61E14-1.001. Prelicensure Education Requirements  

Effective on Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 1(1) All community association manager applicants must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 in-person classroom hours of instruction of 50 minutes each within 12 months prior to the date of examination. No applicant shall be allowed to take the licensure examination unless the applicant provides documentation of completion of the requisite prelicensure education. Each contact hour shall consist of at least 50 minutes of classroom instruction.

    67(2) The 16 hours of prelicensure education shall be comprised of courses in the following areas:

    83(a) State and federal laws relating to the operation of all types of community associations, governing documents, and state laws relating to corporations and nonprofit corporations – 20%;

    111(b) Procedure for noticing and conducting community association meetings – 25%;

    122(c) Preparation of Community Association Budgets and Community Association Finances – 25%;

    134(d) Insurance matters relating to Community Associations – 12%; and

    144(e) Management and maintenance – 18%;

    150(3) Applicants who can document to the Council that they suffer from a disability or hardship shall be permitted to complete prelicensure education by either correspondence or on-line courses. Such documentation must be received and approved by the Council prior to enrolling and completing any correspondence or on-line prelicensure courses.

    200(a) The following shall constitute acceptable “hardships” as used in this rule:

    2121. The applicant’s residence is more than 70 miles from the nearest physical location where prelicensure education is taught.

    2312. Providers are not offering any in-person prelicensure education courses within the twelve months preceding the next available examination.

    250(b) “Disability” as used in this rule shall mean a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the applicant which would preclude the applicant from attending in-person prelicensure courses.

    288Rulemaking Authority 290468.4315(2), 291468.433(2)(d) FS. 293Law Implemented 295468.433(2)(d) FS. 297History–New 1-3-01, Formerly 30061-20.5011, 301Amended 8-15-19.