Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers
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.
Important Information (Hot Topics)
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.
The Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers consists of 7 members: 5 community association managers (one of whom shall be employed by a timeshare managing entity) and 2 consumer members.
Community Association Manager
Community Association Management Firm
Methods of Licensure:
By Endorsement - No
By Examination - Yes
By Reciprocity - No
Business Entity - Yes
A breakdown of application and licensure fees is provided with application packets.
Community Association Managers Pre-licensure Providers
The CAM State examination must be passed within a 12 month period from the completion date on the pre-licensure course certification.
The Bureau of Education and Testing is responsible for examination development, administration, review and grades. Below are shortcuts to their examination pages.
Candidate Information Booklets
Computer Based Testing
Special Accommodations for Testing - ADA
Information for Licensees
Biennial License Renewal Fee
Community Association Manager = $105
Community Association Management Firm = $105
The fees above include a $5 unlicensed activity fee.
Continuing Education Requirement
Completion of 20 hours during the biennium prior to the license renewal date. The courses required are in the following areas: 4 hours of legal update seminars; 4 hours on insurance and financial management topics relating to community association management; 4 hours on the operation of the association’s physical property; 4 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 4 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.
Continuing Education Information
The Bureau of Education and Testing is responsible for the management of continuing education providers and courses. Below are shortcuts to their continuing education pages.
Continuing education main page
Continuing education policy
List of continuing education providers and courses, and hours required
Reporting requirement for criminal convictions
As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(1)(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere or guilty to a crime in any jurisdiction. The statute also requires the reporting of any convictions that occurred prior to October 1, 2009. A licensee who fails to report that information may be subject to disciplinary action, including fines, suspension or license revocation. To report this information, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the department.
Information for Continuing Education Providers
The Division of Regulation is responsible for enforcement of professions and related businesses licensed by DBPR under the Division of Professions to ensure that the laws, rules and standards set by the legislature are followed. To file a complaint visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
Information Regarding Licensed and Unlicensed Complaints
Section 468.4365, Florida Statutes, provides that any complaint or record maintained by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation pursuant to the discipline of a licensed community association manager and any proceeding held by the department to discipline a licensed community association manager shall remain open and available to the public.
Complaints in which probable cause has been found are available by clicking on Verify a License. You may also submit a public records request for a complete list of complaints against a licensed community association manager. To obtain more information or to make a public records request, please visit our Public Records page.
All Final Orders are filed with the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). To review a Final Order for a specific discipline case, view the Disciplinary Orders page.
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