Florida is home to more condominiums, HOAs, licensed managers (CAMs), statutes, and boards of directors than any other state in the US. The billions of dollars that flow into the industry by way of assessments, fees, dues, etc., and then paid out in the way of purchased services and operating expenses confirms the need for highly trained Managers who have the tools and ability to navigate the complicated waters.
Community Association Managers are the integral part of the leadership of the community and the industry. The thousands of Florida licensed managers that are dedicated to their communities and management companies are the professional leaders with their “feet on the ground.” Managers are tasked with adapting to a constantly changing environment that affects both the financial and esoteric culture in their community.
Training costs time and money. Many managers are discouraged from furthering their careers through advanced education because of time and money. FCAP and the CFCAM program address both of these cost issues with online courses leading to an advanced professional certification that is budget conscious in both areas—time and money
FCAP recognizes that Florida’s licensing process and continuing education requirements provide a limited solution, and are lacking in fully meeting the needs of professional managers to fundamentally facilitate, meet, and/or exceed the association’s expectations. FCAP, through its Certified Florida Community Association Manager program, has developed a course of study that is designed to meet that need, while offering flexibility in both time and budget.
Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP) is the only statewide member organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of those in the community association industry.
The mission of FCAP is to train and equip Florida’s community association professionals by providing the most thorough and up-to-date educational materials from the most knowledgeable sources.
Membership is open to managers, service providers, and community leaders. Advanced certification and continuing education credits are available for CAMs, while other members are able to audit selected courses.
FCAP offers the only Florida-specific professional designation in the industry. The core of the certification is the Florida Advanced CAM Studies (FACS), the most comprehensive, systematic training program available for community association managers. Developed with the help of more than 140 Florida professional service providers, educators, and managers, the eight modules containing 38 chapters with approximately 175 study resources cover virtually every aspect of community association management. To earn the designation, a candidate is required to answer approximately 800 multiple-choice questions, distributed throughout the curriculum at the end of each resource. For those in the community association industry in Florida, this is considered the “Master’s Degree” in Florida Community Association Management!
FCAP understands the time demands placed on working managers. For that reason, the FACS online classes are divided into eight modules, which can be taken individually as time allows. The only time requirement is that all modules and tests must be completed within 12 months of starting. Modules are paid for as they are opened, which makes budgeting easy to manage.
Florida Advanced CAM Studies
The CAM Profession
People, Pets and Parking
Building Maintenance and Construction
Landscape, Lakes, Pools, and Pavement
Safety and Security
Marcy Kravit, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CFCAM
Richard Johns, Managing Director, FCAP
Betsy Barbieux, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA
Patricia Rogers, CFCAM
Pat Naldrett-Bilodeau, CFCAM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Megan McMurry, FCAP
Taylor Johns, FCAP
FCAP currently offers more than 50 online continuing education courses free for FCAP members. These courses are available 24 hours a day. The course materials are provided by the top professionals in the industry and updated frequently. CEUs are available in all categories as well as the required legal update.
When managers ask me what they can do to move ahead in their careers, I tell them to continue their education above and beyond what the state requires. The difference between an average manager and a true professional is the amount of effort they are willing to invest in learning all aspects of their jobs. The FACS course and CFCAM program touch on all the areas that managers deal with routinely. I highly recommend it. – Lisa Pinder, Director, CondoJobs Recruiting Service
Getting a CAM License is only the beginning. What sets managers apart is what they learn after they get licensed. The CFCAM is the equivalent of a master’s degree in community management. – Marcy Kravit, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CFCAM
Anyone who wants to work in the industry should take your course first. It has all the ingredients needed to educate a newly licensed manager to become successful in their first management job. It’s also extremely valuable for experienced CAMs for learning new ideas. – Robert Johnson, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Curriculum – All Florida-specific, industry specific material
Convenience – At home, on breaks, evenings, weekends
Cost – Pay as you learn; just finish in 12 months
Cost FCAP Membership
8 modules at $165 each