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CAMICB is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, and we're looking for CMCAs who would like to join in the festivities by showcasing their achievement. We're inviting our active CMCAs to:
Submit your headshot. The January/February edition of CAI's Common Ground will feature a cover story about CAMICB, our 25th Anniversary, and the CMCA credential. We are going to use a collection of headshots submitted by CMCAs as part of the graphics accompanying the story! And, we will make use of the headshots again at the 2020 CAI annual conference. In order to be suitable for print, we do need a high resolution head shot: a minimum of 4" x 4" at 300 dpi.
Submit a brief statement highlighting what earning and maintaining your CMCA credential has meant for your career: What we are celebrating in 2020 is the value of the CMCA credential to the profession of community association and to the individuals who are committed to a career as a community association manager.
How do you do it? The filename for your photo should be your first and last name (e.g., FirstnameLastname.jpg). Follow this link to provide your photo and commentary, then provide your name as the signature on the CAMICB release section (section 2). Your photo and completed statement/release must be submitted no later than COB Today, November 12th.
CAMICB is an independent certification body that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide, and is responsible for the development, maintenance, and administration of the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination. The community manager who has successfully passed the CMCA exam and routinely maintains the standards of the CMCA certification is proof of a knowledgeable and ethical community professional.
The only accredited certification program in the world for managers of homeowner and condominium associations and housing cooperatives, the CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA’s stringent accreditation standards for a professional certification program is a high mark of quality and validates the integrity of the CMCA program.
To learn more, visit
Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB)
6402 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 510
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Phone: 866.779.CMCA (2622)
Fax: 800.845.4394 firstname.lastname@example.org www.camicb.org