Professional Designations

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Commercial

Why the RPA®?

The RPA® Designation program positions property managers for success by providing insight into and knowledge of operating a commercial building. You’ll gain a full understanding of the diverse aspects of property management involved in analyzing a building in its entirety. The RPA® program will teach you to maximize a building’s net income while minimizing risks, thereby enhancing your standing in the industry and positioning you for long-term success.

What Will I Learn? 

In the RPA® program, you’ll learn how to enhance the value of the asset through proper and strategic decision making. Components of this program include design, operation, and maintenance of an office building. You will become fully versed in budgeting and accounting for commercial real estate, risk management, and best practices in bidding. This program also covers reviewing and selecting contract providers, marketing and leasing the building, and operating the asset from an owner’s perspective through a comprehensive asset management component. 

Who Should Enroll? 

Assistant property managers, property managers, and those who manage real estate assets. 

Experience Requirement

You can begin pursuing your RPA® at any time during your career. Before you are awarded the RPA® Designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable property management experience. The criteria are outlined in the RPA® Designation Experience Form. This form may be submitted at any time following enrollment.

Course Requirement

Eight courses are required to complete your RPA Designation and can be taken in any order. 

  1. Budgeting and Accounting
  2. Enviornmental Health and Safety Issues
  3. Ethics is Good Business Short Course
  4. Law and Risk Management
  5. Real Estate Investment and Finance
  6. Deisgn, Operation an dMaintenance of Building System Part I
  7. Deisgn, Operation an dMaintenance of Building System Part II

Elective Courses (choose one)

  • Asset Management
  • Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers
  • Managing the Organization

Exam Requirement

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Why the FMA®?

The FMA® Designation program positions you as a key strategic contributor within your organization by helping you to create a productive work environment and handle tenant issues such as daily operations, maintenance, comfort, and safety.

What Will I Learn?

In the FMA® program, you’ll learn to manage facilities in a way that best supports tenants and staff, while meeting your organization’s overall objectives. This program covers everything from planning and project management to environmental health and worker safety. In addition, it provides the information needed to minimize maintenance costs and properly manage other timely issues.

Who Should Enroll?

Assistant facility managers, facility managers, and those responsible for daily operations and maintenance. 

Experience Requirement

You can begin pursuing your FMA® at any time during your career. Before you are awarded your FMA® Designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable facilities management experience. The criteria are outlined in the FMA® Designation Experience Form. This form may be submitted an any time following enrollment.

Course Requirement

Eight courses are required to complete your RPA Designation and can be taken in any order. 

  1. Facilities Planning and Project Management
  2. Enviornmental Health and Safety Issues
  3. Ethics is Good Business Short Course
  4. Fundamentals of Facilities Management
  5. Deisgn, Operation an dMaintenance of Building System Part I
  6. Deisgn, Operation an dMaintenance of Building System Part II

Elective Courses (choose two)

  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Managing the Organization

Exam Requirement

View more information about the examination process here.

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Why the BOMI-HP®?

The BOMI-HP® Designation program provides learners with an in-depth understanding of how to define, initiate, pay for, complete, and obtain a return on investment for sustainable initiatives within all segments of a building or portfolio. This program meets the growing demand in the marketplace for comprehensive sustainability and energy-efficient programs.

What Will I Learn?

In the BOMI-HP® program, you will learn to create and apply sustainable initiatives to optimize current and future high-performance building operations. In addition to responsible environmental stewardship, you will learn to maximize cost-savings for your building or portfolio.

Who Should Enroll?

Industry professionals responsible for implementing sustainable initiatives.

Experience Requirement

None

Course Requirement

Three courses are required to complete your HP Designation.

  1. High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments
  2. High-Performance Sustainable Building Practices
  3. High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles

Exam Requirement

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Multifamily 

Earning NALP, your first industry credential, signals to an employer your commitment to a career in residential property management.

Requirements:

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

  • Minimum of six months of onsite property management experience in a leasing role (This can be obtained while taking the course; you will receive a provisional certificate until this requirement is met.)
  • Successful completion of seven NALP courses
  • Pass the examination within 12 months of declaring candidacy

Exam Requirements: 

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Earning your CAM credential allows you to demonstrate your skills, knowledge, and ability to manage an apartment community and achieve owners’ investment goals.

Requirements:

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

  • Minimum of 12 months of onsite property management experienceSuccessful completion of all CAM coursework (totaling 40 hours)
  • Meet all examination standards within 12 months of declaring candidacy

Exam Requirements: 

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

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

Exam Requirements: 

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Earning your Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) validates your knowledge, enhances your reputation and credibility, boosts your confidence and earns you respect.

The CAMT program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

Requirements:

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

  • Minimum of 12 months of apartment or rental housing maintenance experience. (This can be obtained while taking the course, you will receive a provisional certificate until this requirement is met.) 
  • Successful completion of all CAMT coursework (totaling 80 hours)
  • Meet all examination standards within 12 months of declaring candidacy

Exam Requirements: 

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Earning CAS allows you to network with your peers from other companies, learn about the benefits and activities your local apartment association offers and engage in apartment association meetings and events. The course is an opportunity for suppliers to hear the everyday challenges faced by apartment-manager customers.

Requirements

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

  • Complete the Suppler Success Course
  • Employment within the apartment industry in a supplier position
  • Successful completion of all CAS coursework (totaling 26 hours)
  • Meet all examination standards within 12 months of declaring candidacy

 

Exam Requirements: 

View more information about the examination process here.

This course will be taken with the CAM Certificaiton. Dates to be determined. 

Attention Vendors: 

If you are interested in sponsorsing a day, lunch, designation program or course, please reach out to Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org. 

Attention Vendors: 

If you are interested in sponsorsing a day, lunch, designation program or course, please reach out to Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org.