Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
Board Member Education Certification
On July 1, 2010, section 718.112 was amended to provide that newly elected board members take a division approved educational curriculum once elected to qualify for board service. Specifically section 718.112(2)(d)4.b., Florida Statutes, states:
Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, each newly elected or appointed director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she has read the association’s declaration of condominium, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written policies; that he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members. In lieu of this written certification, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of satisfactory completion of the education curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium education provider. A director who fails to timely file the written certification or educational certificate is suspended from service on the board until he or she complies with this sub-subparagraph. The board may temporarily fill the vacancy during the period of suspension. The secretary shall cause the association to retain a director’s written certification or educational certificate for inspection by the members for 5 years after a director’s election. Failure to have such written certification or educational certificate on files does not affect the validity of any action.
The division has approved the following educational curriculums:
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- BOARD BASICS- Board Member Education Certification Course, as provided for per F.S. 718.112(3)(b), is a hands-on, half-day class that instructs newly appointed or elected condominium board members on Budgets and Reserves, Meetings and Elections, Financial Reporting and Official Records requirements. The course presented by CAM ACADEMY, “Educating for Better Communities and Boards“, is offered throughout the State of Florida. The cost of the course is $35.00 per person. Go to our website at http://www.camacademy.org/ for a schedule of classes and details, or by calling us at 941-356-4688 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rather than signing an affidavit, newly elected or appointed directors may now submit a certificate of satisfactory completion of an educational curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium education provider. Attorney Eric Glazer, host of the weekly radio show Condo Craze and HOAs www.condocrazeandhoas.com who has been practicing Florida association law since 1992, has been approved by the division to teach new directors about their responsibilities under Florida law regarding such topics as Budgets and Reserves, Financial Reporting, Condominium Operations, Records Maintenance, access to records, Dispute Resolution and more. In addition, highlights of the new condominium laws that took effect on July 1st, 2010 regarding the mortgagee’s financial responsibility to the association, potential liability of a tenant to the association and preventing delinquent owners from access to the common areas will also be taught in detail. Of course, there will also be a question and answer period at the end.
The program is Condo Craze Board Member Certification Program, and will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fl. For more information on when the program will be offered, call (954) 983-1112, or visit our web site at www.condocrazeandhoas.com
Florida Condominium Board Education Course
Presented by Florida CAM Schools, LLC
In this 4-hour classroom course, newly elected or appointed directors will receive relevant information to their fiduciary duties and how it relates to operation of their community associations. The 100-page manual includes these topics: State and Federal Laws, Governing Documents, Meeting Procedures, Budget and Financial Preparation, Asset Protection and Insurance, and Community Association Operations.
This manual is also available as a correspondence course with a final exam composed of 85 multiple choice questions. Passing score is 64 or more.
Upon successful completion of the 4-hour classroom course, or a passing score of 64 or more on the correspondence course final exam, a Certificate of Completion will be issued by Florida CAM Schools, LLC. Florida CAM Schools, LLC, is an approved provider by the DBPR/Division of Condominiums.
Cost: Classroom - $59 per person
Correspondence - $59 per person
For more information, call (352) 326-8365, or visit us on the web at
www.FloridaCAMSchools.com or email us at Betsy@FloridaCAMSchools.com