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.
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 seven modules containing 32 chapters with approximately 238 study resources cover virtually every aspect of community association management. To earn the designation, a candidate is required to answer approximately 1,085 multiple-choice questions, distributed throughout the curriculum at the end of each resource.
FCAP understands the time demands placed on working managers. For that reason, the FACS online classes are divided into seven 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.
The CAM Profession
People, Pets and Parking
Managing Technology in a Community Association
Financial Management in Community Associations
From the Top Down: Building Management
From the Inside Out: Grounds Management
Keeping it Safe: A CAM’s Role in Community Security
Cost FCAP Membership
7 modules at $165 each
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
Getting a CAM License is only the beginning. What sets managers apart is what they learn after they get licensed. The CFCAM program provides managers an in-depth training at topics related to practical community association management in Florida”. – 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