Please call CAMICB at 703.970.9300 or toll-free at 866.779.CMCA, or email email@example.com if you need assistance with your search.
- During the hiring process, ask candidates if they hold a professional certification.
- Look for the certification letters CMCA behind the names of professionals whom you might hire.