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Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP)

Course number : 1150001   ID : 20540    Section Number : 31E
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Want to learn more about this new program? Join us for a free info session on June 20 at 6:30 pm via Zoom to learn from an industry professional about the exciting potential of a career in apartment leasing.
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This is a FastForward Program: FastForward programs are short-term training courses for industry credentials in high-demand jobs. Eligible Virginia residents may pay only one-third (1/3) of the full tuition cost. To qualify, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia and intended to stay here indefinitely for at least one year before the date of application. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. Additional financial assistance is available to offset some or all of the FastForward tuition costs. Complete this short survey to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about FastForward

Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP) Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $1,800
  • FastForward Price: $600
  • FastForward plus FANTIC Price: $0
Certification Exam Prerequisites: 
Sitting for the industry certification exam is an expectation for FastForward programs. Candidates for the CALP certification need at least six months of onsite property management experience in a leasing role. Candidates will receive a provisional certificate until this requirement is met. Candidates have six months from the start date of the class to earn their credential and meet the work experience requirement. For more information, visit the CALP Handbook (
Course Description:

Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS

Earning your Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP) credential signals to an employer your commitment to a career in residential property management. This is an entry-level credential and is stackable.

Topics include:
  • Bringing in New Residents: Be Prepared
  • Marketing and Maintaining Your Community
  • Why Your Competition Matters
  • Relevant Laws and How to Apply Them
  • The Sales Process and Building Relationships
  • Effectively Meeting the Needs of Current Residents
  • Market Analysis for Leasing Professionals
What is Expected:
  • You must apply with NAA before the first day of class. Application information will be provided to registered students.
  • You must attend 70% of all scheduled class hours and complete any other requirements set by the instructor.
  • You are expected to sit for the industry credential exam.
  • You must meet specific work experience criteria when you submit your application for the CALP exam. You have six months from the class starting date to earn your credential. For more information, visit the CALP Handbook (
Included with tuition:  

The course materials, e-textbook, and CALP certification exam. No other certification exams can be substituted in this program. Note: The e-textbook ($200) is assigned to students on or by the first day of class and is non-refundable once assigned.
No discounts or promotions can be applied to this course. 

Class Details

8 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

NOVA Workforce Online Class

Karissa Spann 

CEUs : 2.4



Please read:  Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS - Class meets in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

This class also requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

Important: By enrolling in this class as part of the FastForward - New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG) and as a condition to receiving a grant, the student agrees to the following terms and conditions as specified in the WCG Agreement (Preview PDF).This agreement will be completed electronically during registration.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 08/31/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/20/2024 - 9/14/2024 Weekly - Sat 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Karissa Spann  Lecture

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