- March 11, 2014
- March 4, 2014
- February 27, 2014
The onsite manager is a vital link between apartment residents and the community owners and investors.
Programs may be taken as standalone seminars or as a complete course to earn the industry designation.
CAM candidates must complete the following requirements to obtain the CAM designation:
In class CAM programs are scheduled by local and state affiliates. Find a CAM Course.
CAM is also available online.
Download the CAM Flyer.
To download the flyer and save it to your computer, right-click the image and select "Save Target As". For MAC users, control-click and select "Save Link As".
For more information, contact NAAEI at 703-518-6141 or your state or local affiliate.
The CAM exam is two parts with a total time of four hours.
Part One: 115 questions timed for two hours.
Part Two: 75 questions timed for two hours.
If you began taking the CAM course in 2006 or later, don't worry, you can still finish the course and obtain the CAM designation! Learn about how you can obtain the CAM designation through CAMnesty.
“It is important for employees in the apartment industry to have regular, ongoing training. NAAEI professional designations, such as the CAM, offer that. They also provide employees with a tremendous sense of accomplishment, which is an essential component for learning.”- Former NAAEI president Jeff Lowry, CAPS, President of operations for Lubbock, Texas-based Madera Residential.
“I wanted to someday manage my own community, so I enrolled in CAM and shortly afterward received my first opportunity to manage a community. After taking the CAM class, I began to really become involved with the apartment association and soon found myself teaching NALP and CAM modules.” - Sandra Fick, NALP, CAM, community manager of Charter Properties’ Long Creek Club Apartments in Charlotte, N.C.
“When I’m having those bad days, I know that I went through the Certified Apartment Manager program. It helps me get over the hump. It taught me so much.” - Sandra Fick, NALP, CAM, community manager of Charter Properties’ Long Creek Club Apartments in Charlotte, N.C. (taken from video interview)
“Being a Certified Apartment Manager is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. I find myself living, breathing and sleeping all things involving multi-family housing. It is not often that you come across someone that enjoys going to work each day. I find excitement in challenging the status quo and improving my community and my company in every possible way. - Stephanie Anderson, CAM, senior community manager at Harbor Village Apartments in Richmond, Va.
“I was recruited by my current management company. They loved me but on paper I wasn’t quite as great as some of the other candidates. I didn’t have that real-life experience. What I did have was the CAM designation. That gave me the extra edge which gave me the position I currently have. - Stephanie Anderson, CAM, senior community manager at Harbor Village Apartments in Richmond, Va. (taken from video interview)
The CAM designation requires annual renewal. Submission of both annual CAM dues of $100 and documentation of six hours of continuing should be submitted to complete the annual CAM renewal. Submission of continuing education is not required for the first renewal. Find online submission and renewal information.
See what apartment industry professionals have to say about NAA's Capitol Conference on March 11 in Washington. Don't miss out! To learn more and to register, please visit www.naahq.org/capitol.