Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS)

Gain the Competitive Advantage!

Industry Suppliers are important liaisons to the multifamily housing industry.  This program is designed as an opportunity for products and service suppliers to hear the everyday challenges faced by the apartment manager customer. The CAS program is ideal for new salespeople as well as veterans of the industry.  

CAS students take their classes right alongside Property Management professionals who are pursuing their Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation.  This leads to a rich learning environment with a great deal of experience sharing and idea generation.  Great partnerships and relationships are built in our CAS/CAM program!

Learn From Property Management Professionals!

2018 CAS Schedule

February 27, 2018  Supplier Success (prerequisite course)

Then choose between a spring OR fall schedule:

Fall Schedule:

Oct 9 - Industry Essentials and The Resident Experience

Oct 16 - Financial Management

Oct 23 - Risk Management and Legal Issues


2018 Price - $525 - *The CAS program is available to WMFHA Members only.

Designation Requirements 

  • Worked in the apartment industry for at least 12 months in a supplier role;
  • Successfully complete the Supplier Success class and five required courses; 
  • Pass the online exam; and
  • Meet all examination requirements within 12 months of declaring candidacy for CAS.


“My experience in the CAS program has provided me a large amount of new knowledge about the multi family industry. The knowledge I gained from the CAS program helped me appreciate the industry from my customer’s point of view. This has allowed me to align my company’s products and services with the goals and objective of our customers using my new CAS knowledge and helps me determine what is of a true value to the properties. The CAS program is worth the investment and has educated me on what it takes to become a true partner in the multi family industry. HD Supply is committed to expanding the number of Certified Apartment Supplier Designates on our team, because of the commitment it demonstrates to the industry and the better relationships it allows us to build with our customers.”

Rob Pendleton, CAS
District Sales Manager, PNW – HD Supply Facilities Maintenance

"I am extremely glad that I chose to complete the CAS course! I learned a great deal about properties’ operations and gained unique insight into our clients’ daily priorities. In the short time since I completed the course, I have been able to utilize what I’ve learned to better serve my client base in a timely and effective manner. I would recommend this course to any supplier member regardless of their tenure with residential property management as I believe it is a great foundation for career success in the industry."

Katelyn Manzella, CAS
Regional Account Manager - OnSite.com

"The CAS program was a great experience! I wanted to find a way to have a better understanding of what my customer's face every day. This class allowed me to work towards that goal. It was very informative, challenging, and rewarding. I would recommend this class and designation to all professionals who serve the multi-family industry."

Kevin Bye, CAS
Field Account Executive – HD Supply Facilities Maintenance