Designations and Certifications

Industry education that can build your career.

Certifications:

CPO EPA Refrigerant R410 A RRP RUle

Designations:

CAM CAMT CAPS CAS NALP

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.

Details:
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $279 APASS, $299 Member, $399 Non-Member
  • CEC: 12
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers
2018 Class Dates:
  • June 19th & 20th - CPO in English
  • November 7th & 8th - CPO in English 

EPA 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.

Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $135 APASS, $149 Member, $199 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance, Suppliers
2018 Class Dates:
  • August 21st - EPA in English
  • December 11th - EPA in English

R410 A RULE CERTIFICATION

Technicians will need to be trained in the use of R-410A equipment for safety and because it has some characteristics that R-22 does not. The oil in R-410A is not hydroscopic so installation techniques are more regimented. A deep vacuum must be pulled to ensure that all moisture is removed and destructive acid is not formed. 

This class is for EPA certified technicians only.

Details:
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
  • Cost: $134 APASS, $149 Member, $199 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Audience: Maintenance
***Available upon request of 10-12 students

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
  • Fair Housing
  • Marketing
  • Property Maintenance for Managers
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Community Analysis
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $849 APASS, $949 Member, $1,449 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: 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.
2018 Dates:

July 26th - Industry Experience & Financial Management

August 9th- Marketing

August 30th- Property Maintenance

September 20th- Human Resources

October 25th- Risk Management & Legal

November 15th- 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: $799 APASS, $899 Member, $1,299 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: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.
2018 Dates:

(Spring)

March 28th- Interior/Exterior Maintenance

April 18th- Electrical

May 16th & 30th- HVAC 1 & 2

June 13th -Plumbing

July 18th -Appliance Repair

(Fall)

August 22nd- Interior/Exterior Maintenance

September 12th- Electrical

October 17th & 31st- HVAC 1 & 2

November 7th -Plumbing

November 28th -Appliance Repair


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:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $1,349 APASS, $1,499 Member, $1,999 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: 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.

*Registration for 2019 is now open*


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: $539 APASS, $599 Member, $799 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.
2018 Dates:

July 26th - Industry Experience & Financial Management

August 9th- Marketing

August 30th- Property Maintenance

September 20th- Human Resources

October 25th- Risk Management & Legal

November 15th- Resident Experience & Review


National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)

Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by becoming a National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), and take your career to the next level. NALP 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:
  • Prequisite: 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.**NALP may be taken online through the National Apartment Association Education Institute.**

Learn More About NALP


*APASS Subscribers Receive 10% Off of Designation Courses

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