Community Association Managers & Firms - Hot Topics/Important Information
RULE 61E14-2.001 – Standards of Professional Conduct
At its May 15, 2020 meeting, the Council approved additional language to address the requirements of advertisement or advertising by licensed community association managers. For more information, click here.
RULE 61E14-1.001 – Prelicensure Education Requirements
At its August 21, 2020 meeting, the Council approved language that allows an applicant for community association manager to meet prelicensure education requirements by taking interactive, real-time courses. A definition of “interactive, real-time course” is included. For more information, click here.
On May 17, 2019, the Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers voted to decrease pre-licensure education hours from 18 hours to 16 hours to reduce burdens on persons seeking licensure as a Community Association Manager (CAM). The Council also voted to reduce continuing education hours from 20 hours to 15 hours for persons seeking to renew a license as a CAM and for persons seeking to reactivate an inactive or delinquent CAM license.
These changes will be effective August 15, 2019.
Paperless Licensing, effective 06/07/2018
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license community association managers and community association management firms in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for community association managers and community association management firms. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.
Statement of the Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers regarding Supreme Court Advisory Opinion No. SC13-889, “Activities of Community Association Managers”
On May 14, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court issued Advisory Opinion SC13-889, The Florida Bar Re: Advisory Opinion – Activities of Community Association Managers (“Opinion”). The Opinion, which has the same force as any order of the Court, identifies a number of activities within the field of community association management which constitute the practice of law. The full Opinion can be obtained at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2015/sc13-889.pdf.
The Council encourages all CAMs licensees to carefully read the Supreme Court opinion and consult with their legal advisors to obtain legal advice that is specific to their individual facts and circumstances. The Council has no statutory authority to issue any opinion, comments, or guidance regarding the Opinion, including inter-relations between the Opinion and Florida Statutes relating to the practice of community association management.
The opinion specifically addresses the Unlicensed Practice of Law (“UPL”). Neither the Council nor the Department of Business and Professional Regulation have jurisdiction or authority to investigate or act upon UPL complaints. UPL is investigated, and if necessary, prosecuted, by the Florida Bar, and carries potential criminal penalties.
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