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Designations and Certifications

Designation and Certification Programs:

CMC CMT CSC CAC NYP

The industry is growing. Competition is fierce and professionals face more challenges than ever before. Today, if you work in the industry, you can’t afford to overlook the benefits of an industry designation. Education programs and designations sponsored by EI are the premier offerings for professionals. Each course and program has been carefully crafted and tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s professional.

Designations must be renewed once per year.


Certified Manager Certification (CMC)

Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by receiving a Certified Manager Certification (CMC) and take your career to the next level. CMC training helps you manage your association and team more effectively. The Education Institute offers this nationally recognized designation to industry professionals who want to advance their career in management.

CMC Training Covers:
  • Management of Issues
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Maintenance for Managers
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Analysis
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $929 Member, $1,449 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: You must have worked in the industry for at least 12 months
  • Completion Requires: Nine courses listed (which total 55 ½ hours) and all examination requirements met within 12 months of declaring candidacy.

Certificate for Maintenance Technicians (CMT)

Enhance your professional growth in the industry by earning your Certificate for Maintenance Technicians (CMT), a program that can take your career to the next level. CMT training helps you to preserve the value of your profession. 

Non-Technical Online Courses:
  • Inside the Business
  • People, Projects and Profits
Technical Courses:
  • Interior and Exterior Maintenance and Repair
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
  • HVAC Maintenance and Repair
  • Appliance Maintenance and Repair
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $899 Member, $1,299 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite:Must have one year of maintenance experience before being eligible to receive the certificate
  • Completion Requires: Seven courses plus online content (which total 90 ½ hours) and meeting all examination requirements within 12 months of declaring candidacy.

Certified Supervisor Certification (CSC)

Take the next step in your professional development and become a certified success by earning your Certified Supervisor Certification (CSC) designation. The Education Institute offers this nationally recognized designation for multi-site supervisors and experienced managers.

CSC Training Covers:
  • Legal Responsibilities and Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Property Performance Management
  • Property Evaluation and Due Diligence
  • Effective Leadership
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $1,499 Member, $1,999 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: Must have worked as a multi-site supervisor for 24 months.
  • Completion Requires: Five courses listed above (which total 40 hours); and meeting all examination requirements within 24 months of declaring candidacy.

Certified Associate Certification (CAC)

Associates are important liaisons to the industry. The Certified Associate Certification (CAC) program is designed as an opportunity for suppliers to hear the everyday challenges faced by the apartment manager customer. The CAC program is ideal for new salespeople as well as veterans of the industry.

CAC Training Covers:

  • Management of Issues
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $599 Member, $799 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prerequisites: You must have completed the Associate Success course and worked in the  industry for at least 12 months in an associate role.
  • Completion Requires: Four required courses (which total 26 hours) and meeting all examination requirements within 24 months of declaring candidacy.

National Young Professional (NYP)

Enhance your professional growth in the apartment industry by becoming a National Young Professional (NYP), and take your career to the next level. NYP training gives you the skills you need to thrive in the industry as you advance in your career. The Education Institute offers this nationally recognized designation to industry professionals who have at least two months of experience and who are looking to advance their career in management.

Details:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for each module
  • Cost: $599 Member, $799 Non-Member
  • CEC: 6
  • Prequisite: You must have worked in the apartment industry for two months
  • Completion Requires: Seven courses as well as a Market Survey presentation. All examination requirements must be met within 12 months of declaring candidacy.