District offers free continuing education credits to community association managers

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New courses now added to series

PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2021 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is offering three course options for community association managers (CAM) to earn free continuing education credits. The District’s certified training course credits on water quality and water conservation best practices for communities meet the requirements for CAM licensure.

The District’s state-certified continuing education program offers community association managers training on a variety of water resource protection topics, including stormwater management, water-conserving landscapes, smart irrigation and more.

A new one-hour virtual course in conservation easements has been added to the series, in which community association managers can learn why communities have conservation easements, homeowners’ association responsibilities, how to find out easement boundaries and what activities are allowed by permit on easements.

Upcoming virtual training sessions are:

  • Jan. 13, Feb. 16 and March 9 — Understanding Your Role in Stormwater System Function
  • Jan. 21 and March 11 — Introduction to Efficient Landscape Irrigation
  • Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18 — Introduction to Conservation Easements

Visit the District online at www.sjrwmd.com/education/cam-training/ for details and to register, or schedule a session for your association’s management office or homeowners’ association by contacting Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, District public communications coordinator, at jmitchell@sjrwmd.com or 904-730-6283.

The District was certified as a continuing education provider by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in December 2019. The District’s goals for the program are improved permit compliance, enhanced water conservation, better understanding of District stormwater rules, and community relationship building.

Benefits of continuing education include professional development, money savings for the community, staying current on new permitting requirements and technologies, sharpening skills for better job or promotion opportunities, increasing understanding of Florida’s unique environment, personal improvement and the enjoyment of learning. Also, continuing education is a requirement of maintaining licensure.