Prelicensure Courses

Part VIII,
Chapter 468, F.S.


Requires individuals and firms be licensed who provide community association management services for community associations where the individual or firm manages an association or associations with more than 10-units or a total budget(s) in excess of $100,000.00. Management services include:

  • – Controlling or disbursing funds
  • – Assisting in noticing or conducting meetings
  • – Preparing budgets or other financial documents
  • – Coordinating maintenance

In order to receive a community association manager license, an individual must submit
an application to the DBPR and complete
an 18 hour prelicensure course.
Access the DBPR Application and Instructions for filing and also get information on licensing requirements, check the status of
an existing application, apply using a printable application or access the new online application system if available for the specific business
or profession.

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How do I contact the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)?

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How do I make an appointment for electronic fingerprinting at one of the Florida electronic fingerprinting sites and are there any restrictions?

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Gray Systems Offers
the CAM Courses You Need!

I took your class to get my CAM License when I was the rental clerk for an HOA in New Smyrna Beach. Soon after taking your class, I had learned so much and had the confidence I needed to go after the position as property manager. Thank you!” – Nettie Wolfe


Take Our Classroom or Correspondence Course with FREE Online Review and PASS YOUR STATE EXAM THE FIRST TIME!

Classroom Courses

We conduct classes with top of the line instructors, who will be there for you long after you have taken your exam-always just a phone call or email away to answer your questions. Our instructors are the best in the business with over 25-years of CAM teaching experience. And, we offer the industry’s best materials. (In fact, we helped write the state’s study guide!)  Lastly, we were the first school to offer CAM education and are, by far, the largest.

The Gray Systems CAM Prelicensure classroom course includes our comprehensive and easy-to-read course materials, two days of exciting and informative classroom instruction and free attendance in any other CAM Prelicensure course for up to one year.

Most of the classroom courses are taught by Fred Gray, who, literally, wrote the book on CAM licensing.

GSI offers the 16-hour (2 Day) pre-licensure classroom course now offered through Zoom. With your classroom course tuition, you also receive 90 days use of our State Exam Online Review, absolutely FREE.  Classroom Course Tuition: $309.00

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What You’ll Learn

CAM Prelicensure Course Subject Matter


State and Federal Laws and Governing Documents:
This part provides an overview of the community association concept, an explanation of the laws that govern and effect community associations. You will also learn how the governing documents work.

Meetings and Procedures of the Association:
The community association is a lot like a government. You have to know about membership meetings, voting and election procedures, board meetings and committee meetings. The course also covers the rights and duties of the membership and the board.

Budget and Financial Affairs:
The financial operations of the community associations are established in the budget, which covers operating expenses and capital expenditures and deferred maintenance. In addition, we cover financial reporting taxes and employment laws.

The course provides instruction in the requirements for insurance as related to association property and unit owner property. Also covered are general liability insurance issues, directors and officers liability insurance, fidelity bonds and more.

General Management:
This section covers human resource management topics, maintenance programs, maintenance contracts, maintenance standards, the rights of the association to restrict owner rights and arbitration of disputes. Also covered are special, statutory provisions related to fire safety, elevators, pools, security guards and pest control.

Correspondence Courses

Get the same great instruction in the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule. Our correspondence courses are engaging, comprehensive and ideal for those who simply can’t take time for a classroom course (although we highly recommend doing so, as they’re well worth the investment of your time!)

  • • You receive our course manual by mail
    or download.
  • • Go through the material on your
    schedule and complete the
    100 question final examination.
  • • You must mail, fax or email the
    examination answer sheet with your
    registration information to us.
  • • We grade the exam.
  • • If you are successful on the examination,
    as almost everyone is, you will receive a
    certificate of completion – which you then
    provide to the DBPR as part of your application.

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With your correspondence course tuition, you also receive 90 days use of our State Exam Online Review, absolutely FREE.

HARD COPY mailed Price $269.00

ELECTRONIC VERSION download Price $255.00



Florida CAM State Exam Online Preparation Course

Gray Systems, Inc. provides this online course to help candidates for the Florida Community Association Manager license prepare for the state examination. This course is ideal for students who have taken a prelicensure course with another provider, but need a thorough review before taking the exam.

(Note: If you are a student who has taken the GSI Prelicensure Course in either the classroom or correspondence course versions have this review included in your tuition; your login credentials are good for 90 days from the day you completed your coursework.  To access  your FREE review, simply go to our website, click on the CAM State Exam Online Review tab and enter your user name and password)

You’ve heard of practice tests and flash cards…. these, while somewhat helpful, can quickly become “dated” and more than likely do not reflect the latest changes and updates to Florida statutes and codes.  GSI makes sure the Online Review material is always current and contains the latest changes in the laws and rules.

The online review course is just $99 and allows you to use the Review for 90 days.   Please note that this Online Review does not satisfy the requirement for the 18 hour prelicensure course and a certificate of attendance will not be issued for those taking this Online Review. This certificate of attendance for the required 18 hour prelicensure courses is available only through our prelicensure classroom or correspondence courses.

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