The Indiana Apartment Association is designed to help you succeed. If you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, IAA offers the courses and tools you need to succeed.


We are very excited to launch our FREE class schedule! That is right – these classes will be FREE to members! You’ll still need to register in advance in order to participate but there will be no additional charge to attend these classes. This is just one way IAA is working to enhance educational offerings to better serve the changing needs of members.

Register for the educational courses to stay up to date in the multifamily industry and advance your career. Certificates of completion will be issued at the conclusion of each course.

These classes fill quickly so register today!

Upcoming Courses


Low Income Housing Tax Credit Training & Housing Credit Certified Professional Exam

Experience LIHTC Fundamental Training and/or LIHTC Advanced Training, followed by the Optional HCCP Exam

LIHTC Training Includes:

  • Managing an LIHTC Community
  • Habitability & General Use Requirements
  • Full Time Students
  • Qualifying Residents & Households
  • Determining Resident Eligibility
  • Income & Employment - What is included and what is not
  • Assets: Income vs. Assets, How to Calculate assets, Determining Cash Value, Real Estate, Personal Property, etc.
  • Certification & Recertification: Recommendations, Waivers and Transfers
  • Set Asides, Target Units, Lease Requirements and Program Layering
  • On Going Compliance: File Maintenance, First Year Files, Project Information, Compliance Monitoring
  • What is the LIHTC Program: History, Terms, Allocation & Continuing Eligibility
  • Development: Project Wide vs. Building by Building, Applicable Fractions, Qualified Basis, Annual Credit Amount, Credit Period
  • LIHTC Program Requirements: Maximum Allowance Incomes, IRS Forms, Unit Vacancy & Available Unit Rule, Bonds, Acquisition/Rehab
  • Recent Updates: HUD Handbook 4350.3, 8823 Audit Guide, and HERA

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $299
Location: IAA
Instructor/Speaker: Karen Graham, President & CEO - Karen A. Graham Consulting, LLC


Meth Home Awareness Training

This course is certified and presented by a leading agency on the Indiana Department of Environment Management Qualified Inspector List. In 2014, there were 1,416 meth lab busts in the State of Indiana and the number continues to climb. Identify the warning signs of meth users and labs to prevent your community from falling victim to these hazards. Throughout this course, you will:

  • Understand your options, know the warning signs, learn how to test a unit, and the various ways to clean a meth lab
  • Review your insurance options and the differences among demolition, removal and remediation, including the average cost

Prepare for the worst case scenario. You never know when one of your residents may be using or cooking meth in your community.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members
Location: IAA
Instructor/Speaker: Crisis Cleaning

January EPA/CFC Certification Course

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires persons who work with regulated refrigerants to become certified.

Enroll in this course to comply with regulations essential for supporting your apartment community. David Creek brings exceptional experience and insights into this course to engage and motivate participants inside and outside the classroom.

The course includes four sections for the first time test-takers and second time test-takers in your community:

Section 1 reviews environmental issues surrounding the impact of Class I and II refrigerants

Section 2 covers the test and instruction for systems with less than 5 pounds of refrigerant (Type I certification)

Section 3 includes the test and instruction for high-pressure refrigerant such as HCFC 22 including split-system air conditioners (Type II certification)

Section 4 contains the test and instruction for systems that use a low pressure refrigerant such as CFC11 (Type III certification)

Re-Testing Requirement: You are required to bring proof of your previous scores to the re-test. You may retest three times before instruction is required.

Date: Wednesday, Jaunary 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Member full test - $135, Member retest - $79, Non-Member full test - $250, Non-Member retest - $150
Location: IAA
Instructor/Speaker: David Creek, Director of Maintenance, Birge & Held Asset Management