California Association of Community Managers
The Value of MCAM Certification

  As managers, we often serve as consultants for HOA boards of directors. Our credibility is sustained only when we are able to provide accurate and current information on a wide range of topics that HOAs encounter on a daily basis. The MCAM designation demonstrates to my homeowners that education is important to me because it will ultimately benefit them.

-Darren Shaw, MCAM-LS
Villages Golf & Country Club

MCAM Certification

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THE ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT for community association managers, the Master of Community Association Management (MCAM) certification is the highest professional recognition available for California community association managers.

Earning the MCAM
Experienced community managers can earn the MCAM in 4 steps:

  1. Earn a Specialty Certificate in one of the management specializations and successfully complete the additional required coursework:

  2. MCAM certificationHold the CCAM certification in good standing for a minimum of six consecutive years at time of application.

  3. Submit the MCAM Application and processing fee (coursework and Specialty Certificate may be applied up to six years from completion).

  4. Upon acceptance, successfully complete a three-part comprehensive assessment comprised of a 100 question multiple choice exam, written solution-based essay and oral presentation.
Learn more about MCAM certification requirements and application guidelines.

Displaying and Maintaining the MCAM
Once CACM has determined all program and application requirements have been met, you will receive an official notification congratulating you on earning the MCAM. You can start to list the MCAM designation after your name once you receive this official certification notice; the MCAM will now replace your CCAM designation. In addition, you will receive an MCAM certificate in the mail that is ready to be framed and displayed.

Your MCAM certification is valid for three years, which means you will have three years from the date you were officially certified by CACM to complete the continuing education requirements for MCAM recertification. CCAM maintenance is no longer required. Learn more about MCAM recertification.

For more information regarding MCAM certification, contact CACM Certification at 949.916.2226, ext. 319, or Or, look for your MCAM certification questions in our Frequently Asked Questions.