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Certified Property Manager

California Codes 
Business and Professions Code
Section 11502-11503

11502. In order to be called a “certified common interest development manager,” the person shall meet one of the following requirements: (a) Prior to July 1, 2003, has passed a knowledge, skills, and aptitude examination as specified in Section 11502.5 or has been granted a certification or a designation by a professional association for common interest development managers, and who has, within five years prior to July 1, 2004, received instruction in California law pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b). (b) On or after July 1, 2003, has successfully completed an educational curriculum that shall be no less than a combined 30 hours in coursework described in this subdivision and passed an examination or examinations that test competence in common interest development management in the following areas: (1) Instruction in California law that is related to the management of common interest developments, including, but not limited to, the following courses of study: (A) The topics covered by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, contained in Sections 1350 to 1376, inclusive, of the Civil Code, including, but not limited to, the types of California common interest developments, disclosure requirements pertaining to common interest developments, meeting requirements for community association boards of directors and members, financial disclosure and reporting requirements, and access to community association records. (B) Personnel issues, including, but not limited to, general matters related to independent contractor or employee status, issues related to types of harassment, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, fair employment laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (C) Risk management as it pertains to common interest development, including, but not limited to, required insurance coverage and preventative maintenance programs. (D) Property protection, including, but not limited to, general matters relating to hazardous materials such as asbestos, radon, and lead, the Vehicle Code, local and municipal regulations, family day care homes, energy conservation, Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations, and solar energy systems. (E) The business affairs of community associations, including, but not limited to, necessary compliance with all required local, state, and federal laws and treatises. (F) Basic understanding of governing documents, codes, and regulations relating to the activities and affairs of community associations and common interest developments. (2) Instruction in general management that is related to the managerial and business skills needed for management of a common interest development, including, but not limited to, the following: (A) Finance issues, including, but not limited to, budget preparation, management, and administration of community association financial affairs, bankruptcy laws, and assessment collection activities. (B) Contract negotiation and administration. (C) Supervision of common interest development employees and staff. (D) Management of common interest development maintenance programs. (E) Management and administration of rules, regulations, parliamentary procedures, and architectural standards pertaining to community associations and common interest developments. (F) Management and administration of common interest development recreational programs and facilities. (G) Management and administration of owner and resident communications. (H) Training and strategic planning for the community association’ s board of directors and committees, and other activities of residents in a common interest development. (I) Risk management as it pertains to common interest development properties, activities, and emergency preparedness. (J) Implementation of community association policies and procedures. (K) Ethics for common interest development managers. (L) Professional conduct and standards of practice for common interest development managers. (M) Current issues relating to common interest developments.

11502.5. The course related competency examination or examinations and education provided to a certified common interest development manager pursuant to Section 11502 by any professional association for common interest development managers, or any postsecondary educational institution, shall be developed and administered in a manner consistent with standards and requirements set forth by the American Educational Research Association’s “Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing,” and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s “Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures,” the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or the course or courses that have been approved as a continuing education course or an equivalent course of study pursuant to the regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner.

11503. A “certified common interest development manager” does notinclude a common interest development management firm.

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