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Similar in some ways to a government, an association is a community and a business, making it a unique type of organization. For some small associations where cost is a significant factor, self-management through a strong volunteer structure can work well. Many associations, however, choose to contract with a professional management company, while others hire on-site managers who become association employees. Some combine elements of different types of management.
If you are a volunteer or board member seeking to hire a manager, insurance and risk management consultant, reserve provider or attorney for your association, visit our Directory of Credentialed Professionals.
If you are a manager, insurance and risk management consultant, reserve provider or attorney wishing to enhance your career, the information here can help you.
CAI awards qualified professionals with credentials to improve the quality and effectiveness of community management. The following credentials are awarded by CAI:
View additional resources to find qualified professionals.
Many CAI chapters offer member directories and hold local events where you can find and meet qualified professionals in your area.
View more information regarding credentials and how they can benefit you:
Community associations, board members, and homeowners
Insurance and Risk Management Providers
College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
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