Invest in yourself with certifications!

November 13, 2008 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

The other day I heard a very wise piece of advice for the down economic times we are in and probably will be facing for some time.  It was “Investing in yourself will pay larger dividends in the long term that any other investment you might make”.

To that end I have a few of suggestions for those in the real estate and building management fields. The first was created and is supported by the International Facility Management Association and is the Certified Facility Manger (CFM) designation. This pretty much the gold standard for this type of certification and details can be found here: http://www.ifma.org/learning/fm_credentials/cfm_index.cfm

Another one that is sponsored by the International Real Estate Management (IREM) Association is the Certified Property Manager (CPM) and the dtails for this one can be found here: http://www.irem.org/pdfs/joinirem/PrepGuideCPM.pdf

The last one I will mention here today is through the National Association of Home Builders ( NAHB) and is one for a growing market, catering to the older demographic.  It is called Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH).  Of the three mentioned here this one is probably the the one with the lowest barrier to entry.  There are three days of instruction along with a test for each day to acquire the certification.  The details are here: http://www.nahb.org/meeting_search.aspx?list=1&sectionID=1048#

Of course all of these require a commitment to continuing education to maintain the the certification.  Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors!

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