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BRA FREE Seminar Series

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BRA is dedicated to education and professionalism. We offer a series of valuable courses that are intended to educate and instill best practices in Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations. You can also earn Licensed Condominium and Homeowners Association Manager (LCAM) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) continuing education credits by taking these courses. Ask us about our FREE courses, and if appropriate we will offer them on-site where you wish to hold the course.

BRA Continuing Education Courses / Seminars Approved by the DBPR

ELE- Additional Instruction:

Association Collections Strategies
2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This is a course designed for Community Association Managers and Board Members on the topic of Association Collections Strategies. This continuing education course will cover topics such as collections, lien foreclosures, money judgments, and the statutory processes for collection in condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations, together with provisions found Florida Statutes / Florida Administrative Code pertaining to annual meetings and elections.

Annual Meetings and Elections
2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This is a course designed for community association managers and board members on the topic of Annual Meetings and Elections. This course covers the procedures for conducting annual meetings and elections in condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations, together with the provisions found in Florida Statutes/Florida Administrative Code pertaining to annual meetings and elections.

Introduction to Community Associations
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit

This is an abridged version of the course “Association Collections Strategies” intended for Community Association Managers and Board Members on the topic of association collections. This continuing education course will cover topics such as collections, lien foreclosures, money judgments, and the statutory processes for collection in condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations, together with provisions found Florida Statutes / Florida Administrative Code pertaining to annual meetings and elections.

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OPP- Operation of Physical Property:

Condominium Board Certification (Available in Spanish)
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credits / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

Board Member Certification Course allows participants to gain a basic understanding of the daily operations of a condominium association to meet the new Florida Statutory requirements for board members. Board members will also gain an understanding on how to prepare a budget, operate and maintain reserves, collections/foreclosures, insurance policies, conduct and notice an election, maintain the association’s records, dispute resolution, contracts, financial reporting along with other board related responsibilities.

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LU2- 1st Year Annual Legal Update:

2016 Legal Update
2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This legal update course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the community association managers as well as board members on the statues that were passed by the legislature and signed into law in 2015.

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LU1- 2nd Year Annual Legal Update:

2017 Legal Update
2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This legal update course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the community association managers as well as board members on the statues that were passed by the legislature and signed into law in 2016 and what has been going on so far in 2017.

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HR- Human Resources:

Time Management (Available in Spanish)
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This is a course designed for community association managers on Time Management. This continuing education course will cover topics such as how to prepare a to do list, how to prioritize and how to budget your time. Licensed Community Association Managers will gain an insight to the key elements of delegating, how to cushion your time and how to avoid nay sayers and procrastination.

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IFM- Insurance (Financial Management):

The Fundamentals of Condominium Insurance
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits

This covers various topics of Condominium Insurance Fundamentals such as different types of insurances encountered by condominium associations, their inclusions and/or exclusions of coverage and best practices with regards to selecting insurance coverage for a condominium association.

Do’s and Don’ts of Association Budgeting and Reporting (Available in Spanish)
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 1 CPA Continuing Education Credit

Learn why, when and how Associations budget. Gain an insight to the key elements of creating an operating budget, learn about what reserves are necessary for the association, and the different methods of budgeting for reserves. Gain an understanding of what notices need to be given to the members and when budget meetings can be held. Learn about budget disclosure requirements, and year-end financial reporting requirements.

Smart Accounting Policies and Controls for Condominium and HOAs (Available in Spanish)
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits / 1 CPA Continue Education Credit

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of Condominium and Homeowners Association’s Board of Directors, Property Managers, Insurance Agents, CPA Firms, and Attorneys; understand the lines of divisions and hand-offs between the key players and positions of the Association. Learn the basics of the accounting policies and controls for Condominiums and HOAs and smart practical management techniques that help establish proper accounting controls, so to minimize risk of loss to the Association. A must for all CPAs who have Condominium or Homeowners Associations as clients.

Accounting and Budgeting for Bad Debt for Condominiums and HOA Associations (Available in Spanish)
1 LCAM Continuing Education Credit / 2 LCAM Continuing Education Credits / 1 CPA Continuing Education Credit

Gain an understanding of the difference between accrual and cash accounting; understanding the difference between Association’s accounting for bad debt and losing the legal right to collect bad debt; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for disclosure of bad debt; collection policies set by the association; assessing what stage of collections each property is in; the calculations for bad debt budgeting for the association.


DBPR Requirements

DBPR Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Community Association Managers are:

Completion of 20 hours during each biennium prior to the license renewal date. The courses required are in the following areas: 4 hours of legal update seminars; 4 hours on insurance and financial management topics relating to community association management; 4 hours on the operation of the association’s physical property; 4 hours on human resources topics relating to community association management - topics may include, but are not limited to, disaster preparedness, employee relations, and communications skills for effectively dealing with residents and vendors; and 4 hours of additional instruction in any area described in Rule 61-20.508(3)(b), (c) or (d) Florida Administrative Code or any course or courses directly related to the management or administration of community associations.

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  • Continuing Education Requirements for Community Association Managers (CAMS)
  • FREE Florida CAM Courses and Seminars
  • FREE Condominium Association Board Certification Courses Seminars
  • FREE Homeowners Association Board Certification Courses Seminars
  • Courses for Newly Elected Board Members
  • Learn about How to Manage and run a Condominium Association
  • Learn about How to Manage and run a homeowners association
  • Learn how to Budget for Condominium Association
  • Learn how to manage and run an election for condominium Association
  • Learn how to Budget for Homeowners Association
  • Learn how to manage and run an election for Homeowners Association
  • LCAM License Renewal Credits—every two years
  • Courses for Condominium Association Treasurers
  • Courses for Homeowners Association Treasurers
  • Community Association Manager License Renewal Courses Seminars
  • FREE Continuing Education Credits for Florida CPA (Certified Public Accountants)
  • FREE CEUs for Florida CPAs (Certified Public Accountants)