Code of Ethics – CFCAM

CFCAM Code of Ethics Compliance with Laws & Regulations

Certified Florida Community Association Manager (CFCAM)

The Manager shall:

  • Comply with Standards of Professional Conduct as set forth in Florida Administrative Code, Rule 61-20.503 of Chapter 468, Community Association Management Part VIII.
  • Comply with Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as set forth in Community Association governing documents.
  • Comply with all rules of employment as set forth by the community association board of directors or management firm.

Read and Understand

  • Fair Housing Practices – Understand and comply with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) as set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) – Understand and comply with the ADA as it applies to housing, employment and access to common areas.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  – Abide by laws and regulations set forth by the EEOC as it relates to hiring, supervision and termination of community association employees.

Law & Practice

The Manager shall:

  • While not engaging in the unlicensed practice of law commit to being current in all Florida statutes, legislation and changes as they pertain to community associations and use this knowledge to determine when it is necessary to retain legal counsel.

Financial Management

The Manager shall:

  • Adhere to all ethical financial practices including timely deposits of association funds.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to the board with a frequency directed by the board and/or the management contract.
  • Not accept referral fees, commissions and economic gains that may constitute a conflict of interest.
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity in the management of personal financial responsibilities.

Job Knowledge

The Manager shall:

  • Exercise responsibilities to clients with good business judgment, confidentiality, honest and fair dealings plus disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
  • Maintain continuing education units according to Florida Administrative Code Rule 61-20.508(3).
  • Strive for excellence in all areas of job knowledge and always seek to grow in professionalism and proficiency in management.

 Failure to uphold the CFCAM Code of Ethics can result in the removal of CFCAM designation and FCAP membership. CFCAM Designation and FCAP membership may be withdrawn upon recommendation of the FCAP Review Board. Complaints may be filed against a CFCAM. Complaints will be investigated by the FCAP Review Board. If complaints are found to be truthful and valid, actions may be taken by the FCAP Review Board to remove CFCAM designation and FCAP membership.