California Certified Industry Partner (CCIP)

Professional Certification for Service Providers in the Community Management Industry


The California Certified Industry Partner (CCIP) is an important step in your professional growth. Achieving the CCIP shows you are knowledgeable in how community associations operate, and the role community managers, boards and service providers play in achieving operational success. The CCIP also provides ethical guidelines to apply when working with community managers and homeowners’ associations.

Industry partners who have earned the CCIP certification are able to engage with community managers more effectively since they have an understanding and knowledge of what community managers do and how they can support community managers and HOA boards.

Earning the CCIP

Industry Partners can earn the CCIP in 4 steps:

STEP 1: Become a member

STEP 2: Complete and pass the required courses, included required exams, of

  1. CIP100 – HOA Core Principles for Industry Providers
  2. CIP200 – Enhance Your Professional Presence – Industry Partner
  3. CIP300 – Foundational Ethics for Industry Partners

STEP 3: Email a completed CCIP Certification Application and submit fees to

STEP 4:  Request each of your three references to email their recommendation form directly to

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

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.