Who’s Moving In

About the Course:
This course is designed to explore issues and concerns related to controlling membership and residency in community associations. It describes the process of amending the governing documents to authorize screening and create reasonable criteria for screening of prospective new owners and tenants. It explores the legal and judicial barriers, especially as applied to protected classes of persons, as well as the biases and misunderstandings of directors and committee members that can emerge in the process of deciding who can and cannot move in.  The course employs, for part of its substance, a narrative based on a fictional homeowners’ association, its screening committee members, president, owners, attorney, and applicants. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding various aspects of screening new owners and tenants
  • Recognizing legal matters concerning the screening process
  • Understanding amendments to the association governing documents
  • Rule making
  • Recognizing human resource factors
  • Recognizing management’s role and stressors
  • Understanding selective enforcement 

About the Author: 
Laura Matijak, Program Director, Community Association Manager, Instructor, received her CAM (CAM 23249) license in 2001. She has worked as both a portfolio manager and an onsite manager, manager for a client association. Since 2004, she has achieved four National designations in the industry Certified Manager of Community Associations; Association Management Specialist; Professional Community Association Manager; and Florida Legislative Alliance Delegate. Ms. Matijak has a B.A. and a M.S. (Human Resource Development and Administration and Organizational Leader-ship), both from Barry University. Ms. Matijak served as an adjunct professor for adult education at Barry University, from 2005 to 2012, conducting courses for individuals seeking both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Human Resource Management; Human Resource Development; Public Administration; and Organizational Leadership. She also is a licensed real estate sales associate. Ms. Matijak joined Gold Coast Professional Schools in 2015 as a CAM instructor, and has assisted Patricia Rogers, the Program Director who has since retired. Active instructor of pre-licensure courses.  

How to receive credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


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