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Online Training for Montgomery County Community Association Board Members Now Available

Community Associations Update

The Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) has launched a new online training program for common ownership community board members elected after January 1, 2016. Board members can find the training on the CCOC website:

All Montgomery County community association board members elected after January 1, 2016 are required to take basic training in community association management and law from the CCOC. Current board members are not required to take the training unless and until they are elected for a new term of office. This training does not apply to community association board members in the City of Gaithersburg. See "Update on Mandatory Board Training" for more details.

The online training, which takes about two hours to complete, consists of videos and information followed by a quiz for each section. The board member must complete the quiz before moving to the next section. At the end of the training, the board member will receive a certificate of completion, which s/he should forward to the association as proof of training.

The CCOC developed this training to meet requirements of Bill 45-14, which was passed by the County Council on February 3, 2015. The measure was signed into law by the County Executive on February 11, 2015 and took effect January 1, 2016.

Jeremy Tucker is a community association attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland who represents community associations and condominiums in a wide range of matters, including general counsel and litigation.  For more information about board training, contact Jeremy at (301) 457-0157 or

This content is for your information only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorney before acting on any information contained here.


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