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Update on Mandatory Board Training for Montgomery County Community Association Board Members

Community Associations Update

Effective January 1, 2016, all Montgomery County community association board members elected after that date will be required to take basic training in community association management and law from the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC).

The training program, which has been developed by the CCOC, is a free 2½ hour online training, which will be based on both Montgomery County and Maryland law. We understand that the text of the program is with the County’s Department of Technology Services for transformation into an online program. The CCOC is also working on developing minimum standards for other organizations, such as management companies and law firms, to be certified to offer the training.

Notably, only board members elected for a new term of office after January 2016 will be required to successfully complete the training. Therefore, those Board members currently serving on their Board will not be required to take the training unless and until they are elected for a new term of office.

As additional details become available on the training, we will update our clients, or you may visit the Montgomery County Office of Common Ownership Communities site at::

See also “Montgomery County Bill Mandates Training Course for Community Association Board Members.”


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