What is a CMCA?

community association managers

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:

  • The CMCA can be obtained with a minimal investment in time.
  • With just a few days in the required prerequisite course, one day for the exam, and time in between to study, you can be on your way to receiving your certification.
  • The CMCA can be obtained at a relatively low cost, yet it’s a great investment in your future.
  • 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, 18% more than non-credentialed community association managers.