NAAEI has been listening to feedback from our members, our students, our course instructors and our local associations and are in the process of updating our professional designation programs to make them more comprehensive as well as efficient so that they continue to meet the needs of today’s learners. First up was our Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) course. We launched the updated course last spring and now want to provide those people who started but did not complete their CAM the opportunity to go back and earn their designation.
Our CAMnesty program gives people that opportunity. People who since 2006 have completed all of the CAM requirements but the community analysis or the exam can now pay a fee, complete a new course module and take the exam to complete their professional designation.
Earning the CAM designation is one of the best ways for someone to build their industry credibility and demonstrate to others that they have the skills and the knowledge to serve as leaders—and effective property managers—in the industry. That designation also can give you a competitive edge when planning your next career move. Many hiring managers look for professional designations such as the CAM when deciding among job applicants.
If you’re still on the fence about whether professional designations like the CAM are worth the time and effort, I encourage you to take a look at this video on the Value of Professional Designations that we’ve put together. Still undecided? Watch Stephanie Anderson, CAM, describe how having her CAM gave her the extra edge she needed to move from a position as assistant property manager to property manager. Stephanie is our 2013 Certified Apartment Manager of the Year.
I encourage you to act now to take advantage of the CAMnesty program because it will only be available for a limited time.