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Business Partner Programs

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As a CAI Business Partner, your expertise, products, and services are indispensable to the community associations you support. CAI is proud to offer these four programs: Educated Business Partner, Reserve Specialist (RS), Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS), and the College of Community Associations Lawyers (CCAL). 

​​2527%

U.S. populations living in community associations 
​   $27.3 billion

 
Assessment dollars contributed to reserve funds
3040%

Community associations that are self-managed


Be among the thousands of professionals who have elected to join CAI and demonstrate knowledge of this industry. CAI courses provide a robust support system for classroom and online learners and are tailored to community association professionals who want to elevate their skills, increase marketability, and apply their solutions to community association specific needs.

BUSINESS PARTNER PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE*

​Program
Background Requirements
​Educated Business Partner member distinction​​
​Complete Business Partner Essentials course. Maintain CAI membership. 
Reserve Specialist (RS) ​
​Prepare at least 30 reserve studies within the past three (3) calendar years, hold a bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering (or equivalent experience and education), or meet other requirements options. Please see the application for full details.
Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)​
​Five years of experience in the community association insurance field, be of satisfactory legal and ethical standing in the industry.
College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
​Minimum of seven (7) years legal practice with a demonstrated concentration in community association law, five (5) of which must immediately precede the date of application; be a member of CAI and have attended at least one CAI Law Seminar within the last five (5) years


 

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For CCAL, CIRMS, or RS credential applications, or for PMDP course descriptions, locations, and schedules follow the links above or call CAI at (888) 224-4321 (M-F, 9:00-6:00 ET).

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