Memberships

CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With over 40,000 members, CAI has 63 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the Middle East and South Africa, and relationships with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. We are the CAI Heartland Chapter that covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Southern Illinois and we even have members in Arkansas and Iowa. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations. CAI serves community associations and homeowners by:

  • Advancing excellence through seminars, workshops, conferences and education programs, most of which lead to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals.
  • Publishing the largest collection of resources available on community association management and governance, including website content, books, guides, Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters.
  • Advocating on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals before legislatures, regulatory bodies and the courts.
  • Conducting research and serving as an international clearinghouse for information, innovations and best practices in community association development, governance and management.

We believe homeowner and condominium associations should strive to exceed the expectations of their residents. We work toward this goal by identifying and meeting the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information, and by helping our members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home.

  • Community Association Leader Individual Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    CAI provides education, resources, advocacy, and networking to the Homeowners Association industry with the commitment of helping homeowner volunteer leaders enrich their communities. By joining CAI, gain the knowledge to better equip you as a volunteer board member and successfully lead your community. Take advantage of educational programs for additional training and to stay up-to-date on the industry. Plus, access time and money-saving tools, learn industry standards, have access to resources to equip you as a volunteer leader, and take advantage of opportunities to share information and knowledge with your peers.


    This is the perfect membership if you are an individual that wants to learn more about community associations and getting the education you need to help your association.

  • Community Manager Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    CAI gives you the opportunity to attend educational webinars and programs to increase your knowledge in the Community Associations industry. Join CAI and learn from your peers, share your own expertise, and access tools, resources, and information that can make you a more effective and respected manager. Plus, opportunities to expand your career by earning the following distinguished credentials –

    CMCA® – Certified Manager of Community Associations®

    AMS® – Association Management Specialist®

    PCAM® – Professional Community Association Manager®

    LSM® – Large-Scale Manager®

    CAI also offers membership for Community Management Companies to expand your client base and the resources to assist you as a corporate executive in growing your company.

  • Public Official
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free