Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM)

Achieve Your CCAM


The Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) is the first stop on your professional pathway. Achieving the CCAM will ensure you are proficient in best business practices, California-specific laws and ethical guidelines to apply when managing community associations.

Community managers who have earned the CCAM certification are able to manage communities more effectively, which creates an atmosphere of mutual trust between board members, homeowners and the manager. Make an investment in your career by starting the CCAM certification program now!

Earning the CCAM

Community managers can earn the CCAM in 4 steps:

STEP 1: Become a member

STEP 2: Complete and pass the required courses of The Basics of Association Management (BAM), California Law Series and Foundational Ethics for Community Managers.

STEP 3: Email a completed CCAM Certification Application to certification@cacm.org.

STEP 4: Request each of your three references to email their recommendation form directly to certification@cacm.org.

Though you may begin the certification process without having HOA industry experience by completing the three required CCAM certification courses; a minimum of six months community association management experience is required in order to submit the CCAM certification application.

If you previously held a CCAM designation or currently hold a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification from Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB), you may be qualified to earn the CCAM designation under the alternative path.  Please contact the Education Department at education@cacm.org to learn more.

Have questions? Need assistance? CACM invests in our members’ educational goals by providing a personalized plan. Reach out to CACM’s Education and Credentialing Advisor to discover your professional pathway to success.