The Reserve Specialist (RS™) credential is awarded by Community Associations Institute (CAI). The RS credential provides standards for association reserve specialists that can give homeowners and board of director’s confidence in their provider’s knowledge and ability to provide professional service.
The RS credential is awarded to experienced, qualified professionals who help condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations plan for the long-term repair and replacement of major components. Fewer than 300 reserve specialist professionals have earned the RS credential.
Requirements for the RS designation include preparation of 30 reserve studies within the past three years and a bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture or engineering (or equivalent experience and education). In addition to adhering to a code of ethics, RS candidates are required to perform reserve studies according to CAI’s National Reserve Study Standards, which include a list of tasks that must be performed at each level of service, minimum content that must be included in each study and required disclosures.
CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI and its 60 chapters work on behalf of the professionals and homeowner volunteers engaged in the governance and management of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI’s nearly 32,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.
Through our involvement with community association trade organizations and in meeting the requirements to maintain our credentials, you can be assured that our commitment to excellent will never waver.
If you’re looking for a qualified reserve professional to help you ensure the long-term financial health of your association, you can be confident that our experience and commitment to professionalism can provide you with the best possible service.