California Association of Community Managers
The Value of CCAM Certification

  A CCAM designation has personally benefited me in every aspect of my career. The fact that I belong to an organization that offers a designation, follows a code of ethics and continually educates its members, provides existing and potential clients with a degree of confidence in my professionalism that otherwise might not exist.

-Melinda Young, CCAM
Walters Management, ACMB

CCAM Recertification

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The Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) certification is an achievement associated with the latest industry standards. In order to stay up-to-date on key industry issues, CCAM managers need to pursue continuing education.

The CCAM recertification requirements are designed to keep you operating at your best and ensure the CCAM designation remains a symbol of commitment and best industry practices. CCAM managers must satisfy these recertification requirements every three years, starting from the first official certification date.

Continuing Education RequirementsCCAM recertification
CCAMs must meet the following continuing education requirements as part of the recertification process every three years:

  1. Earn at least 30 continuing education units (CEUs). Review all eligible courses, events and offerings by browsing online.

  2. Successfully complete a minimum of one CACM Ethics course (4 CEUs) which is applied to the 30 CEU requirement.

    FYI – new change…  

    The basic Ethics CMM130 live course that you took in order to become certified no longer offers CEUs.

    The basic Ethics CMM130 live course may now ONLY be taken by those becoming certified for the first time.

    If you have certified but never REcertified - your new Ethics options for REcertification is;

    1. Online Ethics for Recertification CMM230 $169 (Online course which requires online exam to be passed within 14 days of registration date)

    If you have REcertified already - your new Ethics options for REcertification are;

    1. Advanced Ethics; Leadership & Decision Making LDR500 $149 (Live course/requires no exam)
    2. Online Ethics for Recertification CMM230 $169 (Online course which requires online exam to be passed within 14 days of registration date)

    The LDR500 Advanced Ethics: Leadership & Decision Making may be taken ONLY if you have completed a full RE-certification cycle (so after your first 3 year recertification period) Search for upcoming offerings.

  3. Attend at least one full CACM Law Seminar (8 CEUs, which are applied to the 30 CEU requirement). Annual attendance is recommended, as CCAMs gain valuable legislative updates and earn 8 CEUs for each fully attended CACM Law Seminar. CACM offers two Law Seminar events annually:  

    Northern California Law Seminar & Expo
    Southern California Law Seminar & Expo

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the CEU requirements mentioned above, a CCAM who would like to recertify must remain in good standing -- meaning he/she keeps current with all event, education, certification maintenance and membership fees where applicable. The CCAM annual certification maintenance fee is $105 for CACM members and $500 for non-members.
The individual must also currently be employed in the practice of (or seeking employment as) a community association manager. If you are unable to meet these eligibility requirements, your CCAM credential will expire on the anniversary of your current renewal date.

In addition, CCAMs may be terminated from the program for non-payment of fees, failure to complete recertification requirements or violations of the CACM Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice.
CCAM Recertification Application
After completing the 30 CEUs as stated above and verifying you meet the eligibility requirements for CCAM recertification, complete and submit a CCAM Recertification Application within 30 days of your expiration deadline. Applications will be processed the month of the recertification deadline. There is no fee for the recertification application.

For more information regarding CCAM certification, contact CACM’s Credentialing Administrator at 949.916.2226, ext. 319, or Or, look for your CCAM recertification questions in our Frequently Asked Questions.