Frequently Asked Questions for Community Association Managers
- Who is required to be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection under the Community Association Manager's Act?
- What are association management services?
- What are the requirements for registration?
- Where can I find the course and/or examination described above?
- How do I apply?
- When does my registration expire?
- How much does it cost?
- Is continuing education required?
- What are the required provisions of the contract between the association and the manager?
- Can I provide other services to the association?
- What is a commercially available insurance policy?
State Police Bureau of Identification
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Middletown, CT 06457
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Identification Record/Criminal Background Check.
Information can be obtained at: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks
Each new applicant for registration must take a nationally recognized course and pass the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers examination within one year from date initial registration is issued.
Any person issued an initial certificate of registration prior to 10/1/2012 who has held such certificate for less than ten years as of 10/1/2012, must take a nationally recognized course and pass the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers examination on or before 10/1/2014.
Any person issued an initial certificate of registration before 10/1/2012 who has held such certificate for 10 or more consecutive years must complete a nationally recognized course on Community Association Management on or before 10/1/2014, but is exempt from the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers examination.
Answer: Current education and course information can be found at this link:https://www.caionline.org/LearningCenter/Education-for-Managers/Pages/default.aspx
Answer: No contract between a person contracting to provide association management services and an association which provides for the management of the association shall be valid or enforceable unless the contract is in writing and;
(1) Provides that the person contracting to provide management services shall be registered as provided in sections 20-450 to 20-462, inclusive, and shall obtain a bond as provided in section 20-460; and
(2) Provides that the person contracting to provide management services shall not issue a check on behalf of the association or transfer moneys exceeding a specified amount determined by the association without the written approval of an officer designated by the association; and
(3) Provides that the person contracting to provide management services shall not enter into any contract binding the association exceeding a specified amount determined by the association, except in the case of an emergency, without the written approval of an officer designated by the association.
No contract to provide management services may be sold or assigned to another person without the approval of a majority of the executive board of the association.
Answer: A community association manager may not provide services other than association management services for compensation to an association for which the community association manager also provides association management services unless:
(1) Such other services are provided pursuant to a written agreement between the person providing the other services and the association;
(2) the agreement discloses the relationship between the community association manager and such other person; and
(3) the agreement sets out the compensation for such services or one or more rates or formulas for which the compensation can be determined based on the services actually rendered under the agreement.
The commercially available insurance policy referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall:
The community association manager shall furnish a certificate of each policy required under this section, and every renewal or replacement thereof, on or before the date on which he commences providing association management services requiring a policy to any association or prior to the expiration of any prior policy furnished under this section.
A separate policy shall be furnished for each association for which a community association manager provides association management services including the handling of funds.