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Certifications & Designations

Watch your career grow with NAAEI designations! 

Ongoing education is just one of the ways that BAAA is dedicated to keeping members informed with the latest educational materials. Whether you’re getting certified through a professional course or just brushing up at a seminar, staying current on the ever-changing apartment industry is vital to your success.

We offer seminars throughout the year that provide information from leasing, marketing, and maintenance to fair housing and legal. Most seminars allow for Continuing Education Credits for NAA Credentials. Instruction comes from local specialists, governmental entities, and nationally recognized professionals.

CERTIFICATIONS

CPO EPA 608

DESIGNATIONS

CAM CAMT CAPS CAS NALP

Certification Programs


CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR, CPO

Through the National Swimming Pool Foundation, Chadwell Supply is an approved provider of the CPO certification. This is a 2-day course which includes the certification exam.

Details:
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $270 BayPass, $299 Earlybird Member, $319 Member, $399 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers
  • Renewal: Every 5 years
  • Certification FAQ
2021 Class Dates:

EPA 608 REFRIGERANT HANDLING CERTIFICATION

The Federal Clean Air Act, Section 608, requires that persons who service air conditioning and refrigeration systems containing certain refrigerants be certified under a Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved course. Through the ESCO Institute, Chadwell Supply is able to offer this Universal Certification. This is a 1-day course which includes the certification exam.

Details:
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $160 BayPass, $179 Earlybird Member, $199 Member, $279 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers
  • Certification FAQ
2021 Class Dates:

Designation Programs

BAAA’s Education programs promote industry professionalism designed for all apartment personnel. Designation programs demand intensive training and cover all aspects of rental housing management. Over the years, BAAA has trained hundreds of individuals in the rental housing industry.

Designations must be renewed annually.

Designation renewal FAQ

Download the NAAEI Candidate Handbook


Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) 

The Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) is a vital link between the resident and the community owners and investors. Earning your CAM credential gives you the knowledge to increase your community’s net operating income. Whether you’re new to apartment management or a long-time property manager, you’ll enhance your skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively manage an apartment community and achieve its owners’ investment goals.

CAM training includes:
  • Industry Essentials
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Property Maintenance for Managers
  • Legal and Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Resident Experience
Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $925 BayPass, $1,025 Member Payment Discount, $1,125 Member Invoice Pricing, $1,325 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Managers, Assistant Managers
  • Prerequisite: You must have worked in the apartment industry for at least 12 months
  • Completion Requires: Eight courses listed (which total 55 ½ hours) and all examination requirements met within 6 months of declaring candidacy.
  • Candidacy Period: 6 months
  • Extensions: 2 extensions; 6 months each; fee $75
  • Exam: 185 questions; 4 hours; $100 retake fee
  • Renewal: Annual; fee $100; 6 CECs; $50 reinstatement fee
2021 Class Dates:
  • Virtual Course - April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22  REGISTER
  • In-Person Course - August 9-12  REGISTER

Are you ready to take CAM? Complete this CAM self-assessment! 



Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) 



Maintenance expenses are the single largest controllable element in any operating budget. This course is designed as an introduction for new maintenance professionals or as a refresher for the veteran employee, to give these professionals the knowledge and tools necessary to run an effective maintenance program.

Non-Technical Courses:
  • Inside the Apartment Business
  • People, Projects, and Profits
Technical Courses:
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance and Repair
  • Appliance Maintenance and Repair
  • Interior and Exterior Maintenance and Repair

Details:
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $825 BayPass, $925 Earlybird Member, $1,025 Member, $1,225 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance
  • Prerequisite: Must have one year of apartment maintenance experience before being eligible to receive the certificate.
  • Completion Requires: Seven courses plus online content (which total 90 ½ hours) and meeting all examination requirements within 6 months of declaring candidacy.
  • Candidacy Period: 6 months
  • Extensions: 2 extensions; 6 months each; fee $75
  • Exam: 100 questions; 2.5 hours; $55 retake fee
  • Renewal: None. This is a lifetime credential.
  • Optional AIME Membership: 3 hours of approved NAAEI maintenance training + renewal fee for AIME
2020 Class Dates:
2021 Class Dates:


Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)

Earning your CAPS takes you to the next level in property management. It fast-tracks your career advancement and your corresponding earning potential. The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) offers this nationally recognized designation for multi-site supervisors and experienced apartment managers with a CAM, ARM, or RAM designation.

CAPS Training Covers:
  • Legal Responsibilities and Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Property Performance Management
  • Property Evaluation and Due Diligence
  • Effective Leadership
Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $1,349 BayPass, $1,450 Member Payment Discount, $1,499 Member Invoice Pricing, $1,999 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prerequisite: Must have worked as a multi-site supervisor for 24 months or be a CAM, ARM, or RAM designate in good standing with 24 months of management experience.
  • Completion Requires: Five courses listed above (which total 40 hours); and meeting all examination requirements within 6 months of declaring candidacy.
  • Candidacy Period: 6 months
  • Extensions: 2 extensions; 6 months each; fee $75
  • Exam: 160 questions; 4 hours; $100 retake fee
  • Renewal: Annual; fee $100; 6 CECs; $50 reinstatement fee
2021 Class Dates:


Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS) 

A valued supplier partner has a deep understanding of the apartment industry. This course helps you gain that insight so you can better position your products and services to meet industry needs. This course is ideal for new salespeople and will help industry veterans gain a better understanding of how apartment communities function and the challenges they face in their day-to-day operations.

CAS training includes:
  • Financial Management
  • Fair Housing
  • Risk Management
  • Resident Experience
Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $608 BayPass, $675 Member Payment Discount, $775 Member Invoice Pricing, $975 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Suppliers
  • Prerequisites: You must have completed the Supplier Success course and worked in the apartment industry for at least 12 months in a supplier role.
  • Completion Requires: Four required courses (which total 26 hours) and meeting all examination requirements within 6 months of declaring candidacy.
  • Candidacy Period: 6 months
  • Extensions: 2 extensions; 6 months each; fee $75
  • Exam: 100 questions; 2 hours; $60 retake fee
  • Renewal: Annual; fee $100; 3 CECs; $50 reinstatement fee
2021 Class Dates:
  • Virtual Course - April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22  REGISTER
  • In-Person Course - August 9-12  REGISTER


National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)

Leasing professionals are the first people prospective residents meet, and often their only gauge of the property staff. This course is designed to teach these professionals skills to help them become top producers. The NALP class covers all aspects of the leasing process. You will enhance your qualifying, demonstrating, and closing skills and learn how to turn your prospects into residents.

NALP training includes:
  • Keys to Success in Leasing
  • Telephone Presentations
  • Leasing and the Internet
  • The Leasing Interview
  • Rental Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Aspects
Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Leasing Personnel
  • Prerequisites: Worked in the apartment industry for at least six months.
  • Completion Requires: Seven required courses (which total 26 hours) and meeting all examination requirements within 6 months of declaring candidacy.
  • Candidacy Period: 6 months
  • Extensions: 2 extensions; 6 months each; fee $75
  • Exam: 100 questions; 1.5 hours; $50 retake fee
  • Renewal: Annual; fee $50; 3 CECs; $50 reinstatement fee
2020 Class Dates:
  • 2021 dates coming soon!

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