California Association of Community Managers

Certification Challenge Courses

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CACM Certification "Challenge" courses offer managers a convenient way to take both the BAM Series and the California Law Series courses.

Correspondence Courses

Certification “Challenge” courses (online);


  1. Basics of Association Management (BAM) CMM101-CMM102 (a 2 day series) - (BAM 1 & BAM 2 each require an online exam) = $365 
  2. California Law CMM121-CMM124 (a 2 day series) - (Module 1, 2, 3 & 4 each require an online exam) = $465


BAM & CA Law may be taken two ways; 1.) Two day live course in a classroom setting or 2.) Via “Challenge” (online).


Please note: These courses are required for CCAM certification; they are NOT eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). 


The “Challenge” means once you register online you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to access the online course materials and online exams.

The “Challenge” online option is suggested for those with industry experience and/or those who learn equally well online compared to a live course.

Given the amount of material covered within the “Challenge” online option, this process may take longer to review course material and complete/pass required online exams, especially within the CA Law course.


FYI; Ethics for Community Managers CMM130 is also a required course to become certified; however, this is NOT offered via “Challenge” – it is 4 hour live course.