IaCHP Credential - Information and Curricula

Des Moines, Iowa - July 1, 2015: The Iowa Real Estate Investors Association and Iowa Landlord Association (IaREIA-ILA) have announced that the initial design of curricula for the IaCHP (Iowa Certified Housing Professional) designation was concluded in October, 2014.  Subsequently, we received national recognition for the program in June of 2015 from National Real Estate Investors Association, of which IaREIA is a Charter Chapter. 

The IaREIA-ILA offered the first 8-hours of coursework October 16-17, 2014 in Council Bluffs, followed by 12 hours of program coursework March 19 & 22, 2015, in Altoona, Iowa.

The IaCHP Industry Credential is obtained after completion of 36-hours of classroom coursework and successfully passing a cumulative test.

The core coursework was developed in cooperation with Michele Brant, CPM, Earlham, (Certified Property Manager) and Roberta McAfee, RE Broker, Des Moines, and Andrew Lietzow, Exec Dir of IaREIA-ILA. Additional residential rental property stakeholders across Iowa providing guidance, including Mark Hanson, a Des Moines attorney, Marc Gillette, Burlington Vice President of ILA, Daryl Kruse, (Legislative Chair and now President of Landlords of Iowa), Cedar Falls, and Nancy Suby-Bohn, Des Moines, a notable expert in IPMC, and Joe Kelly, our esteemed lobbyist of 25 years, in Des Moines.

The IaCHP curricula is the most robust, formal Residential Property Management training program which leads to certification by a trade association in the State of Iowa. It is the intention of IaREIA-ILA that all coursework will also provide Real Estate Licensee CEU's, as required by the Iowa Real Estate Commission for third-party Property Management. 

All IaCHP classes are now offered to members only, through the IaREIA School of Real Estate (Schoole #35), as we go direct to IREC for approval of classes and instructors.  

The listing of PHP (National level) and IaCHP (State level) Coursework is available at www.iareia.org/PHP.aspx. The certification test is under development, and will be available as more participants cross the threshold of having completed 24-hours of training.  

The program is designed to be completed in two to three years. 

IaREIA-ILA was awarded an "Honor of Merit Award" in 2015 by the National REIA (Real Estate Investors Association) a 30-year old industry association, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Left to Right: Scott Whaley, President NREIA, Leslie Couture, admin assistant, and Andrew Lietzow, Exec Dir, both with IaREIA-ILA.

Scott Whaley, President NREIA (left)

Andrew Lietzow, Exec Dir  (right)

Leslie Couture, admin assistant IaREIA-ILA.

(Proposed and under review:  It is likely 8-hours of study will be required every two years to maintain active certification as an IaCHP designee.  Update classes will include 2-hours of Fair Housing & Civil Rights, 4-Hours of Law and Ethics, and 2-hours of a round-table of pertinent Industry Issues).