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Our world population increased from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.7 billion today, and continues to grow by 1.05% each year.  

It’s no surprise that with an increase in population there is also an increase to homes, and the communities these individuals reside in. Community association management has experienced rapid growth within the last 40 years. Today, there are between 55,000–60,000 community managers who work on-site or provide part-time support to community association boards.

Excitingly, Community Association Institute is currently offering a class to recent college graduates to introduce them to careers in the growing field of community management. CAI launched this three-part program in September of 2020.

During this program students are required to pass CAI’s “Essentials of Community Association Management” course, as well as encouraged to earn a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential administered by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board(CAMICB).

According to an article published by CAI, “College graduates may purchase a package that includes student membership for one year and registration for the M-100 course at a discount until Nov. 30. Membership to CAI will offer candidates continued education, mentorship, and networking opportunities as they begin their career.”

If you’re curious about getting involved and working your way up to acquire a profession within the Community Management space, this is an excellent first step.

To learn more about this program visit CAI's website.

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