Katzman Chandler

FREE EDUCATION

The Law Firm of Katzman Chandler is pleased to provide a comprehensive roster of education courses for Board Members, Association Owners and Community Association Managers, including State approved courses. These lively, interactive and informative courses are always free of charge. Most courses are approved for Board Member Certification and/or Community Association Manager Continuing Education Credit.

Board Certification for Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners’ Associations

A fresh, lively, interactive Course for anyone serving or planning to serve on a Florida Community Association Board of Directors. Learn the best practices associated with vendor negotiations, financial reporting and budget preparation, collection issues, meeting notices and elections, preventing fraud, and much more! Enjoy a fun Course while at the same time fulfilling the State’s Board Member Certification Requirements.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628832; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits.

Election Pitfalls

Learn everything you need to know to notice or conduct a proper Election of Directors.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628516; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Reserve and Reserve Studies

Learn about all matters concerning reserves in your Association · Structured reserves · Pooled reserves · Moving reserves and using reserves for other purposes · Voting on reserve issues · Reserve studies And much more…

Provider #0007237; Course #9629159; 2 Hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Fiduciary Duty, Business Judgment & Fraud Prevention in Condos and HOAs

Learn about your Fiduciary Duty as a Board Member, when and how the Business Judgment Rule applies to Board decisions, and what protections are offered to Board Members through the Association’s Directors and Officers insurance. Find out the most common reasons for Board Members being sued, and learn how to discover and prevent fraud in your Association.

Provider #0007237; Course #9629161; 2 Hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

20 Things to Consider When Hiring a Manager or Management Company

Looking to hire a new Community Association Manager or Management Company? What do you need to know? What pitfalls do you want to avoid? Come to this Course and find out about Community Association Management contracts, authority, duties, and responsibilities.

No Continuing Education Credits for this Course.

Duking it Out

This Course provides useful strategies and techniques to deal with conflicts and disputes that may arise in your Community Association. Successful outcomes require advance preparation, so get the tips you need to be prepared when the inevitable happens.

Provider #0007237; Course #9629275; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Human Resource Credit

Protecting Property Values in Your Community

What can you do to protect the property values in your community? How to safeguard your community from potential financial and legal liabilities.

No Continuing Education Credits for this Course.

Maintaining Order: a Discussion on Rules/Regulations, Suspension of Use Rights and Fining

What are some typical Community Association Rules and Regulations? How are the Association’s Rules and Regulations adopted and enforced? Who enforces them, and by what means? Is an attorney needed to create them? This Course provides answers to these questions, as well as a primer on Association Governing Documents, their order of priority and enforceability, and includes a review of fines and fining procedures.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628491; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Still Stumped? Questions You Have Been Meaning to Ask

Have a Community Association question you have been dying to ask someone? Still waiting for an answer to a question you already asked? Here is where you can receive answers to all the questions frequently asked by Owners, Board Members and Community Association Managers. Bring your toughest questions – we’ll answer them!

Provider #0007237; Course #9628517; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Records Revelations

Learn what constitutes an Association’s Official Records, and how they are to be made available for inspection and copying. Failed inspection requests constitute one of the biggest areas for complaints in Community Associations. This unique Course provides you with the ability to participate in an actual mock Records Inspection. Don’t miss this opportunity to get this process down pat in your Community.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628494; 1 hour Manager Continuing Education Credit.

Survivor Florida: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Is your Community Association prepared to deal with a disaster? We all know the basics on how to prepare for hurricanes, but how about other disasters such as fire, floods, tornadoes, etc? Join us for this interactive course on how to best prepare for recovery before disaster strikes. Learn how to prepare for disasters when negotiating vendor contracts, how to prepare the members of the Community, and the steps to take after a disaster strikes for swift and cost-efficient recovery.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628859; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education. 1 hour Operation of the Community Association’s Physical Property and 1 Hour Human Resource or Elective Credits

Ch-Ch-Changes – Material Alterations

Learn what does and does not constitute a material alteration which requires membership approval. At some point, your Board will want to make alterations in the Community. Learn how to handle this process correctly from the start.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628492; 1 hour Manager Continuing Education Elective Credit

Amending Your Governing Documents

Are your Governing Documents up to date? Find out what needs to be updated or deleted, and how to go about the process of having an amendment written, approved and registered.

Provider #0007237; Course #9628489; 2 hour Manager Continuing Education Human Resource Credits

Advanced Board Member Training

How to prepare for and conduct a meeting. Myths about Robert Rules of Order, Agendas; Minutes, and More!

Provider #0007237; Course #9629074; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Operation of the Community Association’s Physical Property or Elective Credits

Analysis of your Community/Infrastructure/ Engineer Report

What is the “Health” of your community with respect to Infrastructure, Management, and Finances? Come to this Course and find out how to evaluate your community and how to facilitate improvements.

No Continuing Education Credits for this Course

Screening Potential Buyers and Renters

Learn what you need to know about the screening and approval process in a Community Association, including Fair Housing issues, credit and background checks, estoppels, right of first refusal, and more!

Provider #0007237; Course #9629145; 2 hours Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Man’s Best Friend; An Association’s Worst Nightmare?

It can be quite confusing and often frustrating when residents in No-Pet Communities seek approval for an “emotional support animal” to accommodate a disability that is not readily observable. This Course will explain the basics of the Fair Housing Act, the impact of this act upon No-Pet Communities, and provide strategies to assist Boards and Community Association Managers in handling support animal requests in a manner that best protects the Association’s interests while maintaining compliance with Fair Housing regulations.

Provider #0007237; Course #9629175; 2 hour Manager Continuing Education Elective Credits

Dealing with Your Vendors

Learn about how to choose and vet potential vendors, the bidding process, and what you need to know about contracts.

No Continuing Education Credits for this Course

Duties of Officers and Committees

What are the obligations, expectations and limitations of Board Members?
How can using committees help?

No Continuing Education Credits for this Course