National Credentials

National Credentials Follow You Everywhere

The AAMD's award-winning Education department offers the following National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) designations to further enhance your career. 

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)

The CAM Program is designed to enhance the skills of the apartment manager, resulting in better managed more profitable rental properties, improved resident retention rates, and increased employee productivity. Programs may be taken as stand-alone seminars or in full to earn the industry designation. 

CAM is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall)

Upcoming CAM Offerings

Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT)

Maintenance expenses are the single largest controllable element in any operating budget. This course is designed as an introduction for new maintenance professionals or as a refresher for the veteran employee, to give these professionals the knowledge and tools necessary to run an effective maintenance program. Programs may be taken as stand-alone seminars.

CAMT is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall)

Upcoming CAMT Offerings

Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP)

Leasing professionals are the first people prospective residents meet and are responsible for generating traffic, conducting leasing demonstrations, overcoming objections and qualifying prospective residents. This program teaches all these skills and more.

CALP is offered once a year.

Upcoming CALP Offerings

Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)

Take the next step in your professional development and become a certified success by earning your Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation. NAAEI’s CAPS program is an in-depth review of property management principles and techniques as used by the professional supervisor.

CAPS is offered once a year. 

Upcoming CAPS Offerings

CAPS Direct

CAPS Direct allows you to earn your CAPS credential without completing the CAPS coursework, provided you fulfill the following criteria. CAPS Direct is also available to former CAPS credential holders who have allowed their credential to lapse for more than five years.

To qualify for CAPS Direct, candidates must meet two of the following three criteria:

  1. Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a major, minor or concentration in property management or real estate.
  2. Hold a current CPM designation.
  3. Have over five years of experience as a multi-site portfolio supervisor.

The cost is $700, which includes the CAPS eBook and initial exam fee. The exam must be completed successfully within six months of enrollment in CAPS Direct.

Apply for CAPS Direct

Scholarships Available

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) invites candidates interested in obtaining their CAM, CAPS, CAMT or CALP Credentials to apply for the AAMD credential scholarship opportunity.

One (1) full ride scholarship and three (3) partial scholarships are available for each credential.

Interested candidates must complete the application below and submit in advance of the beginning of the class.

Selected applicants will be announced via email. Applicants selected for the partial scholarships will be asked to pay the remaining balance by the program start date.

Any questions regarding the scholarship opportunities or application should be directed to Lisa Godbehere at or (303) 329-3300.

Download Scholarship Application