The Georgia Chapter of CAI (CAI-Georgia) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of community association living through education, legislative advocacy and professional development. We provide continue education and resources to help our members stay current in trends, news, laws, green initiatives and issues affecting community associations in Georgia. Our classes do fill quickly, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot! All registration will close one week prior to the class. All CE Credits will be submitted to GREC within 3 business days of the class.

Most PMDP Courses will be live virtual education classes. For a list of classes and the schedule click here! 

2024 Education Courses with CAI-Georgia

January 23: Virtual Mock Board Meeting
Homeowner Education & All Members
Zoom Webinar | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Managing a Homeowners Association (HOA) is no easy task. It requires careful planning, strategic decision-making, and consistent communication among all involved parties. One of the key components of this process is regular meetings. These gatherings are not just routine catch-ups, but vital platforms for discussing matters of importance, addressing concerns, and making decisions that directly impact our communities.

The CAI-Georgia Education Committee understands the importance of these meetings and hence, invites all homeowner leaders, condominium board members, and indeed anyone living in a community, to attend a special event - a virtual mock board meeting. This event is not just about learning the ropes of running a board meeting. It's about understanding the nuances of effective communication, the do's and don'ts of interactions, and the roles each member plays in these meetings.

Our expert presenters will walk you through a simulated board meeting, showcasing real-world scenarios, typical challenges, and effective solutions. Whether you're a seasoned board member or a new homeowner, this event will provide valuable insights into the workings of a successful board meeting. It's an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, ask questions, and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute effectively to your community.

Board meetings are more than just formalities. They're opportunities to shape the future of our communities, to make our neighborhoods better places to live. So, don't miss this chance to learn, grow, and lead. Join us on January 23rd, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, for this enlightening Zoom webinar. Be a part of the conversation, be a part of the solution. Together, we can make a difference.

We look forward to seeing you at the virtual mock board meeting, and together, let's make our community meetings more effective, more inclusive, and more impactful.

This is not for CE credits.

February 9: "Let's Face The Music" | 2024 Education Seminar | 6 CE Credits
Dunwoody Country Club | 8:00am - 4:30pm

This is an all day sponsored event in which manager attendees will select morning and afternoon sessions and can earn up to 6 CE credits! We provide breakfast, lunch and end with a happy hour with lots of prizes! 

Course Descriptions: Property managers will choose one morning session and one afternoon session. We encourage managers to attend one session taught by national guest instructor, Ursula K. Burgess, Esq., CCAL.

"Whoops I Did It Again: Common Mistakes and Communication Errors" 
AM & PM Session | 3 CE Credits

National Guest Instructor: Ursula K. Burgess, Esq., CCAL
This same course will be taught in the morning and the afternoon. This course will discuss common industry mistakes and practical advice on dealing with learning from common mistakes, communication errors within community associations, and practical advice/tips for enhancing methods of communication to achieve more effective communication with members.

"I Fought The Law and the Law Won: Violations Collections, Litigations and Dispute Resolutions 
AM Session | 3 CE Credits

Instructors: Panel of Attorneys
Homeowners and residents in community associations most often try to "fight the law" over covenant violations and unpaid assessments, which can lead to disputes and litigation. The panel of attorneys will detail best practices on how to create the best possible landscape for a litigated case and what to expect if a matter moves from dispute to litigation.

Afternoon Session 2: "We Built This City: Reserve Studies, Deferred Maintenance, and Related Issues:
PM Session | 3 CE Credits
Instructors: Panel of Attorneys

This course for community associations managers will dive into a better understanding of issues surrounding reserve studies and deferred maintenance, including planning, implementing, and updating reserve studies and developing strategies to address deferred maintenance issues, as well as the effects that reserve studies and deferred maintenance may have on communities in the context of things like insurance and financing. 


February 14-17: CAI National Law Seminar
Aria Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada

The College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) is excited to host the 2024 Community Association Law Seminar in Las Vegas. This is the premier continuing legal education conference for attorneys and insurance professionals representing nearly 30% of the US population who live in a homeowners association, condominium community, or housing cooperative. The program is developed each year as part of CCAL's commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of community association law.

Join more than 650 law seminar attendees to discuss emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community association law. You’ll be better prepared to deal with the pressing issues facing condominium and homeowners associations and gain a valuable, support network of colleagues across the country. *Note: CCAL fellows and Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialists (CIRMS) will concurrently conduct the CIRMS Insurance Masters Program with the Law Seminar (Thursday and Friday).


March 23: Board Leadership & Development Workshop
Homeowner Leader Education & Property Managers (6 CE Credits)
Iron Horse Golf Club | 9:30am - 4:30pm (includes lunch)

This Board Leadership Development workshop is an all day education course highlighting what every board member and property manager needs to know to serve their communities effectively. This workshop is perfect for anyone living in a condominium, homeowners association (HOA) or other type of community run by a board!

   Module 1: Governing Documents and Roles & Responsibilities
   Module 2: Communications, Meetings and Volunteerism
   Module 3: Fundamentals of Financial Management
   Module 4: Professional Advisers and Service Providers
   Module 5: Association Rules and Conflict Resolution
   Module 6: Risk Control and Insurance


May 8-11: CAI National Conference & Exposition
Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, Nevada

Community Associations Institute is proud to host the 2023 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: CommunityNOW—​the premier event for community association managers, homeowner board members, and service providers.

 Community association innovators, influencers, and industry leaders unite to discuss emerging trends, new solutions and best practices for living, working, and supporting today's condominium communities, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives. 

  • ​Exceptional education sessions
  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • New product demonstrations and announcements
  • Next-level networking— happy hours, receptions, roundtable discussions, and awards​


May 21: CMCA Prep Course 
Zoom Webinar | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Planning to take the CMCA Exam?  CAI-Georgia is lucky to have some of the top Managers in the country and we want to do everything we can to continue this trend and help add some credentials to your name! 

This review session will prepare community managers to take the CMCA exam (3 hour, 120 question multiple choice exam).  This class will review: 

  • Meetings
  • Governance & Legal Issues
  • Budgets
  • Reserves
  • Investments & Assessments
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Property Maintenance
  • Contracting Human Resource Management
  • Test Strategies (including sample exam questions)
  • Memory Skills (i.e. acronyms)


August 29: Financial/Budgeting Education Class
Property Managers | 3 CE Credits
Location TBD


More information to come!

September 14: Large Scale Manager Workshop
Montgomery County, Maryland

Each fall, CAI's Large-Scale Managers Committee hosts an annual workshop exclusively for community managers specializing in large-scale communities.  In 2024, we will be in Montgomery County, MD - September 11 - 14.

What is a Large-Scale Community?
A large-scale community is defined as a community providing municipal type services with a minimum of 1,000 units or minimum of 1,000 acres and a minimum of $2 million operating budget. 

What is the Workshop?
The workshop is an immersive experience where participants have the opportunity to tour two to three large-scale communities - from pools to parking lots - and everything in between. Additionally, participants will also have access to exclusive networking events and education sessions specifically designed for the large-scale community manager. 

Note: The workshop will be a walking/touring workshop. Be sure to bring your walking shoes and umbrellas. If anyone requires special accommodations​​, please reach out to Carly Reid at [email protected].


September 26: Mastering Your Annual Virtual Meeting
Homeowner Leaders & All Members
Zoom Webinar | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

It's that time of year to start preparing to have your annual meetings! Join the CAI-Georgia Education Committee for a mock board meeting for tips and tricks to host a successful virtual annual meeting!


October 1: Mental Health: Managing Stress & Difficult People
All Members | 3 CE Credits
Dunwoody Country Club

More information to come! 

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