California Association of Community Managers

MCAM Recertification

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The Master of Community Association Manager (MCAM) is the highest professional recognition available for California community association managers, meaning continuing education is essential to maintaining the prestige of this certification. The MCAM recertification requirements are designed to keep you focused on advanced education, ethical business practices and California’s ever-changing laws.

You have the flexibility to pursue continuing education units in a variety of ways, whether through CACM’s advanced course offerings or our annual events throughout the state. MCAM managers must satisfy these recertification requirements every three years, starting from the first official MCAM certification date.

Requirements for MCAM Recertification
MCAMs must meet the following continuing education requirements as part of the recertification process every three years:

  1. Earn a total of 20 continuing education units (CEUs). 

  2. Successfully complete a maximum of one CACM Ethics-related course, either CMM230 Ethics for Recertification (online) or LDR500 Leadership Values and Ethical Decision Making (4 CEUs, which are applied to the 20 CEU requirement). Prerequisites apply to CMM230 and LDR500. Search for upcoming offerings. The basic Ethics CMM130 live course that you took in order to become certified no longer offers CEUs and may now ONLY be taken by those becoming certified for the first time.

  3. Attend at least one full CACM Law Seminar (8 CEUs, which are applied to the 20 CEU requirement). Annual attendance is recommended, as MCAMs 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, an MCAM 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 MCAM annual certification maintenance fee is $105 for 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 MCAM credential will expire on the anniversary of your current renewal date.

In addition, MCAMs 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.
MCAM Recertification Application
After completing the 20 CEUs as stated above and verifying you meet the eligibility requirements for MCAM recertification, you will need to complete and submit an MCAM 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 MCAM certification, contact CACM Certification at 949.916.2226, ext. 319, or Or, look for your MCAM recertification questions in our Frequently Asked Questions.