Education for Business Partners

CAI Business Partners are indispensable to the community associations they support with their guidance, products and services. CAI education helps these businesses and professionals differentiate themselves in the competitive community association marketplace.

Business Parnter Essentials Course

Business Partner Essentials is a two-part, online course to help CAI-member product and service providers better understand CAI, community associations and the industry at large.

Click here for the preview and registration of the online course.

Individuals who pass the course and maintain CAI membership earn the CAI Educated Business Partner distinction, gaining special recognition among thousands of companies and professionals who support common-interest communities—accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance professionals, landscapers, painters, reserve specialists, software providers and many others.

Click here to view the Directory of CAI Educated Business Partners.


Additonal Business Partner Credentials

Reserve Specialist (RS)

Community associations rely on qualified reserve specialists to assist them in extensive reserve planning to keep their communities running smoothly. Gain the confidence of board members by obtaining the Reserve Specialist (RS) designation.

The RS designation is awarded to qualified reserve specialists who, through years of specialized experience, can help ensure that community associations prepare their reserve budget as accurately as possible.

Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)

Community board members are looking for qualified professionals to help them protect their most valuable investments. Obtaining the Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist™ (CIRMS™) designation can help instill your client's confidence in you and assist you in growing your business.

College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

Since 1993, the Community Associations Institute has recognized excellence in the practice of community association law through the College of Community Association Lawyers. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 175 have been granted membership in the College. Fellows of the College distinguish themselves through contributions to the development of community association law.

Their service is demonstrated by a commitment to educate and empower boards and residents of the more than 330,000 community associations across the country. CCAL attorneys commit themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct and work to create a community of experienced legal professionals to advance community association law for the betterment of the communities they serve.

Click here to view the Directory of Credentialed Professionals.

Chapter Meeting Series

The CAI Alabama Chapter hosts several chapter meetings throughout the year with speakers presenting an educational topic of interest to our members. 

Click here to view upcoming events.

National Conferences and Events

Community Associations Institute's annual national events bring thousands of attendees information, insights, and expertise, while fostering amazing relationships.

Click here to view a listing of upcoming national conferences and events.


CAI offers several webinars on demand as well as live webinars. Please click here to view the currently offered on-demand webinars and upcoming live webinars.