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abreviations and 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

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

CCAM
Certified Community Association Manager

CC&Rs Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions

CD
Certificate of Deposit

CDARS
Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service

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
   EV Electric Vehicle

EVC Electric Vehicle Charger

FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board

FCC Federal Communications Commission

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

NIC Noise Isolation Class

NOD Notice of Default

PCAM
Professional Community Association Manager

PD Planned Development
  PMJ
Personal Money Judgment

POA Property Owners Association

PUD Planned Unit Development
  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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