Certified Apartment Manager
Become a vital link! CAM training teaches property managers how to become the connection between the apartment community, owners, and staff, helping to improve the company's bottom line. The newly updated curriculum for 2017 incorporates a case study, encouraging students to apply their textbook knowledge to real-world scenarios. Taught twice a year, this program is offered over the span of two months, totaling five days of classroom instruction.
Core concepts include:
- Industry Essentials
- Financial Management
- Property Maintenance
- Risk Management
- Human Resources
- Resident Experience
To earn your CAM credential, you must complete the coursework and exam within 12 months of declaring candidacy.
- Minimum of 12 months of onsite property management experience
- Successful completion of CAM coursework
- Passing both parts of the CAM exam
About the 2017 Exam
The CAM exam is a 2-part exam delivered over the computer and proctored at a CASTLE Worldwide testing site. For testing locations, please click here. The CAM exam is 4 hours in total, 2 hours for Part I and 2 hours for Part II. Both tests must be taken the first time. There is a break between the tests where the clock stops.
Part I: 115 questions
Part II: 70 questions
There are no breaks during the exam, but you can excuse yourself to go to the rest room or get a drink of water. However, the clock does NOT stop. The clock stops in between Part I and Part II. You are not allowed to access personal belongings until the end of Part II. If you require special accommodations, please call NAAEI at (703) 797-0611 ahead of time. You will need a current photo ID with a signature that matches your name on the confirmation e-mail (bring with you).
Maintaining the CAM Credential
The CAM credential requires annual renewal. Submission of both annual CAM dues of $100 and documentation of six hours of continuing education credit should be submitted to complete the annual CAM renewal. Click here for online submission and renewal information.
- CAM Practice Test
- CAM Multi-Select Practice Test
- CAM Online Course
- Candidate Handbook