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ABBREVIATIONS & ACRONYMS

  AAMC Accredited Association Management Company
  ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
  ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
  AED Automated External Defibrillator
  AG Attorney General
  AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  AMS Association Management Specialist
  APN Assessor's Parcel Number
  ARC Architectural Review Committee
  BJR Business Judgment Rule
  BOE Board of Equalization
  BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association
  BRE Bureau of Real Estate (formerly the DRE)
  CACM California Association of Community Managers
  CAI Community Associations Institute
  CASp Certified Access Specialist
  CCAM Certified Community Association Manager
  CC&Rs Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions
  CD Certificate of Deposit
  CDARS Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service
  CEA California Earthquake Authority
  CIC Common Interest Community
  CID Common Interest Development
  CIRA Common Interest Realty Association
  CLAC California Legislative Action Committee
  CMCA Certified Manager of Community Associations
  CO-OP Stock Cooperative
  CPA Certified Public Accountant
  CPI Consumer Price Index
  CPM Certified Property Manager
  dB Decibel
  DRE Department of Real Estate (now the BRE)
  ECC Environmental Control Committee
  ECHO Executive Council of Homeowners
  EUCA  Exclusive Use Common Area
   EV Electric Vehicle
  EVC Electric Vehicle Charger
  FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board
  FCC Federal Communications Commission
  FDCPA Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  FHA Federal Housing Administration
  FIIC Field Impact Insulation Class
  FTB Franchise Tax Board
  GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  HELOC Home Equity Line of Credit
  HOA Homeowners Association
  HOPA Housing for Older Persons Act
  HUD Housing and Urban Development
  HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  IDR Internal Dispute Resolution
  IIC Impact Insulation Class
  LMD Landscape Maintenance District
  LSM Large-Scale Manager
  MAD Maintenance Assessment District
  MUD Mixed Use Development
  NAHC National Association of Housing Cooperatives
  NBC-CAM National Board of Certification of Community Association Managers
  NDA Notice of Delinquent Assessment
  NIC Noise Isolation Class
  NOD Notice of Default
  PCAM Professional Community Association Manager
  PD Planned Development
  PMJ Personal Money Judgment
  POA Property Owners Association
  PRD Planned Residential Development
  PUD Planned Unit Development
  RCA Residential Community Association
  REO Real Estate Owned
  RFB Request for Bid
  RFP Request for Proposal
  SBE State Board of Equalization
  SI-CID Statement of Information for CIDs
  STC Sound Transmission Class
  TIC Tenancy in Common
  TRO Temporary Restraining Order
  UCIOA Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

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