The CAMICB Board of Commissioners met yesterday and approved a new continuing education policy for individuals seeking CMCA recertification. The policy is as follows:
CMCA recertification requires the completion of 16 hours of continuing education within a two-year certification period. Current CAMICB policy states credit hours may be earned only for education that meets either of the following criteria:
- It pertains to community association operations or management
- It contributes to the professional development of the CMCA
Further continuing education credit specifications include:
- Educational courses are offered by approved course providers.
- One half of the continuing education credits may be obtained through in-house training courses.
- Local law seminars and local college or university courses pertaining to accounting, business practices, computers, or foreign language will count toward the continuing education requirement
- Courses related to buying and selling real estate are not acceptable.
- Self-study credit must be pre-approved by CAMICB and is limited to no more than four hours every two years.
- Teaching a course related to community association management can qualify for credit.
- Publishing an article in a regional or national community association publication may qualify for credit.
- One hour of credit equals one hour attended.
- Credit for a course may only be submitted one time per recertification cycle.
- Online learning must be interactive. Interactive coursework is defined as requiring proof of participation.
The CAMICB Continuing Education Review Committee has reviewed and approved a list of coursework for CMCA recertification continuing education credit. This list can be found on our website.
Coursework approved by a state regulatory agency for manager licensing requirements will be approved for CMCA recertification continuing education credit. These states currently include: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia.
Community association management company in-house training material must be reviewed and approved by the CAMICB Continuing Education Review Committee. Only one half or eight (8) continuing education credits may be obtained through pre-approved in-house training courses.
CMCA prerequisite coursework is also approved for continuing education. CMCAs may not use the coursework to meet both examination eligibility and continuing education requirements. For example, if a CMCA used CAI’s M100: The Essentials of Community Association Management as their prerequisite education to sit for the CMCA examination, they may not submit it for CMCA recertification continuing education credit.
Coursework which meets the standard criteria may be submitted for review and approval to CAMICB. If proposed coursework is judged to meet the criteria set forth, it will be approved for a two-year cycle.
Coursework which has been previously approved by CAMICB, may be re-submitted for staff approval in consecutive years, if the coursework has not been altered between years.
A CMCA may seek approval from CAMICB for a course not provided by a pre-approved course provider. CAMICB staff will review the learning objectives and credit allocation to determine eligibility. CAMICB staff may consult a member of the Continuing Education Review Committee when necessary.
The changes mostly pertain to the approval of coursework. Check to make sure your CE course providers have been approved by CAMICB by checking our online list . If they haven’t, send over the course info (I.e. learning objectives, outline, etc.) to our Recertification Associate, Rachel LaCroix at email@example.com. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.