What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Community Association Manager License

What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Community Association Manager License

In 2010, a law was passed pertaining to property managers and the credentials needed to be licensed in the State of Illinois. And in just a couple of months, the new law will take effect. Here’s what you need to know.

You can be grandfathered in and become a licensed community association manager if either of the following is true for you:

1) You’ve been practicing community association management for at least five years.

OR

2) You have one of the following titles: CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CPM, ARM.

If either of these two qualifications describes you, you will have six months after the law takes effect to become licensed. No additional coursework or examinations are required. Once the six-month period lapses, additional coursework and exams will be necessary to obtain your license.

If neither of the two qualifications above describe you, you must complete 20 hours of continuing education and take either the CMCA or the CID 201 examination.