Credentials

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Education

The BAAA Education Department promotes industry professionalism through programs designed for all apartment personnel. Designation programs demand intensive training and cover all aspects of rental property management. Over the years, BAAA has trained hundreds of individuals in the rental housing industry.

Ongoing education is just one of the ways that BAAA is dedicated to keeping members informed with the latest education 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 nationally-recognized professionals to local specialists and governmental officials.

BAAA offers these NAA Credential Courses in 2018:

NALP, CAMT, CAM, CAPS, CAS and Supplier Success

See ALL Credential descriptions, dates, and registration links below.

Questions?  Email Debra@baaahq.org


National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) Credential

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 course includes:

  • Keys to Success in Leasing
  • Telephone Presentations
  • Leasing and the Internet
  • The Leasing Interview

Leasing Demonstration & Resolving Objections:

  • Rental Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Aspects
  • The Market Survey Presentation

NALP Prerequisites NALP Candidates must have:

  • Worked in the apartment industry for at least six months (to be obtained during the candidacy period for NALP)
  • Successfully completed the seven modules listed above
  • Meet all examination requirements within 12 months of declaring candidacy for NALP

Designate Benefits:

  • Listing as NAA designate
  • Annual subscription to units magazine
  • Discounted prices for industry products
  • Designation certificate
  • NALP designation logo use on business stationery
  • Digital Badge for use through social media, email, websites, and your digital resume

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual renewal required to maintain credential: 3 CEC's and $50 renewal fee

NALP Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA Member $449
  • Non-Member $599

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.

2018 NALP Class (3-day class):

Summer:  MAY 10-11 & June 19, 2018

Click for Registration info:  NALP Summer

Fall:  Sept 12-13 & Oct 10, 2018

Click for Registration info:  NALP Fall

Also available as ONLINE course - CLICK HERE

Certificate For Apartment Maintenance Technicians Credential (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.

CAMT training includes:

  • Seven courses
    • A non-technical courses consisting of online learning followed by online practice scenarios
    • Five technical courses consisting of classroom training followed by online practice scenarios

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

Programs may be taken as standalone seminars or in full to earn the industry designation 

CAMT Prerequisites:

CAMT certificate candidates must (before being eligible to receive the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians):

  • Have one year of apartment or rental housing maintenance experience;successfully completed the seven courses and online content listed above
  • Meet all examination requirements within 12 months of declaring candidacy for CAMT

CAMT Certificate Holder Benefits:

  • Listing as NAAEI Certificate Holder
  • 1st Year of AIM
  • Annual subscription to units magazine
  • Discounted prices for industry products
  • Designation certificate
  • CAMT designation logo use on business stationery
  • Digital Badge for use through social media, email, websites, and your digital resume

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual renewal NOT required to maintain CAMT credential
  • AIME Membership requires annual renewal.  Submit 3-CEC's and $50 AIME Member dues by CAMT anniversary date (CAMT completion - your Final Exam date)

CAMT Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA Member Price $839
  • Non-Member $989

2018 Class dates (5-day class):

SPRING:  February 20. 21, 22 + March 22, 23

Click for Registration info:  CAMT Spring

FALL:  September 12, 13, 14 + October 24, 25

Click for Registration info:  CAMT Fall



CAMCertified Apartment Manager (CAM) Credential

The onsite manager is a vital link between apartment residents and the community owners and investors.

The (CAM) training includes:

  • Modules include:
    • Industry Essentials
    • Financial Management
    • Marketing
    • Property Maintenance for Managers
    • Risk Management
    • Legal
    • Human Resources
    • Resident Experience

CAM candidates must have:

  • Worked in the apartment industry for at least 12 months (to be obtained during the candidacy period for CAM)
  • Successfully completed all courses listed above
  • Meet all examination requirements within 12 months of declaring candidacy for CAM.

Designate Benefits:

  • Listing as NAAEI designate
  • Annual subscription to units magazine
  • Discounted prices for industry products
  • Designation certificate
  • CAM designation logo use on business stationery
  • Digital Badge for use through social media, email, websites, and your digital resume

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual renewal required to maintain credential: 6 CEC's and $100 renewal fee

CAM Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA 2018 Member price: $959
  • Non-Member: $1109

2018 CAM Class (6-day class):

APRIL 3-5, and April 16-17

Click for Registration info:   CAM 2018

ONLY CLASS SCHEDULED in 2018!

Also available as ONLINE course - CLICK HERE


Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor

Earning your CAPS takes you to the next level in property management. It fast-tracks your career advancement and your corresponding earning potential.

You'll learn about:

  • Recruiting high-performing employees
  • Employee performance, engagement, and retention
  • Minimizing conflict through stakeholder communications
  • Ethical behavior and conflicts of interest
  • Annual operating budgets and owner performance objectives
  • Property and portfolio results
  • Due diligence process
  • Property takeover process
  • Capital improvement plans
  • Managing risk through inspections, follow-up procedures, and incident reporting compliance
  • Minimizing legal risk and liability
  • Regulatory agency oversight of assisted housing
  • Analyzing property performance data to inform action
  • Management agreements
  • Evaluating and reporting property performance using key performance indicators

Requirements:

To obtain the CAPS credential, candidates must complete the following:

  • Minimum of 24 months employment as a multi-site supervisor or be either a CAM, ARM or RAM credential holder in good standing.
  • Successful completion of all CAPS course work (totaling 40 hours)
  • Meet all examination standards within 12 months of declaring candidacy

CAPS Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA 2018 Member price: $1499
  • Non-Member: $1649

2018 CAPS Class (4-day class)

Instructor: Doug Chasick

March 5-8, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)

Click for Registration info:  CAPS 2018

ONLY CLASS SCHEDULED in 2018!


Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS) Credential

Suppliers are important liaisons to the multifamily housing industry. This program is designed as an opportunity for suppliers to hear the everyday challenges faced by the apartment manager customer. The CAS program is ideal for new salespeople as well as veterans of the industry.

This program is open to Supplier/Vendor Members and covers a multitude of industry information that will give attendees a better understanding of how apartment communities function and the challenges they face in their day to day operations.

CAS Course Includes:

  • Applicant screening, leasing contracts, and move-ins
  • Rent collection, lease renewal, the move-out process, lease termination, and eviction
  • Property management systems and their functions
  • How community managers create a positive fair housing environment
  • Minimizing risk through inspections, preventative maintenance, safety programs, and documentation
  • Addressing property and environmental hazards and crime
  • Analyzing property financial operations and underperformance
  • Monitoring property performance to achieve an owner's investment goals
  • Maximizing net operating income

CAS Candidate Requirements:

  • To obtain the CAS credential, candidates must complete the following:

    • Complete the Supplier Success Course
    • Employment within the apartment industry in a supplier position
    • Successful completion of all CAS coursework (totaling 24 hours)
    • Meet all examination standards within 12 months of declaring candidacy

CAS Credential Holder Benefits:

  • Listing as NAAEI Certificate Holder
  • Annual subscription to units magazine
  • Designation certificate
  • CAS designation logo use on business stationery
  • Digital Badge for use through social media, email, websites, and your digital resume

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual renewal required to maintain credential: 3 CEC's and $100 renewal fee

CAS Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA Member price: $579 
  • Non-Member: $729

2018 CAS Class (5-day class):

APRIL 3-5 & April 16-17, 2018

Click for Registration info:  CAS 2018

ONLY CLASS SCHEDULED in 2018!

Also available as ONLINE course - CLICK HERE

SUPPLIER SUCCESS COURSE 

(Required for CAS Credential)    

The Supplier Success course is designed to offer an overview of the apartment industry and recommends ways that suppliers can maximize partnerships with apartment owners, apartment management companies and apartment association members. It was written by successful apartment industry suppliers with years of professional experience.

You'll learn about:

  • Understand how economic conditions have impacted the apartment industry
  • Define various types of multifamily housing
  • Describe measures of apartment community success
  • Understand the impact of pricing and lease management on a property’s financial performance
  • Examine local building and zoning considerations
  • Recognize measurements of a property’s success
  • Understand the inner structure of the apartment associations
  • Communicate using industry terms and acronyms
  • Identify financial decisionmakers
  • Review property and company organizational charts
  • Review timing, resources, and daily operations of an onsite community
  • Recognize business resources to maximize selling opportunities
  • Learn methods for positioning products/services based on the goals of an apartment community
  • Begin relationship building opportunities with other classroom participants

Supplier Success Courses:

  • Offered as 1-day "in-classroom" thru BAAA

Supplier Success Pricing - 2018:

  • BAAA Member price: $99 
  • Non-Member: $199 

 Supplier Success Course 2018

Spring:  March 20 (Tues)

Click for Registration info:  SUPPLIER SUCCESS Spring

Fall:  October 22 (Mon)

Click for Registration info:   SUPPLIER SUCCESS Fall