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Community Association Management

Earn A CSUF Community Association Management Certificate in 2-3 Months

Whether you have been in the real estate industry for several years, are a new community manager, or looking to get into the association management industry, the Certificate in Community Association Management will give you the critical tools to effectively manage a common interest development (CID) in the state of California. This certificate program will also provide graduates with a solid base of knowledge in the areas of compliance to California law regarding independent contractors, proposals and contracts, and property risk management. Learn more about this rapidly growing field and how it can boost your career!

This program is offered in collaboration with the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Community Association Management Program Benefits:

You Will:

  • Master best business practices, California-specific laws and ethical guidelines to apply when managing community associations.
  • Learn how to manage communities efficiently and effectively.
  • Know the responsibilities of the manager to the homeowner association, board of directors and the homeowners you serve.
  • Walk away with the knowledge and certification courses* necessary to immediately begin a professional career path as a California-certified community association manager.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functions and responsibilities involved in managing homeowners associations (HOAs)
  • Identify and discuss influencing and persuasion practices relevant to HOAs.
  • Understand fundamental budgeting and financial management practices in HOAs.

Ideal for Those Who:

  • Want to work in a growing, “recession-proof” and “essential” industry.
  • Enjoy working with people.
  • Excel at project management.
  • Have successfully worked in the hospitality, retail, real estate, property management or service industries.

Program Stats:

The Certificate in Community Association Management consists of four courses totaling 36 hours of lecture and instruction. The certificate graduate will receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Please note: Upon successful course completion and 6 months of "on-the-job experience", students may apply to receive the California Association of Community Managers' (CACM) Certified Community Association Management (CCAM) certificate which is the ONLY certification that meets California statutes.

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Program Details

Location: Virtual Instruction
Length: 3 months
Cost: $1,500*
Next Start: Fall 2021

*Cost is approximate and subject to change.


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Non-California Residents

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

It is the participantís responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

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