***Due to the Coronavirus-related orders issued by Mecklenburg County, GCAA office is open on a limited basis. Staff will be working in office Tuesday-Thursday until September 1 and are available by e-mail and phone. We also welcome visits from our members who have a scheduled appointment with one of our team members. Please check our website at www.greatercaa.org for timely updates and pertinent information. We thank you for your patience as we play our part in keeping our staff and broader community safe.***

Education and Credentials

The GCAA is one of the most recognized and respected Apartment Associations in the country, with educational activities having always been a priority for the organization. In order to provide multifamily housing professionals with the most opportunities for educational advancement, the GCAA offers both the National Apartment Association Education Institute’s professional designation courses (NALP, CAM, CAPS, CAMT, and CAS) as well as its own series of seminars and training classes. The wide variety of quality, industry-specific educational programming is unique to the GCAA and serves to set our students apart as the best-qualified professionals in our industry.

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NAAEI Professional Credential Programs:

National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) courses allow you to earn professional credentials in your field. These valuable courses increase your knowledge, certify your education, and provide you with the training to move your career forward. Statistics show that NAAEI credentials can lead to promotions, increased salary amounts, and professional distinction for the program graduates, as well as increased NOI for the properties and management companies who employ them.

For Individual Course Details, click on any designation listed below.


Most Designations require Continuing Education Credits. For details, visit this page of the NAA's website.