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Designation Maintenance Requirements

Now that you've successfully completed the necessary components of your National Apartment Association designation there are certain requirements necessary to maintain this hard-earned accolade.

In order to ensure that all designates are kept abreast of the constant changes and new information within the multi-family industry, designates are required to obtain CECs (Continuing Education Credits) to further their education and involvement within the industry. 

The CEC requirements are listed below by designation. Each credit is equivalent to one classroom hour of instruction.  

  • CAM: 6 CECs 
  • CAPS: 6 CECs 
  • NALP: 3 CECs 
  • CAMT : 3 CECs 
  • CAS: 3 CECs  
  • Designates are required to report one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) for a course or program taken that addresses compliance with federal, state or local legislative or regulatory issues (e.g. Fairhousing, Lead-Based Paint, Osha, Fair Credit Reporting act, Mold, Landlord tenant Law, hiPPa, etc.) 
CECs Earned from NAA, NAAEI and NAA Affiliate Programs and Activities
One half of your required CECs per renewal period must be attained by participating in NAA, NAAEI or NAA affiliate courses, seminars, programs or activities. The following are examples of accepted activities and their respective CE value:
  • You may earn one CEC per contact hour (50 minutes of education programming) by attending naa,naaEi or naa affiliate courses, seminars, workshops or conference sessions. 
  • You may earn one CEC per hour of instruction and a maximum of three CECs for volunteering to instruct naa, naaEi or naa affiliate courses, seminars or programs without compensation.  
  • You may earn one CEC per year and a maximum of three CECs for serving on or chairing NAA, NAAEI or NAA affiliate boards or committees. 
  • You may earn one CEC per grading assignment for serving as a volunteer grader for NAAEi. 
CECs from Non-NAA or Non-NAA Affiliate Programs and Activities
The other half of your required CECs may be obtained by participating in the following programs or activities.
  • You may earn one CEC per contact hour (50 minutes of education programming) by attending education programs sponsored by other housing organizations: IREM, NAHB, NAHMA, NAHRO or professional associations such as: American Management Association, Society for Human Resource Management, American Society for Training and Development, etc. 
  • You may earn one CEC per contact hour (50 minutes of education programming) by attending courses, seminars, self-study programs and workshops that have been approved for credit by your state real estate board or commission. 
  • You may earn one CEC per contact hour (50 minutes of education programming) by attending courses offered by accredited career and technical schools, community colleges and universities. 
  • You may earn one CEC per year and a maximum of three CECs by serving on local, state and national boards, commissions, task forces and committees related to the housing industry or which help to enhance the image of the apartment industry (e.g. Fair housing commission, senior housing commission, Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, etc.) 
  • You may earn one CEC per hour of instruction and a maximum of three CECs for volunteering to instruct apartment industry related courses, seminars or programs without compensation. 
  • You may earn one CEC per two hours of research and writing and a maximum of three CECs for writing original articles without compensation that are published in apartment industry publications. Articles must be published during the renewal period. 
Online Training
NAAEI does not accept Grace hill online courses for Continuing Education Credit.  Only online courses offered by NAAEi; NAA affiliates; accredited colleges, universities and career and technical schools; real estate and other professional associations; and those approved by state real estate boards or commissions will be accepted.  To access HAA's online course offerings please click here.

In-House Training
NAAEI does not accept in-house or corporate training for continuing education credit.

For more information regarding renewing your designation and to pay renewal dues and report CE credits, visit NAA's website here.