The California Apartment Association is pleased to offer the California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) professional certification program, for those interested in advancing in a career in property management. CCRM provides excellent overall training in fair housing, maintenance, legal compliance, risk management and the life cycle of tenancy. Just as important, CCRM prepares candidates for the next level of professional training. Upon completion of the CCRM professional certification program you will have the skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage rental property and be an asset to any employer. CCRM Professional Certification Courses can be taken individually or as a series. The Property Management series of courses provides professional training specific to the laws and regulations of California. Click here for more information on the course requirements.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its Lead-Based Paint Renovation and Repair Regulations and now requires property owners and management companies to implement lead-safe work practices and certification training for paid contractors and maintenance professionals working in pre-1978 housing. The California Apartment Association, in conjunction with Benchmark Environmental, is now offering the mandatory EPA-accredited training course that will certify workers as required under the new law for anyone who disturbs lead-coated surfaces during repair or renovation of pre-1978 housing. Specifically, any company that employs workers who perform tasks covered by this rule must be accredited, and then must be registered as a Certified Renovation Firm with the EPA. Given EPA’s increased enforcement activities, which include the revocation of a certification for failing to adhere to lead-safe supervision, it is recommended that property management companies and owners who employee maintenance personnel insure that a significant proportion of their maintenance staff be “Certified Renovators.” To sign up for this mandatory training and certification, check with your local CAA affiliate for a class schedule that suits your needs. Also remember that under the new rules, before any work described above is to begin, owners and managers are required to notify residents using the Renovate Right Brochure which can be found on the CAA Website. This pamphlet provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being done in your building/unit.
Owning and managing rental housing in California is more complicated than it used to be. Why not get help managing your investment? Based on CAA's best seller, Managing Rental Housing book, the Managing Rental Housing course covers all areas of property management. This course will teach you how to successfully create, maintain, and terminate a tenancy by providing step-by-step guidance, sample legal forms, precedent-setting court cases, plus the actual California codes that regulate your rental housing business. Beneficial for both professionals and novices in the property management industry, the Managing Rental Housing course provides you the practical information you need to operate your property efficiently, ethically, and profitably.