California Association of Community Managers
The Value of Business Membership

  Involvement in CACM is one of the defining characteristics of a professional management business. Similarly, manager members of CACM demonstrate a commitment to excellence and upholding the highest standard of practice. That speaks volumes to employers and community associations alike.

– Brent Kocal,
The Management Trust -
Northern California, ACMB

Business Membership

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management businesses membershipAT CACM, WE UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES management businesses face daily. We're highly engaged in providing solutions to help you operate your business more effectively and efficiently. Although we traditionally have been known for education and credentialing - and we continue to be California's leader in both areas - we now offer a family of products and services designed specifically to meet the needs of community management businesses.


CACM offers business members real-time solutions to help their California community management businesses operate more efficiently and effectively. Benefits vary according to membership level. As the name suggests, StartUp membership provides a low-cost introduction to CACM and the industry, but has limited benefits. Business level membership has a slightly higher cost, but many more benefits, and savings associated with those benefits quickly add up. And the comprehensive BusinessPlus plan has the highest cost, but quickly pays for itself.

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Professional HR and Benefits Program
Cost-effectively outsource your HR service requirements such as payroll, healthcare, 401K and workers compensation through a trusted CACM allied service provider.
Risk Protection Program
Mitigate risk and protect your business through a trusted CACM allied service provider  that combines risk management services with industry specific insurance programs.
Asset Protection Compliance Program
Reduce the time and frustration spent vetting service providers, reduce liability and gain greater assurance that service providers are maintaining adequate insurance and licensing by letting the professionals manage those responsibilities for you.
Access to Employee Talent Pool
Our unique identification, hiring and development programs help you build the highly qualified workforce you need to manage your communities.
Annual Individual Manager Membership at No Charge
A complimentary annual membership renewal for your company's CEO or another firm member ($235 value). Learn more about CACM Manager Member benefits.
Resource Guide Listing & Discount
CACM's annual Resource Guide is a comprehensive printed directory of California community managers, management businesses and service providers. Not only do business members receive a free basic listing in this popular industry guide, but they also receive a complimentary copy and a 25% discount off the purchase price of additional copies.
Online Directory Listing
CACM's Management online directory for business members ( allows prospective HOA clients to search for management companies by region, services offered, size and types of properties managed, and ACMB accreditation. Listings are only available to business members, and CACM actively refers board members and consumers in need of management services to this exclusive online directory.

Member Rate for Staff Event Registration

Management business staff receive the member rate on CACM event registrations.
Referrals to Board Members
We are proud to be a reference for our members! CACM receives regular calls from board members and associations seeking professional assistance; we continually recommend the quality services of our valued management business members.
Added Prestige
In an extra effort to raise professional industry standards, several business members have achieved the Accredited Community Management Business (ACMB) accreditation, a program available only to our business members. Learn more about this program and how it can help your business stand out as a leader in the industry.

Complimentary Brochures
Access complimentary copies of the following brochures to help you educate your clients and promote the professionalism of the industry:

CACM Career Brochure
A brochure designed to increase awareness among professionals about the community association management profession.
Is Your Community Association Manager Certified?
This is a valuable tool to help you educate your boards about the value of the CCAM designation. Learn more about the CCAM certification program.CID Briefing Booklet 
Common Interest Developments: The Growing Lifestyle Choice for Californians
This award-winning briefing booklet was created as an educational tool for CACM members, as well as legislators in Sacramento. The booklet details the California CID industry's growth, structure and management, social benefits, applicable legislation, trend projections and more.

A Voice in Sacramento
CACM plays an active role in Sacramento, where new legislation and regulations are changing the way community association managers do business. Not only are member interests represented at the Capitol, but CACM also regularly informs members of legislative activity impacting their careers and communities.