The Common Interest Community Board regulates common interest community managers, as well as certain employees of licensed management firms. The Board's authority also includes condominium and time-share project registrations, and extends to transactions occurring within Virginia, even if the property involved is located outside the Commonwealth. Property owner, condominium, and cooperative associations are required to file annual reports with the Board.
The Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman is separate and distinct from the Board. The Ombudsman's responsibilities include offering assistance and information to association members regarding the rights and processes available to them through their associations. More information is available on the Common Interest Community Ombudsman web page.
Associations | CIC Managers & Employees | Condominiums | Time-Shares | Disclosures
Applicants must read and understand the Board's Regulations. Application fees are not refundable.
DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.
Pending regulatory action (proposed changes, public hearings etc.)
The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.
Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=147&display=meetings
The Committee is responsible for reviewing applications from education providers seeking board approval.
All Committee meetings start at 1:00 p.m., and are held at the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive, Second Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23233.
Common Interest Communities (CICs) are designed for community living by a developer (also known as a "declarant"). The community is created by a specific set of legal documents, generally drawn up by the developer and subject to change by the membership (owners). When the developer relinquishes control of the community, the community's affairs are then governed by the Association of owners through an elected board.
The Association board is authorized by law to enforce rules and restrictions, and to collect mandatory assessments to pay for maintenance and improvements to common elements (such as a pool, clubhouse, or just a road or signage). The obligation for owners to pay for insurance, maintenance assessments, and upkeep of shared property other than their own units/lots is the essential characteristic of a Common Interest Community. The relationship between owners and the Association is a financial and legal one.
Neighborhood or civic associations with voluntary dues are not Common Interest Communities under Virginia law.
You may reach the Board office by phone at 804-367-8510 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-0362 (Board Office), by FAX at 1-866-490-2723, or by e-mail at CIC@dpor.virginia.gov. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:
Common Interest Community BoardDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.
Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.
Please complete the Certification Request Form and send it with a check for $35.00, made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. Specify where you would like the certification to be mailed.
The Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman is a resource.The Ombudsman's responsibilities include offering assistance and information to association members regarding the rights and processes available to them through their associations. More information is available on the Common Interest Community Ombudsman web page.
No earlier than 60 days prior to your license/certificate expiration, send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license/certificate number on your check. Mail this information to:Common Interest Community BoardDepartment of Professional & Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.
No. Board regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.
Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.
The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to reapply for licensure, meeting all current requirements.
Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name/Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.
Trisha L. Henshaw
Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.
DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.
Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served outside the U.S., as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).
Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF). A temporary, non-renewable six-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements may also be an option.
For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118).In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.
This regulatory program does not currently offer any online transactions.
Please check back periodically as we continue to add services in the future.
please contact us in writing or via telephone and we will work with you to make the information available.