The Certificate in Apartment Maintenance is a rigorous course developed by the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI). A CAMT is a maintenance professional who has completed the requirements to earn a Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians. The CAMT program is accredited by the American NationalStandards Institute (ANSI), a private nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. CAMT candidates must complete, within 12 months of declaring candidacy:
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CAMT candidates must complete one year of apartment or rental housing maintenance experience and 90½ hours of technical and nontechnical courses and meet all examination requirements within 24 months of declaring candidacy for CAMT. CAMT classes are offered through many local apartment association affiliates. Pleasecontact your local affiliate for information on upcoming classes.
As of July 1st, 2016 apartment maintenance workers who hold a valid Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMTs) will be able to perform HVAC, water heater, and AC repairs where parts cost no more than $1,000.
Yes, there are restrictions on what repairs can be made. These restrictions include:
No. This legislation only allows CAMTs to repair equipment that is already on site. It does not include installation of new equipment.The parts used in each repair must cost less than $1,000 and cannot be a functional replacement of the unit.
Yes, apartment communities that have 100 units or more can have a CAMT perform these repairs.
No, any type of apartment community can use a CAMT to do onsite repairs; this includes conventional, affordable, student, and senior housing, and tax credit properties.
No, this legislation does not exempt apartment owners from complying with local licensing laws. If your city or county requires an additional license, this license must still be active. Many local licenses allow CAMTs to perform work beyond the scope outlined in this legislation, so it is also beneficial to maintain a local license.
CAMT classes are offered through BAAA in the Spring and Fall. Please contact Debra DeSmidt, Education Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.882.0222 x3) for upcoming classes. Additional classes information can be found online here: