CAI Business Partners are indispensable to the community associations they support with their guidance, products and services. CAI education helps these businesses and professionals differentiate themselves in the competitive community association marketplace.
CAI awards qualified professionals with credentials to improve the quality and effectiveness of community management. The following credentials are awarded by CAI:
Reserve Specialist (RS)
Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)
College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
If you are a volunteer or board member seeking to hire a business partner, look for these designations from CAI.
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Business Partner Essentials
Business Partner Essentials is an online course designed to help CAI-member product and service providers better understand CAI, community associations and the industry at large. Individuals who pass the course and maintain CAI membership earn the CAI Educated Business Partner distinction, gaining special recognition among thousands of companies and professionals who support common-interest communities—accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance professionals, landscapers, painters, reserve specialists, software providers and many others.
Online course with exam. Printable materials and a certificate of completion.
Approximately three hours, with additional reading materials available.
CAI Business Partner members: $99 | Nonmembers: $199