California Association of Community Managers
The Value of Manager Membership

  It is important for me to be involved with CACM because of the ongoing opportunity for growth, sharing of knowledge and camaraderie it brings to my career. Participating in industry courses, sharing my experiences and learning from others provides a great sense of community.

-Allison Muscat
Action Property Management, Inc., ACMB

Individual Membership

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Manager MembershipJOIN OUR STATEWIDE NETWORK of more than 2,300 community association managers! As an active CACM manager member, you'll have access to exclusive benefits and enjoy opportunities geared toward advancing your career, exposing you to new ideas, keeping you up on best practices and connecting you with valuable contacts.

Your membership with CACM will give you a competitive edge by providing you with updates on ever-changing issues and the latest advancements, trends and legislation impacting the community management industry.

CACM offers individual manager members an extraordinary assortment of professional development, networking and event opportunities. Benefits vary according to membership level. As the name suggests, Apprentice membership provides a low-cost introduction to CACM and the industry, but has limited benefits. Pro level membership has a slightly higher cost, but many more benefits, and savings associated with those benefits quickly add up. And the comprehensive ProPlus level has the highest cost, but quickly pays for itself.

























Training and Heightened Professionalism

CACM is the leading provider of California-specific community management education and offers more than 200 courses and events annually. These quality educational offerings are designed to give California community managers the education they need to be successful.
Certification and Designations
Pursue the certifications and designations that best match your interests and responsibilities. Becoming a Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) demonstrates that you have the fundamental knowledge needed to manage a community association. We also offer a Community Association Financial Management (CAFM) certification and a designation for Community Association Management Executives (CAMEx). We offer Specialty Certificate Programs in High Rise, Large Scale, Portfolio Management and New Development Community Management. You can earn designations in addition to the certificate, including adjunct specialty designations for Age-Restricted Adult Community Management and Commercial & Industrial CID Management. CACMs Master of Community Association Management (MCAM) is the highest California community association management certification available.

Professional Tools
CACM offers individual members exclusive access to the online Manager Toolkit, which includes a variety of tools and templates designed to make your job easier. Individuals will find a Davis-Stirling Recodification Table, a Management Report Template, Sample Annual Disclosure Letters, newsletter content and much, much more.

Board Education Tools
Looking for information to educate your board of directors? The online Manager Toolkit provides several useful tools, including Sample Meeting Conduct Rules, Board Member Commitment Pledge, Rule Change Procedure Chart, Board Member Code of Ethics, and more.

Resource Guide
A free listing and complimentary copy of this comprehensive directory is provided to members annually. The Resource Guide connects you with professional associates and business partners throughout the state.

Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice
These standards are adopted by the CACM Board of Directors as the official rules of conduct when performing services related to the practice of community association management. Commitment to this code provides satisfaction and pride in belonging to a group of highly ethical peers.

Board Packet Materials
Refer to the "In the Boardroom" ongoing feature in Vision magazine, order free copies of the brochure "Is Your Community Manager Certified?" or find articles, statistics and other important information pertaining to the CID industry in the Resources section.

Informative Publications
Manager members receive complimentary subscriptions to the following CACM publications:
Vision magazineVision: CACM's quarterly, full-color magazine presents informative articles regarding the latest trends, technical items and matters of professional development to community managers.
Law Journal: A quarterly newsletter providing easily understood interpretations of legal matters, including our extremely popular annual new case law issue, as well as a regularly featured Legal Directory that lists legal professionals serving the CID industry.
myCommunity: A monthly e-newsletter that keeps members informed about upcoming CACM events, new programs and courses, announcements, tips and industry developments.

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.

Networking Events
CACMs year-round events provide valuable face-to-face time with fellow managers and local service providers, allowing you better opportunities to create lasting, beneficial business relationships. Even better, CACM events are only open to professional community managers and support staff, so you can network and freely share ideas with business professionals who share your challenges.

Member Discounts
CACM individual members receive discounted registration prices for all events and courses, as well as discounted CCAM, CAFM certification and Specialty and MCAM certification fees.