Condominium Board Members Benefit from the New Certification Law

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Is Your Board Certified? Are you aware of the newly amended Florida Condominium law? On July 1, 2010, section 718.112(3)(b) was amended to provide that newly elected and/or appointed board members take a division approved educational curriculum or sign a written certification in order to qualify for board service.

Division approved educational provider Desired Results Consulting, LLC (http://www.desiredrc.com) is offering the Board Certification Seminar throughout the State of Florida. Although the recently amended law allows board members to sign a written certification, newly elected or appointed directors are taking advantage of this educational resource by attending the half-day class. This new requirement is proving helpful to the individuals coming onto Boards of Directors, a responsible position that is at times misunderstood.

Board members who desire to be the best prepared representatives for their condominium are participating in this interactive and informative class. Topics such as Condominium Operations, Annual Elections, Bids and Contracts, Addressing Resident Conflict, Budget and Reserves, and Understanding Financial Statements, present board members with the knowledge and skills to better fulfill their position on the board.

What is the benefit of the course versus signing a written certification for compliance?

  • This is a wonderful opportunity for board member to make the most of a unique educational experience before or during their term in office.
  • Board members are enhancing their skills while taking this seminar and use this seminar as a forum to practice or develop what they have learned.
  • Fellow board members join and interact to learn from each others experiences, as well as network for future vendors and/or manager recommendations.
  • Attendees are benefiting from personal experiences and learn tricks of the trade

After attending the Board Certification Seminar, board members are confident, motivated and inspired to serve their community. Reviews are all positive; “Excellent presentation, good information," R. Wagner, President, “Emphasis on conflict resolution is good,” Anonymous, 100% would recommend this course to other board members.

Lauren VanWie, LCAM, CMCA, AMS and Seminar Host of the Board Certification Seminar presents to you with over twenty years of hands on experience in the association industry. “We designed this seminar with the focus of assuring board members that they will take away with them the know-how and understanding of how to successfully address the day-to-day demands of their condominium,” VanWie stated. Lauren further commented, "Board members are enthused by their increased education of both administrative and financial obligations."

The cost of $45.00 per person will include a take home workbook to be used for future reference and a discount coupon for How to Get Organized, a must have manual for licensed managers. Contact Desired Results Consulting (http://www.desiredrc.com) now to schedule your Board Certification Seminar. For additional information or specifics about our larger group discounts and Mobile Seminar call toll free at 866-401-3853 or email us at consultant@desiredrc.com. To read the law in its entirety, please visit http://www.myfloridalicense.com.

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