National Apartment Association Education Institute Designate Programs

The Apartment Association of Kansas City is the National Affiliate here in Kansas City. We work along with the NAAEI to promote and train our team members.

Since its inception, NAAEI’s message has been to encourage the apartment industry’s adoption of best practices, and the highest professional standards. They have continually updated the body of knowledge for the industry while credentialing over 25,000 qualified leasing consultants, maintenance technicians, community managers, portfolio supervisors, supplier partners and independent rental property owners.

Companies that encourage participation in these programs immediately benefit when employees apply what they learn to their jobs – with a rapid positive impact on net operating income and employee engagement.

AAKC encourages all team members of apartment communities and our supplier members to achieve real professional growth. These programs increase knowledge, skills and leadership competence, preparing team members for promotion, and improving your company’s bottom line.

Designate Programs

National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)
Earning NALP, your first industry credential, signals to your employer your commitment to a career in residential property management.

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
Earning your CAM allows you to demonstrate your skills, knowledge, ability to manage an apartment community and achieve owners investment goals.

Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)
Earning your CAPS takes you to the next level in property management. It fast-tracks your career advancement and your corresponding earning potential.

Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)
Earning your CAMT validates your knowledge, enhances your reputation and credibility, boosts your confidence, and earns you respect.

Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS)
Earning CAS allows you to network with your peers from other companies. You will learn about the benefits and activities your local apartment association offers, and engage in apartment association meetings/events. The course is an opportunity for suppliers to hear the everyday challenges faced by apartment-manager customers.

Once you complete the course, take the test and meet all the requirements for your designation, you will receive a certificate and pin from the National Apartment Association. Your designation is a national certification. If you are to move to other states, your designation will go with you. AAKC will transfer your information to the NAA affiliate where you are moving. You do have to keep up with your CEC’s each year to keep your designation current. If your dues have lapsed, your designation will not continue.

2017 CEC Requirements

Each year you must complete education credits to keep your designation current:

AAKC offers education training classes for these students to keep up their designations. Each year NAA will send each designate a renewal letter, invoice for yearly dues and form to complete for education credits. AAKC seminars are worth 1 point per hour.

Any questions you might have on your designation requirements, please call Debbie at the AAKC Office at 913.248.0355.

AAKC Lyceum Program

In 2010, Lenora Carpenter, Christine Lee and Debbie Haukenberry started the AAKC Lyceum Class. AAKC is building a group of leaders to take on the future roles of board members and work alongside other individuals who are interested in becoming those future leaders. To date, AAKC has over 50 Lyceum graduates. In May of 2018, AAKC will be holding another Lyceum class for 12 future leaders.

The Lyceum class consists of attending three classes, one class per month (May, June and July 2018) and completing an assigned community project of their choice. This class is a great way to meet people in the apartment industry, share experiences, and learn more about the apartment industry.

NAAEI Online Learning

NAAEI offers several online courses on their website. Visit www.gowithvisto.org  their website for more information on how you can earn your designations online and attend excellent webinars about the apartment industry.

AAKC Scholarship Program

Each year the AAKC Golf Committee donates a portion of their golf proceeds to further educate individuals who want to go to the next level in their career. The scholarships are awarded to ones who their companies won’t pay for their education training. The books, classes and all fees are paid for through this scholarship program.

Fall of 2017, AAKC will be giving away the following scholarships.

Certified Apartment Manager
Certified Apartment Supplier
Certificate for Maintenance Technician
National Apartment Leasing Professional

If your company will not pay for your training, please download this form and email to dhaukenberry@aakc.us or jworden@aakc.us.