For the average person, these words are usually harbingers of doom. But for common interest communities and the professionals associated with them, they are simply an annual chore. For a number of years the law has required residential condominiums and homeowners associations to file annually with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Recent changes to the law have added professional management companies as entities required to file as well. The online link to verify compliance can be visited here. The same link allows you to check the status of many professionals, including contractors doing work at your home, and is a terrific source of information.