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Online Learning

​​​​CAI offers many courses and products in an online format. These include:

​Audience​Program
​Community ManagersM-100, M-100 California Edition, M-100 Colorado Edition, M-100 Illinois Edition, M-201, M-203, M-204, M-205, M-206, and M-300
​Community Association Leaders/HomeownersThe Board Leadership Development Workshop
​CAI Business PartnersBusiness Partner Essentials
Managers, Homeowners, and Business Partners

​200​+ webinars on various topics


How do I review CAI's entire catalog of online programs?

You can review the public catalog of CAI's online products at http://cai.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog.

How do I register for an online course?

​You can register online for a course with a credit card, and have immediate access to the course by selecting it from the catalog of CAI's online products at http://cai.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog.​ To register for a course see "Pay for an Online Course by Check" in the left navigation of this page.

​How do I access online courses or webinars that I've already purchased?

To access your online course(s) and/or webinars:

    1. Click on the "My CAI" link at the top right of the CAI website.
    2. Select "My Online Learning." If you are not already logged into CAI’s website, you will be prompted to sign in with your e-mail address and password, which is typically your last name.
    3. Under your program title, click the “Launch” hyperlink to get started.

What features are unique to the online courses?

The online courses typically contain: (1) audio to reinforce learning, (2) end-of-lesson quizzes and (3) numerous interactive activities. The online courses allow learners to take the final exam online and immediately find out whether or not they passed. The online courses also typically incorporate reading assignments and webinars; students are expected to complete these assignments and are tested on them.

How long are the online courses?

CAI's online courses are rigorous and require the learner to review every slide before they can take the final exam.

​Online Course​Length
​M-100: The Essentials of Community Association Management​11-14 hours ​
​M-100: California Edition​14-16 hours (including three webinars)
​M-100: Colorado Edition​24 hours
​M-100: Illinois Edition​22 hours
​M-201: Facilities Management​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and webinars
​M-203: Community Leadership​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and discussion boards
​M-204: Community Governance​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and discussion boards
​M-205: Risk Management​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and webinars
​M-206: Financial Management​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and webinars
​M-300: Ethics and the Community Manager​4-6 hours, plus an additional 4 hours of study via reading assignments and video
​Board Leadership Development Workshop​6 hours
Business Partner Essentials​3 hours

 

How does the final exam work?

Final exams for online courses are included in the course at the end. The M-100 exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (the California and Colorado exams are 50 questions), the 200-level course exams consist of 40-50 multiple-choice questions, and M-300 is 10 multiple-choice and true-false questions. Learners must receive a score of 70% to pass the course. If the learner does not achieve 70%, he or she will have one additional opportunity to retake the exam. Once the exam is passed, the learner will receive an electronic certificate of completion.

Will I receive continuing education credit for the online courses?

All of CAI’s online courses and webinars offer continuing education credit toward CAI credentials. CAI’s online programs may not be approved for credit toward your specific state license, where appropriate. Review a list of approved courses for DRE/CAM credit.

What technology or equipment do I need to take an online course?

CAI's online courses include flash-based exercises and quizzes and therefore require an internet browser that supports this such as the latest version of Google Chrome. Our courses may not function properly in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Our online courses also must be taken on a PC or laptop computer; at this time our courses are not compatible with mobile devises. Learn more about the technical requirements for taking a CAI online course or webinar.

Who can I contact for more information about online education?

If you have specific questions about online education, or you need more information, please feel free to contact Education Manager Shari Lewis at slewis@caionline.org or Director of Education Jake Gold at jgold@caionline.org.

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