Community Association Managers & Firms

Community Association Managers & Firms

Krista Woodard, Executive Director

The Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers duties relate to licensure examination, continuing education requirements, continuing education providers, fees and professional practice standards relative to the Community Association Manager profession. The Council holds quarterly meetings and engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Getting Started In Community Association Managers

In general the term “community association” means a residential homeowners’ association in which membership is a condition of ownership of a unit or of a lot for a home or a mobile home or of a townhouse, villa, condominium, cooperative, or other residential unit which is part of a planned unit development or residential development scheme and which is authorized to impose a fee which may become a lien on the parcel.

Community Association Manager

CAM – A “community association manager” means a person who is licensed to perform community association management services including the following:

  • Practices requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and managerial skill when done for remuneration and when the association or associations served contain more than 10 units or have an annual budget or budgets in excess of $100,000;
  • controlling or disbursing funds of a community association;
  • preparing budgets or other financial documents for a community association;
  • assisting in the noticing or conduct of community association meetings;
  • coordinating maintenance for the residential development and other day-to-day services involved with the operation of a community association.

A person who performs clerical or ministerial functions under the direct supervision and control of a licensed manager or who is charged only with performing the maintenance of a community association and who does not assist in any of the management services described above is not required to be licensed.

Community Association Management Firm

CAB – A “community association management firm” means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust, association, sole proprietorship, or other similar organization engaging in the business of community association management for the purpose of providing any of the services described above.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

Community Association Management Firm

Examination Information

DBPR offers examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for an examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including to schedule an examination, visit the Examination Information page.

List of approved providers of pre-licensure education for community association manager applicants

Fee Waiver Applications

Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.

Education Course List

Continuing Education (Elective, Insurance, Legal Update, Operation of Physical Property)

You may also use the department’s Find a CE Course tool to locate specific subject areas or course topics.

License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Community Association Managers 15 hours of CE – minimum of 3 hours of legal update seminars; 3 hours on insurance and financial management topics relating to community association management; 3 hours on the operation of the association’s physical property; 3 hours on human resources topics relating to community association management – topics may include, but are not limited to, disaster preparedness, employee relations, and communications skills for effectively dealing with residents and vendors; and 3 hours of additional instruction in any area described in Rule 61-20.508(3)(b),(c) or (d) Florida Administrative Code, or any course or courses directly related to the management or administration of community associations. $105.00 9/30/EVEN Year
Community Association Firms N/A $105.00 9/30/ODD Year

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040