Manager Licensing & State Regulations

How to obtain your Community Association Manager (CAM) license
  • Complete 20 hours of pre-license education. The M-100 Course (The Essentials of Community Association Management) satisfies this requirement. This course can be taken on-line or in a classroom setting. M-100 Course Information & Registration
  • Pass the CMCA Exam. This exam is administered by CAM-ICB (Community Association Managers International Certification Board) and is approved by the State of Illinois as the State test for Manager Licensing. CMCA Exam Information & Registration For those who would like ADDITIONAL STUDY before taking the CMCA Exam, the Illinois Chapter offers a CMCA Review course. Please visit our events page for more details on the next class.
  • Submit Application to the State – Complete the Community Association Manager Application for Licensure and Submit it, along with the associated fees, to the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.

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CMCA Recertification Information

Recertification is every two years

16 hours of approved continuing education coursework is required every two years. CAI Chapters are approved to offer continuing education credits. Business Partners may also be approved to provide continuing education credits. View list of approved providers.

$105 yearly fee

This is not for your Illinois Manager Licensing renewal.

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