For information and guidance for department stakeholders related to agency actions, updated meeting schedules, and other matters during this state of emergency, visit the DBPR Emergency Information Page at: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/emergency.

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.


Pre-Licensure Education Providers

Licenses expire May 31st every even year. However, because the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, the deadline has been extended to June 1st.

DBPR will send you a notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license(s). This will be 90-120 days before the expiration. All notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.

Before midnight EST on June 1st, 2020, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license:

  • Pay the renewal fee of $250

For more information concerning your license’s unique requirements, please click the relevant link below:


Community Association Managers

Licenses expire September 30th every even year.

DBPR will send you a notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license(s). This will be 90-120 days before the expiration. All notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.

Before midnight EST on September 30th, 2020, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license:

  • Complete the continuing education requirement; and
  • Pay the renewal fee

See the “CE Requirements” tab for further information on Continuing Education to renew your license.

For more information concerning your license’s unique requirements, please click the relevant link below:


Community Association Management Firms

Licenses expire September 30th every odd year.

DBPR will send you a notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license(s). This will be 90-120 days before the expiration. All notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.

Before midnight EST on September 30th, 2021, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license:

  • Pay the renewal fee

We encourage you to renew online. However, you can mail your renewal form and fee to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Print a Blank Renewal Form

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 Management 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