Designations and Certifications

Industry education that can build your career.

Certifications:

CPO EPA Refrigerant RRP Rule

Designations:

CAM CAMT CAPS CAS CALP

Certification Programs


CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR (CPO)

Through the National Swimming Pool Foundation, AAGO is an approved provider of the CPO certification. This is a 2-day course which includes the certification exam. Our instructors are licensed proctors through the Pool & Hot Tub Professtionals Association. 

Details:
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $350 APASS, $400 Member, $450 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers, Property Managers
2023 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 an approved Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved course. Through the ESCO Institute, AAGO is able to offer this Universal Certification. All courses are scheduled to be taught in English. Spanish materials and test available upon request.

Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $175 APASS, $199 Member, $275 Non-Member, $95 Retest
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers
2023 Class Dates:

RRP RULE

The “Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Paint Program” regulation applies to persons who do renovations for compensation in homes, schools, and other buildings built prior to 1978, this includes multifamily dwellings. This program is a federal regulatory program affecting contractors, property managers, maintenance workers, and others who disturb painted surfaces. The rule states that all contractors or firms actually performing painting work or are labeled as painters who disturb lead-based paint as part of their work in pre-1978 homes, schools and other buildings must be EPA certified.

The EPA is authorized to impose fines of up to $37,500 per day, per violation on anyone who does not comply with this rule. Willful violations of the rule can even result in imprisonment.

Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $275 APASS, $299 Member, $399 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Management, Corporate Personnel, Suppliers

***Available upon request of 10-12 students


NAA Designation Programs

The multifamily housing industry is growing. Competition is fierce and multifamily housing professionals face more challenges than ever before. Today, if you work in the multifamily housing industry, you can’t afford to overlook the benefits of an industry designation. Education programs and designations sponsored by NAAEI are the premier offerings for multifamily housing professionals. Each course and program has been carefully crafted and tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s multifamily housing professional.

Designations must be renewed once per year.

Learn More About Designation Renewals


Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)

Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by becoming a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and take your career to the next level. CAM training helps you manage your apartment community and your team more effectively. The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) offers this nationally recognized designation to apartment industry professionals who want to advance their career in apartment management.

CAM Training Covers:
  • Management of Residential Issues
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Property Maintenance for Managers
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $875 APASS, $975 Member, $1,449 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prerequisite: You must have worked in the apartment industry for at least 12 months
  • Completion Requires: Nine courses listed (which total 55 ½ hours) and all examination requirements met within 12 months of declaring candidacy.

2023 Spring Dates: Register Now!
March 9th Industry Essentials and Financials
March 30th Property Maintenance
April 6th Human Resources
April 20th Marketing
May 4th Risk Management and Legal Responsibilities 
May 23rd Resident Experience & Review
2023 Fall Dates: Register Now!
August 10th Industry Essentials and Financials
August 31st Property Maintenance
September 8th Human Resources
September 21st Marketing
September 28th Risk Management and Legal
October 5th Resident Experience & Review


Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)

Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by earning your Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT), a program that can take your career to the next level. CAMT training helps you to preserve the value of your apartment community and increase resident retention. CAMT is the only Apartment Maintenance program to be nationally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Non-Technical Online Courses:
  • Inside the Apartment Business
  • People, Projects and Profits
Technical Courses:
  • Interior and Exterior Maintenance and Repair
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
  • HVAC Maintenance and Repair
  • Appliance Maintenance and Repair
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $855 APASS, $950 Member, $1,250 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prerequisite: Must have one year of apartment or rental housing 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 12 months of declaring candidacy.

2023 Spring Dates: Register Now!
March 2nd Interior/Exterior Maintenance
April 4th Electrical
April 18th Plumbing
May 2nd Appliance Repair 
May 16 HVAC Day 1 
May 17 HVAC Day 2
2023 Fall Dates: Register Now!
August 9th Interior/Exterior Maintenance
September 6th Electrical
September 20th Plumbing
October 4th Appliance Repair
October 17th HVAC Day 1 
October 18th HVAC Day 2

Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)

Take the next step in your professional development and become a certified success by earning your Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation. 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: Register Now!
  • Date: May 18, 2023 - May 21, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $1,349 APASS, $1,499 Member, $1,899 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 24 months of declaring candidacy.


Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS)

Suppliers are important liaisons to the multifamily housing industry. The Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS) 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.

CAS Training Covers:

  • Management of Residential Issues
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fair Housing
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $499 APASS, $599 Member, $899 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • 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 24 months of declaring candidacy.

2023 Spring Dates:
March 9th Industry Essentials and Financials
May 4th Risk Management and Legal
May 23rd Resident Experience & Review
2023 Fall Dates:
August 10th Industry Essentials and Financials
September 28th Risk Management and Legal
October 5th Resident Experience & Review


Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP)

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Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by becoming a Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP), and take your career to the next level. CALP training helps you lease apartments, satisfy your residents and increase your resident retention. The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) offers this nationally recognized designation to apartment industry professionals who have at least six months of experience and who are looking to advance their career in apartment management.

Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm for each module.
  • Cost: $349 for APASS, $399 Member, $499 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prerequisite: You must have worked in the apartment industry for six months
  • Completion Requires: Seven courses as well as a Market Survey presentation. All examination requirements must be met within 12 months of declaring candidacy.**CALP may be taken online through the National Apartment Association Education Institute.**

2023 Dates: Register Now!

June 14th Module 1 

June 21st Module 2

June 28th Module 3

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*APASS Subscribers Receive 10% Off of Designation Courses

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