National Certification Programs

Take your career to the next level

The Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC) and National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) encourage continuing education for all multifamily professionals. Here are some of the opportunities.

Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP)
This course will help individuals who are new to the industry by teaching skills to generate traffic and work with prospective residents. Learn more.


Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
CAM is a nationally recognized designation created by the NAAEI to provide training on managing an apartment community. Learn more.


Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS)
Show your commitment to providing products and services to the rental housing industry when you become a Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS). Learn more.

Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)

Designed for individuals ready to fast-track their careers, the CAPS course covers everything you need to know to successfully oversee a rental housing portfolio. Learn more.

Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)
Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CAMT designation ensures that maintenance professionals know how to run a cost-effective maintenance program. Learn more.

Independent Rental Owner Professional (IROP)
The Independent Rental Owner Professional (IROP) credential program is for rental owners who personally hold and manage an apartment property or properties. Independent owners can benefit from training in budget management, tax planning, preventative maintenance, energy efficiency and rental unit preparation as well as qualifying and retaining residents. Learn More.

Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM)
The Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) credential helps management professionals master the complex requirements of the Low-Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Affordable housing managers will learn how to communicate LIHTC regulations and processes, prepare for physical inspections, resolve noncompliance and manage documentation and recertification. Learn more.

Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM)
The Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM) provides management companies and owners a mechanism for meeting initial and ongoing HUD Office of Affordable Preservation (OAHP) training commitments after opting for a green Mark-to-Market restructuring. It also benefits anyone employing Green Operations and Maintenance Practices. Credential holders learn the latest techniques and technologies to make cost-saving green improvements at properties. Learn more.

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