WMA's Manufactured-Housing Community Manager (MCM) program began in 1993 and has continued to grow in popularity and numbers throughout the years. Our MCM faculty is drawn from our Members and represents experienced industry attorneys, community owners and management leaders. The Western Manufactured Housing Education Group (WMEG) in conjunction with Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) awards this designation to community management professionals who have distinguished themselves in areas of experience, education, and ethical conduct.
To qualify for the MCM Designation, a candidate must complete courses in the MCM Accreditation Program totaling 60 hours and pass the corresponding exams. This can be accomplished in a three year period if all courses offered are attended. In addition, the annual Update of New Laws course in January must be successfully completed in the qualifying year of designation. Once certified, continuing education is required to maintain the designation. Each course is presented in one day in various locations throughout the state, usually allowing a student the opportunity to earn six hours for the full day's course. There are no prerequisites, so you can freely register for any course that is offered at any time. Upon award, MCM designees will be listed in the WMA Reporter. MCM graduates will also be listed in the Reporter upon renewal of the designation. Potential employers may verify the MCM designation.
Upon completion of the program, all MCM designees must have at least three years of effective full-time experience in manufactured housing/mobilehome community management. The experience can be accumulated while taking the MCM Accreditation Program.
In order to maintain an active accreditation status, MCM designees must complete 18 hours of continuing education every 24 months in addition to successfully completing the Update of New Laws course the year of renewal.
All MCM designees must subscribe to the Code of Ethics established by WMEG. MCM designees who violate the code of ethics may be subject to revocation of their designation. To establish and maintain public trust, confidence, honesty, integrity, and professionalism in WMA and the MCM designation, we pledge to abide by this code of ethics and the WMA code of ethics:
- Ethics – The MCM designee will maintain the high standards and ethical conduct of WMA, as outlined in its code of ethics.
- Compliance with Law – The MCM designee shall be familiar and comply with federal, state, and local laws (statues and regulations) in the operation of a manufactured housing community.
- Duty to the Community Owner and /or Management Firm – The MCM designee owes loyalty and diligence to the community owner and/or management firm under which they are employed, and shall not engage in any activities to compromise this relationship.
- Duty to Residents/Homeowners – The MCM designee will observe the rights to privacy, respect, courtesy, and dignity of residents/homeowners to the extent such behavior does not jeopardize their health and safety.
- Equal Opportunity – The MCM will not engage in activities that discriminate in housing, employment, or services based n race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, age, or familial status (except age restrictions provided under the Federal Fair Housing Act).
- Protection of Funds – The MCM designee will handle community funds in an honest, ethical, and professional manner.
- Accounting and Reporting – The MCM designee will maintain accurate financial and business records.
- Disclosure – The MCM designee will not disclose confidential information concerning the community owner, management company, or community residents/homeowners to third parties, unless required by law.
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