Join as a Community Manager

Join as a Community Manager

This 12-month membership is for professionals who are on a career path to responsible community association management.



  • Take Charge of Your Career
    CAI is the foremost educator of community managers.
  • Enhance Your Network
    Create professional relationships and become part of a community of peers in this industry.
  • Broaden Your Knowledge
    The dues are minimal for the amount of education and information available to community managers.

    Membership Dues:

    $119 plus the mandatory Advocacy Support Fee of $20 and an optional $10 contribution to CAI’s Foundation for Community Association Research—a tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) organization.


Take advantage of these great resources and services:

  • Both National and Local Membership
  • National Course Program to Earn Professional Certifications and Designations
  • Coaching to Credentials Mentoring Program
  • Career Center
  • National Conferences and Local Educational Events/Workshops
  • Discussion Forums
    Connect with your peers to brainstorm, network and collaborate.
  • Service Directory
    Browse our member list by field category or company name for vendors experienced in providing services to HOAs.
  • Practical Guidance, including tips on such topics as:
    • Cutting costs
    • Running successful board meetings
    • Resolving disputes
    • Enforcing governing documents
    • Insurance coverages
    • Funding reserves
  • Member Assistance
    Contact the Chapter Office with any community governance question and we will provide resources to help you get the answers you need.
  • Publications
    Subscription to CAI’s national and local bimonthly magazines
    Gain access to more than 100 publications, guides, and reports to help you advise your associations.
  • Member discounts on educational events/programs and publications
  • Full-time Lobbyist representation in Sacramento on all HOA issues
  • Website Links to Resources 


Visit CAI Online to join online using a credit card.

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Top 10 Ways To Motivate Your Community

As I was walking my dogs, I noticed how dark it was. I was using a flashlight to make sure I didn’t trip and fall on the uneven pavement. It made me think about Daylight Savings Time and that in a couple of weeks it will get dark even earlier for those of us traveling home after work. As boards performing their due diligence, have we adjusted the lighting in our garages, carports, hallways, or other common areas to anticipate this time change and better accommodate our residents? We cannot ensure their safety, but we can take every precaution to avoid an unfortunate accident. A simple walkthrough in the early morning or evening may take only a few minutes and reveal bulbs that need to be replaced, sensors that are not working, automatic light settings that need to be adjusted for the season or additional lighting in certain areas that may be warranted. Even try taking a different path to your door one day and see if it reveals any lighting weaknesses. It’s all about being a good board member and neighbor.