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AZ: COMMUNITY COLUMNIST- HOAs: Are they really necessary?

I’ve been asking around to a lot of different people on what they think of their HOA boards and how they function. The answers generate an almost standard bell curve with the exception that the main body of the bell is strongly skewed to the “less is better” side rather than being in dead center.

Authors: Community Associations Network National

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Proposed S.C. Bill Requires Community Managers to be Licensed

Senator McConnell introduced S. 699  in the Senate on March 16, 2011.  This bill proposes to require all persons “employed for compensation to manage a community association” to acquire a professional credential by July 1, 2012.  In addition, managers must complete continuing education requirements to maintain licensure. The Department of Consumer Affairs is delegated with the task of ensuring compliance with all licensing requirements and with providing a website listing managers who have completed professional credentials.

There is an exception to the licensing requirement for those who are currently, and have been for the past five years, actively employed as association managers.  A break in employment for more than 3 years will negate this exception.

A violation of this provision will qualify as a misdemeanor and are punishable by fine between $500-$1,000.

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