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)
The Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers (CAM Council) will be discussing changes to Rule 61E14-2.001, F.A.C, Standards of Professional Conduct. Click here to view the Notice of Rule Development through the Florida Administrative Register. After the suggested rule language is provided by the CAM Council the language will be open for public comment. Please visit the Florida Administrative Register site to view notices or check back on the CAM Council web page.
The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law by Community Association Managers held a public hearing earlier this year. 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:
"A public hearing was held on the request on June 22, 2012. The committee debated the issue at their September meeting. The committee directed staff to draft a proposed opinion for its review. The proposed opinion will not change any of the rulings made by the Court in the 1996 opinion. Clarification by example will be provided on 2 activities (items 6 and 7 from the request) and 2 activities not raised in 1996 (items 10 and 13 from the request) will be addressed using the 1996 opinion as guidance. Whether an opinion will be filed with the Court is an unanswered question at this point."
Please visit the Florida Bar’s Formal Advisory Opinions website for additional information on this topic.
A printable law book is now available, on the Statutes and Rules page.
HB 517 was approved by Governor Rick Scott on April 6, 2012 and reduces the continuing education required to activate an inactive license. You now only have to complete one renewal cycle of continuing education instead of completing continuing education for all the renewal cycles your license was in an inactive status. Applicants will need to provide proof of completing the continuing education requirements in effect at the last renewal date immediately prior to their application. The continuing education requirement for Community Association Managers is 20 hours.
Please review the Continuing Education Requirement section below for a complete breakdown of what areas the required courses must include.
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.
Visit the link below to locate any public records pertaining to unlicensed activity.
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.
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
Refer to Community Association Managers Pre-licensure Providers under Education Provider Information section.
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 each 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.
Education Provider 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 approved continuing education providers and courses
Community Association Managers Pre-licensure Providers
Information for providers / instructors
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.
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.
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