Questions & Answers

Community Association Manager License Renewal Questions & Answers

When did the Florida CAM Continuing Education requirements change from 20 hours to 15 hours?

On January 31, 2019 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a special event called "Florida Deregathon" requesting ideas from the state's professional licensing boards to reduce government regulations.

Based on the Governor's request, the Florida Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers decided to reduce the CAM continuing education requirement from 20 hours to 15 hours. They also reduced the CAM pre-licensing education requirement from 18 hours to 16 hours. These changes went into effect on August 15, 2019.

How often do I need to renew my license?

All community association managers’ licenses expire September 30 of every even-numbered year. The next license renewal dates is September 30, 2020.

I received my license after October 1, 2018. Do I need to complete any continuing education prior to September 30, 2020.

No. If you are licensed during the period of October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020, you DO NOT need any continuing education for your first license renewal. 

My license expired two or more years ago, and is now null and void. How do I become a licensed community association manager again?

You may petition for reinstatement of a null and void license if you failed to renew your license due to unusual hardship or illness. If the council denies reinstatement, you will be required to reapply for licensure as a new applicant, including pre-licensure education. You are not, however, required to take the state examination again.

I am not using my community association manager license. Can I place my license in an inactive status?

Yes, you may place your license in an inactive status. You may do this at renewal time for an inactive renewal fee of $105.00; or you may submit a request, at any time other than the renewal period, along with your original license and a change of status fee of $15.00.

How can I reactivate my inactive license?

If you did not renew your license during the previous renewal cycle, you must complete 15 hours of continuing education and pay $25 fee.

I have just received my community association manager license. Will I be required to comply with the continuing education requirements for my first license renewal?

All licensees who are licensed as a CAM for more than 24 months at renewal time will be required to complete the full continuing education requirements. The term more than 24 months means being licensed 24 months plus one day. Licensees who are licensed for 24 months or less at renewal time are exempt from CE renewal requirements until the end of the next renewal cycle.

What are the continuing education requirements for renewal?

All Florida CAM licensees must complete 15 hours of CAM Continuing Education during each license renewal period. The next deadline for completing the 15 Hours of CAM Continuing Education is September 30, 2020. Click here to see our CAM Continuing Education Course 2020 dates and locations.

The courses required are in the following areas: 

  • 3 hours Legal Update (LU)
  • 3 hours Insurance and Financial Management (IFM)
  • 3 hours Operation of the Association’s Physical Property (OPP)
  • 3 hours Human Resources (HR)
  • 3 hours of Elective (ELE)

At Larson Educational Services, you can complete all 15 required hours in just 2 days of class.

What is the cost to renew my Florida CAM License?

Community Association Manager = $105
Community Association Management Firm = $105

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