CMCA - Certified Manager of Community Associations
The Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) is the only international certification program designed exclusively for managers of homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives. The CMCA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge required to manage community associations.
Association homeowners and board members as well as management companies seek qualified professionals to manage their communities. Obtaining the CMCA certification will give both you and your employer confidence that you have the specialized skills they need.
For a small investment in time and money, you can earn this certification and be recognized as a committed professional:
Earning the CMCA is the first step toward building your professional image and expertise. After earning the CMCA, you will be on your way to earning additional community management credentials, such as CAI's Association Management Specialist® (AMS®) and Professional Community Association Manager® (PCAM®) designations. CAI's Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey shows that managers who obtained CMCA certification earn, on average, 20% more than non-credentialed community association managers.
AMS - Association Management Specialist
The second level in the career development track for community association managers.
The AMS designation demonstrates a higher level of commitment to your career and the community association industry. An AMS designation is recommended for managers who want to enhance their career opportunities by increasing their knowledge and expertise.
PCAM - Professional Community Association Manager
The pinnacle of community association management. The PCAM designation is the highest professional recognition available nationwide to managers who specialize in community association management. Earn your PCAM and join the elite—the select—the best.
Recommended for experienced managers who want to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge and who wish to be recognized as one of the best and most experienced managers in the nation.