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Live Virtual CAS: Certified Apartment Supplier

Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Thursday, November 10, 2022


Event Details

Member Rate $650 (Available to CAA Members only)

Course Schedule

Student Orientation: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on October 6th

October 13– 9:00 am   11:00 am          Program Orientation/Ind Essentials
October 20 – 9:00 am – 11:30 am        Legal  
October 26 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm          Finance
November 4– 9:00 am -1:00 pm            Res. Experience/ Risk

Review Session: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on November 10th (optional)

Course Description

Earn your CAS Designation right alongside CAM students!

​The CAS program was created to enhance the relationship between suppliers and their customers. Suppliers learn the role and responsibilities of the apartment manager and how to build stronger relationships with these constituents. CAS candidates participate in the same courses as CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) candidates.

Course Format

Take CAS from the comfort of your home or office using a virtual platform! You will be required to participate, ask and answer questions and have activities just like in a face-to-face classroom. There will be assignments to complete outside of the virtual classroom. Everyone will be put in small groups in which you will work with on some of the homework assignments. 

Students must:

  • Have a computer with strong internet connectivity and audio/microphone
  • Invest in time for homework and off line group calls
  • Print text for use during each module
  • Be able to use chat and use polling responses
  • Plan to take their test within 1 month of the last class
About the CAS designation

The CAS coursework is one of the steps towards earning a CAS designation. Here are the complete requirements for obtaining a CAS designation include:

  • Complete the Supplier Success Course
  • Employment within the apartment industry in a supplier position
  • Successful completion of all CAS coursework (totaling 26 hours)
  • Meet all examination standards within 6 months of declaring candidacy​

Once you complete the CAS course, you will receive an eligibility code to schedule your online exam.

For More Information:

Alana White
Alana White
Director of Education and Programs Chicagoland Apartment Association (312)224-4810

Refund policy

Cancellations must be received by CAA writing. Cancellations received 5-10 business days prior to the class will incur a non-refundable, non-transferrable $225 ebook fee. Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior will not be entitled to any refund.  Substitutions are always welcome.

Instructor: Susan E. Weston, CAM, CAPS, NAAEI Senior Faculty

Director, Management Resources, Alpha Barnes Real Estate
President, The Susan Weston Company

Susan has operated The Susan Weston Company since 2010 and consults and trains in the multifamily industry.  Her industry career spans over 40 years in executive capacities in Operations, Human Resources and Learning and Development at both publicly traded and private companies.  

She is a Certified Apartment Manager, a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor, a Subject Matter Expert for the National Apartment Association Education Institute credential programs, a member of NAAEI Senior Faculty and a licensed Texas real estate broker. From 2012-2016, Susan taught residential property management programs in the School of Business at the University of North Texas. In April of 2016 she was invited to serve on the National Council for the School of Business at Valparaiso University.  In July 2017, she assumed the position of Director of Management Resources at Alpha Barnes Real Estate Services, LLC.  In April 2019 she accepted the chairmanship for the Valparaiso University President’s Circle.