Why Club Management Association of America (CMAA)
Your choice of a career in the club management industry is a life-long commitment. To guarantee that your commitment is upheld, CMAA's resources and benefits ensure that club management professionals are prepared and ready for the ever-changing club environment.
To be eligible for membership, a person must be connected with the management of clubs. The application process begins at the local chapter level; contact Upper Midwest CMAA Chapter Managing Director, Rollie Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Association has a step membership where the new/rejoining member dues rate is $500 ($250 if you join between April 1 and August 31), the second year dues rate will be $650 and the third year will be the prevailing dues rate. This is a national new member dues structure; as always, Upper Midwest chapter dues are based on your Club’s location, within the greater Twin City Area or in the outstate areas of the Chapter’s footprint. Great Twin City area annual dues at $195 and outstate annual dues are $125.
Chapter Managing Director Rollie Carlson will provide a membership application and answer all of your membership questions.
CMAA offers you and your club the education and resources you need to succeed in today's ever-evolving industry. CMAA is fully-staffed with seasoned professionals all working with one goal in mind: to help you apply cutting-edge learning and better practices to your club environment. We look forward to welcoming you!
Lifetime Professional Development
Professional Development is at the center of the CMAA’s mission. CMAA's curriculum is based on 10 competency areas covering every aspect of a club manager's job. CMAA's Education Department delivers educational content in a variety of ways through five-day university-based Business Management Institute (BMI) programs, chapter-based programs, conference education and online education. CMAA's education programs are part of its certification program. The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation is the center-piece of this program.
Learn more about the Professional Development department by viewing the Professional Development Brochure or contacting the staff.
Professional Development Brochure
In many professions, a successful career is marked by an appropriate degree of professional development, verified by a credible certification program and recognized by both the public and one's peers. The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management since 1965 and is the cornerstone of CMAA's certification program. It is a valuable and widely-respected mark of a manager's commitment to professional development and the club industry.
As with its education programs, CMAA’s certification program is a dynamic, continuing process. It includes two levels of further recognition: CMAA's prestigious Honor Society and the Master Club Manager (MCM) designation.
The entire certification program is under the jurisdiction of the Certification Committee with oversight provided by CMAA’s Board of Directors. It is the Certification Committee’s responsibility to consider suggestions from the members and to ensure that the certification program adapts to the ever-changing club management environment.
Certified Club Manager (CCM)
Certified Chief Executive (CCE)
Master Club Manager® (MCM)