Professional education for community managers is a critical part of advancing your career, whether it’s working towards a designation credential (CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM), maintaining credentials you’ve earned or taking a class on a particular industry related topic that interests you. Educational opportunities are offered through both the Washington Metropolitan Chapter CAI (WMCCAI) and CAI National.

CAI National:

The Professional Management Development Program (PMPD) is administered solely through CAI National. There are four levels of courses (M-100, M-200, M-300, M-400) in this program which are integral to earning any of the industry professional designations, as well as the PCAM Case Study.

For the PMPD Class Schedule, click here

For PMPD Class Registration, click here

For the Continuing Education Course Matrix, click here

For an Education Catalog, click here

For the PCAM application, click here


The Community Association Managers International Certification Board is the professional accreditation body for community association managers worldwide and administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential.

For the CMCA application, click here

For the CMCA recertification application, click here


The Washington Metropolitan Chapter CAI offers a full slate of educational programs throughout the year on a variety of industry related topics. These sessions are presented by leaders in the industry whose expertise has great value for managers, homeowner volunteers and business partners. Held at the Chapter Office as well as other venues throughout the area, most sessions are eligible for continuing education credit toward earning your CMCA, AMS and PCAM designations or recertifying your CMCA or AMS. To find upcoming WMCCAI education session, click on the WMCCAI Events Calendar.