Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP) is a membership-based professional organization for those who work, serve, or live in the 45,000+ community associations in Florida. The primary purpose of FCAP is to train and equip industry professionals with a goal toward effective, efficient, legal, and fiscally responsible community management.
FCAP believes that professional education is an ongoing, never-ending process and strives to provide up-to-date training resources as they become available. Relying on service providers, who work hands-on in the industry and understand its complexity, FCAP publishes and makes available new training material weekly through the FCAP newsletter and monthly in Florida Community Association Journal magazine. Additional legal resources are available through the monthly CALL (Community Association Leadership Lobby) newsletter Managers Report.
FCAP Schools offers training opportunities for managers and board members. Managers are able to take free online CEU courses that satisfy the state’s bi-yearly requirement. Board members are able to take the online board certification requirement at no cost. Managers also have the opportunity to take the FACS (Florida Advanced CAM Studies) course, which leads to credentialing through the CFCAM (Certified Florida Community Association Manager) program.
FCAP offers professional manager placement services through CondoJobs, Florida’s oldest and most trusted confidential recruiting service.
FCAP works as an advocate on your behalf and offers networking, education, and information to CAMs of all levels of experience and knowledge. As a member of FCAP, you will enjoy a complimentary subscription to your industry’s very own trade publication the Florida Community Association Journal, membership in CondoJobs Recruiting Service, free CEUs, and many other benefits that are listed on the next page.
FCAP offers board members and community association volunteers membership in a statewide industry organization. FCAP offers networking, education, and information to board members of all community types including condominium associations, HOAs, cooperatives, timeshares, and mobile home communities. As a member of FCAP, you will enjoy the benefits that are listed on the next page.
FCAP is open for membership to businesses that offer products or services to the community association industry. Among many benefits are opportunities to contribute to CEUs, write educational articles, and provide practical answers to problems facing communities. See the next page for a full list of benefits.
|Benefits||Managers||Board Members||Service Providers|
|Yearly subscription to FLCAJ||•||•||•|
|FCAP weekly email newsletter||•||•||•|
|Managers Report monthly legal newsletter||•||•||•|
|Downloadable member roster||•||•||•|
|Access to 10-years FLCAJ article archives||•||•||•|
|Useful Contacts Package:
• FCAP Catalog
• Condo certified attorneys
• Readers’ Choice Awards winners
• Management Company Directory
|Access to searchable FCAP Knowledge Base
• over 500 online articles
• 10 years’ magazine archives
|Access and participation in FCAP peer-to-peer
“FCAP Helpnet” Answer network
|Membership in CondoJobs Recruiting Service||•||•|
|Free online CEUs with 24/7 access||•|
|Manager Welcome Package:
• Community Finances Training Package
• Community Safety & Security Training Package
|Online state required board member certification||•|
|Board Member Welcome Package:
• Welcome to Board
• Community Finances Training Package
• Community Safety & Security Training Package
|Board reference library includes access to all
CEU training materials
|Company logo in the “FCAP Community” section of FLCAJ||•|
|Right to use FCAP logo in all promotional material||•|
|Opportunity to contribute to FCAP e-mail newsletter||•|
|Opportunity to contribute to “FCAP Community”
column in FLCAJ
|Opportunity to contribute to Florida Advanced CAM Studies||•|
|Company profile in FCAP newsletter||•|
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.
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|
|Module 1||The CAM Profession||4 Chapters|
|Module 2||People, Pets, and Parking||3 Chapters|
|Module 3||Technology||4 Chapters|
|Module 4||Financial Management||7 Chapters|
|Module 5||Building Maintenance and Construction||6 Chapters|
|Module 6||Landscape, Lakes, Pools, and Pavement||4 Chapters|
|Module 7||Safety and Security||4 Chapters|
|Module 8||Legal||6 Chapters|
Marcy Kravit, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CFCAM
Richard Johns, Managing Director, FCAP
Betsy Barbieux CAM, CFCAM
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
The Florida Advanced CAM Studies (FACS) is unique in its approach to educating managers. Through it you will gain the knowledge required for success in managing today’s community associations.
Curriculum – All Florida-specific, industry specific material
Convenience – At home, on breaks, evenings, weekends
Cost – Pay as you learn; just finish in 12 months