HOA laws are generated at the state level. Some states require licensing and others do not. Connecticut is one state that requires certification as well as licensure to prove you have what it takes to manage a successful HOA. Since other states are passing similar bills, or could in the future, it is important for everyone to understand the bill, not just those in Connecticut.
What Is the Manager Licensure Bill?
In the past, community association and HOA managers didn’t need any certification or training to get a community association manager license in Connecticut. With the new bill, managers are required to undergo training and receive certification from the National Board of Certification for Community Association Mangers (NBC-CAM). This helps prove they are ready and trained to properly manage a HOA.
What Is the Importance of the Manager Licensure Bill?
As a potential property manager it’s important to understand the Manager Licensure Bill. Other states already look to NBC-CAM to determine what managers need to know, so it is not inconceivable that they may also adopt a similar bill.
If you are a HOA manager in Connecticut and you are already certified by the NBC-CAM, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you are not certified, you must become certified, regardless of how much experience you have. Having certification proves to the state and your residents that you have the training and knowledge to successfully manage an HOA, reducing fraud and incompetence.
If you do not live in a state that requires NBC-CAM certification to manage a community association, consider becoming certified anyway. You never know when your state might pass a similar bill. Plus, it looks good to potential residents and employers if you have the proof that you can run their community.