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.
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Chapter 2013-218, Laws of Florida– effective July 1, 2013
The new law calls for Homeowners Associations (HOAs) to submit a report to the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes through a website portal that will be established by October 1, 2013. The law requires community association managers or community association management firms (or the associations when there is no CAM) to report information about the associations they manage to the Department. This one-time reporting requirement is due November 22, 2013.
The report will include each association’s:
1. Legal name.
2. Federal employer identification number.
3. Mailing and physical addresses.
4. Total number of parcels.
5. Total amount of revenues and expenses from the association’s annual budget.
This is only a one-time reporting requirement but the HOA’s have a continuing reporting requirement until the information is submitted.
To register multiple homeowners’ associations, you will need to log in for each registration.
NOTICE: Please do not register a Condominium Association subject to Chapter 718, FS, a Cooperative association subject to Chapter 719, FS, a Timeshare Association subject to Chapter 721, FS or a Mobile Home Park subject to Chapter 723, FS.
Ensure the Department has the most up to date email address for communication on these changes.
The Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers (CAM Council) voted on new language for Rule 61E14-2.001, F.A.C, Standards of Professional Conduct. Click here to view the Draft language in the Rule Notice through the Florida Administrative Register. Please visit the Florida Administrative Register site to view notices or check back on the CAM Council web page for further updates.
The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law by Community Association Managers held a public hearing in June 2012. The Department sent a response letter to the Committee clarifying the Department’s role in regulating and licensing Community Association Managers (CAMs).
Below is a brief statement from the Florida Bar website:
“The Standing Committee on UPL, pursuant to R. Regulating Fla. Bar 10-9.1(f)(3), provides this notice of filing a proposed advisory opinion on the activity of community association managers. The proposed opinion will not change any of the rulings made by the Supreme Court of Florida in The Florida Bar re: Advisory Opinion – Activities of Community Association Managers, 681 So. 2d 1119 (Fla. 1996), which answers many of the questions posed by the petitioner. Clarification by example is provided for two activities and two activities not raised in 1996 are addressed using the 1996 opinion and other case law as guidance.”
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 and click on Community Association Managers.
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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