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EDUCATION CLASSES

Board member education is now mandatory for residential condominium association board members and homeowners’ association (HOA) board members in Florida.  

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) must adopt rules to implement the education requirements. Upon approval of our curriculum, ESC attorney Suzanne Blankenship, a Florida Board Certified Condominium and Planned Development Lawyer, plans to provide HOA educational classes exclusively to our clients. ESC may possibly expand our offerings to include residential condominium classes at a later date. Registration will required for our classes and certificates will be issued completion. For more information, please contact Lindsay Bouler at class@esclaw.com.  Check back for future class offerings pending DBPR approval.

 

Residential Condominium Associations [See Florida Statute 718.112(d)4.b. effective July 1 for full details, a copy of which is posted on this page as House Bill 1021]:

-Submit written certification

-Submit class certificate (curriculum must be 4 hours long and include instruction on milestone inspections, structural integrity reserve studies, elections, recordkeeping, financial literacy and transparency, levying of fines, and notice and meeting requirements

-Submit annual 1 hour continuing education certificate thereafter for a class covering recent changes to Chapter 718 and administrative rules

Check the Event Calendar at this link for virtual condominium classes offered by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (Division): https://www2.myfloridalicense.com/condominiums-and cooperatives/education/#1596546209499-45457338-a1a9 or call the Division at 850-488-1122.

 

Homeowners Associations (HOA) [See Florida Statute 720.3033(1) effective July 1 for full details, a copy of which is posted on this page as House Bill 1203]:

-Submit class certificate for newly elected or appointed directors (curriculum must be 4 hours long and include instruction on financial literacy and transparency, recordkeeping, levying of fines, and notice and meeting requirements)

-Education must be completed within 90 days after being elected or appointed and certificate is valid for up to 4 years

-In addition, directors must complete annual continuing education of at least 4 hours (if HOA has fewer than 2,500 parcels), and 8 hours (if HOA has 2,500 parcels or more)

 

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