NAAEI Opens New Path for Lapsed Students to Earn Certified Apartment Manager Designation under CAMnesty Program
- Sep 05, 2013
Arlington, Va.—Everyone deserves a second chance, and the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is offering one to those people in the apartment industry who started but did not complete their Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation within the past seven years.
NAAEI recently launched its CAMnesty program, which is expected to run through March 2014. Under the program, people who have previously completed all of the requirements for the CAM designation but the community analysis or course exam can pay a fee, complete a new course module and take the exam to earn their professional designation. The fee varies based on when individuals started the CAM course. If they started more than two years ago, they would pay $250 to participate in the program. If more than two years have passed, the fee would be $350.
Having that professional designation also is important because hiring companies look for it, he said. It demonstrates to others that the person holding the CAM is an apartment industry professional who has made the commitment to continuing their education and to staying current with industry best practices and trends.
CAMnesty is the latest step by NAAEI to update its CAM program to better meet the needs of today’s adult learners. In the spring, NAAEI launched its revised CAM course in which a scenario-based exam replaced a community analysis project. That change—along with others—was based on feedback received from students, CAM faculty and NAAEI affiliates.