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Condo & HOA Board Training Offered on Sept. 27

23 Sep Condo & HOA Board Training Offered on Sept. 27

The state required board training for condominium and homeowners’ association directors will be offered free of charge this Friday, September 27th, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at CAI’s 2nd Annual Tradeshow at Baytowne Conference Center @ Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  Click here for details for the 2nd Annual CAI Tradeshow and make your reservation to attend.  Also, be sure to visit us at the Coastal Association Law Group booth at the tradeshow event from 1 to 5 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

All condominium (718) or homeowners’ (720) association directors must either attend training or sign a certification. This has been a requirement for condominium directors and, beginning July 1 of this year, the requirement also extends to HOA directors. This requirement applies regardless of whether the association has a licensed CAM.

Condominium statute:

718.112(2)(d)4.b. Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, each newly elected or appointed director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she has read the association’s declaration of condominium, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written policies; that he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members. In lieu of this written certification, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium education provider within 1 year before or 90 days after the date of election or appointment. The written certification or educational certificate is valid and does not have to be resubmitted as long as the director serves on the board without interruption. A director who fails to timely file the written certification or educational certificate is suspended from service on the board until he or she complies with this sub-subparagraph. The board may temporarily fill the vacancy during the period of suspension. The secretary shall cause the association to retain a director’s written certification or educational certificate for inspection by the members for 5 years after a director’s election or the duration of the director’s uninterrupted tenure, whichever is longer. Failure to have such written certification or educational certificate on file does not affect the validity of any board action.

New HOA statute, effective July 1, 2013:

720.3033 Officers and directors.—

(1)(a) Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, each director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she has read the association’s declaration of covenants, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written rules and policies; that he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members. Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, in lieu of such written certification, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a division-approved education provider within 1 year before or 90 days after the date of election or appointment.

(b) The written certification or educational certificate is valid for the uninterrupted tenure of the director on the board. A director who does not timely file the written certification or educational certificate shall be suspended from the board until he or she complies with the requirement. The board may temporarily fill the vacancy during the period of suspension.

(c) The association shall retain each director’s written certification or educational certificate for inspection by the members for 5 years after the director’s election. However, the failure to have the written certification or educational certificate on file does not affect the validity of any board action. …