California Association of Community Managers
The Value of CCAM Certification

  I advise all community association managers - no matter how long you've been in the industry to get your CCAM because it does nothing but help your case when you are talking to your residents, your board of directors and your employees.

- Christian Ellingson, CCAM
Smith Ranch Homes

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As a community manager, credibility counts with your clients, board members and homeowners. They need a community manager with expertise – someone who can answer questions, offer solid advice and provide solutions. Be the expert they need by pursuing CACM’s certification programs.

Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)
Start here to build a solid community management knowledge base through fundamental coursework and continuing education.

Pursue the CCAM certification if you are a community manager who wants to:
  • Gain California-specific management training
  • Implement ethical standards and best business practices
  • Inspire confidence among board members and employers
  • Work toward a Specialty Certificate and/or the MCAM certification
Specialty Certificate Programs

Next, take your expertise to a higher level by focusing on a specific community management specialization – high rise, large scale, or portfolio.

Pursue a Specialty Certificate if you are a community manager who wants to:
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of a management specialization
  • Enhance your risk management and HR skills
  • Bring added value to your association(s)
  • Work toward the MCAM certification
Master of Community Association Management (MCAM)
Aspire to earn the highest professional recognition available for California community managers, which is a testament to your dedication to excellence.

Pursue the MCAM certification if you are a community manager who wants to:
  • Gain advanced management and problem-solving skills
  • Learn to lead through a strong ethical framework
  • Effectively implement Policy Governance with your board(s)
  • Focus on higher education and career growth



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