The mission of the NAA Education Institute is to provide broad-based education, training and recruitment programs that attract, nurture and retain high-quality professionals and develop tomorrow’s residential property management (RPM) industry leaders.

The NAA Education Institute partners with DECA to strengthen the pool of talent available to the RPM industry and provides valuable and portable skills to students through its training and credentialing programs, conference workshops and engagement in competitive events.

The NAA Education Institute provides DECA advisors with classroom-based tools and connections to NAA members for career opportunities in property management, internships, guest speakers and property tours.



DECA members can engage with the NAA Education Institute and NAA member companies in a variety of ways.  To access internships, training opportunities and job postings, students can visit the RPM Career Center.

Students can also learn more about the application process and how to build a resume to enter and advance in an exciting RPM career.

Find out where students can attend colleges and universities offering RPM degree programs and scholarships specifically to those who enroll as an RPM major.

Students and recent graduates can also explore career pathways and benefits in residential property management and find a prospective job that is just right for them.

For more information, advisors should contact Sarah Cozewith, Director of Workforce Development.

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