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FitechGelb Academy (FGA)
Certification Program for Yardi® Administrators

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We are excited to kick off the inaugural session of FitechGelb Academy! The FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Certification Program for Yardi® Administrators is more than just a Yardi training course. FGA provides a top-tier, comprehensive education and exam-based certification for the real estate industry. Join us to become the Yardi superhero for your organization and you can save the day!

Orientation
April 13, 2021

Program Dates
April 20, 2021 through December 8, 2021

Elevate your Yardi Expertise

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Elevate Your Yardi Expertise

We are excited to kick off the inaugural session of FitechGelb Academy! The FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Certification Program for Yardi Administrators is more than just a Yardi training course. FGA provides a top-tier, comprehensive education and exam-based certification for the real estate industry. Join us to become the Yardi superhero for your organization and you can save the day!

FGA goes beyond traditional Yardi end user training. Our 7-month curriculum offers a wide range of subject areas, including comprehensive Yardi software administration, real estate accounting principles, SQL fundamentals, and industry best practices. Plus, FGA students have exclusive access to the FitechGelb network of talent.

For more information about eligibility and program administration, please visit our FAQs.

Program Features

Participants must successfully complete all program requirements and pass the final exam to earn FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Certification.

Silver

$10,995

Gold

$15,995

Orientation Webinar
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Prerequisite eLearning Courses
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Three-day Bootcamp
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Virtual Mini-Camp Series
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Instructor-led Webinars
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Team Study Group Sessions
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Online Access to Course Content
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FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Forum
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In-Person Review and Final Certification Exam
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Individual Workshop Sessions (Bi-weekly) ($3,200 value)
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Client Onsite Business Process Review ($4,800 value)
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FitechGelb Support Queue Preferred Pricing*
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$10,995
$15,995

Program Outline

Spring / Summer 2021

Virtual Mini-Camp Series

  • 3-day learning immersion, 2 hours daily
  • Once per month

Fall 2021

In-person Bootcamp*

3 Days - Chicago, IL

Weekly Webinar Series

Instructor-led; 1 to 2 hours in length

December 2021

In-person Review and Certification Exam*

2 Days - Location TBD

*Student travel required

Curriculum Highlights

  • Advanced Security/Menus/Permissions
  • ETL and Y2Y
  • Commercial Track
    • Best Practices
    • Commercial Lease Administration
    • Amendments/Options/Clauses
    • Advanced Retail Setup
    • Correspondence tools
    • Business Fundamentals, including:
      • Major components of a commercial lease
      • Defining and understanding expense recoveries
      • When to charge Overage rent
  • Workflow Design
  • Report Scheduler/Task Runner
  • Residential Track
    • Best Practices
    • Managing Rent Increases
    • Amenity Based Pricing
    • Rentable Items & Service Charges
    • Resident Ledger Corrections
    • Unit Turnover and Make Ready process
    • Business Fundamentals, including:
      • Importance and benefits of Amenity Based Pricing
      • Managing unit turns to increase profitability
      • Streamlining the lease proposal & renewal process
  • Real Estate Accounting Fundamentals
  • Chart of Accounts Design and Maintenance
  • Account Tree Design and Maintenance
  • Bank and Check Administration
  • Financial Tie Outs and Month End Procedures
  • Management Fees
  • Intercompany
  • Relational Databases and Database Schema
  • SQL Fundamentals
  • Correspondence Setup and Management
  • Custom Tables

The FitechGelb Academy Difference

Our experienced Yardi subject matter experts have developed robust content to ensure all attendees will gain the knowledge needed to support the design, configuration and implementation of Yardi.

The FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Certification Program for Yardi Administrators is more than just a Yardi training course. FGA provides a top-tier, comprehensive education and exam-based certification for the real estate industry. FitechGelb is a mark of distinction and a source of credibility in the real estate marketplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should enroll? FGA welcomes experienced Yardi Voyager users who aspire to become Certified with the FitechGelb Academy Program.

Do I need prior experience with Yardi to participate? Yes, we recommend enrollees have real estate industry experience (minimum 3 years) and hands-on Yardi experience (minimum 1 year in property management, accounting, or IT support). Our intermediate and advanced level courses will provide you with the tools you need to support all aspects of Yardi administration for your organization.

Is this program for Commercial or Residential clients? Our course content focuses on core functionality, accounting, and administrative skills which apply to all vertical markets. In addition, students will choose to follow the Commercial Track or the Residential Track. Each track will cover specialized content during live breakout sessions and instructor-led webinars.

Can I take this course privately or does my company need to sponsor me? Enrollees must be full-time, permanent employees of an organization with a Voyager license in good standing.

Do I have to be an IT professional to attend? No! We welcome all real estate industry professionals who are ready to take their current Yardi experience to the next level. Whether you are a property manager, leasing professional, corporate accountant, or industry executive, we invite you to enroll.

Will I receive a certification after completing this course? Yes, to earn the FitechGelb Academy (FGA) Certification for Yardi Administrators, you must complete a series of workshops, webinars, and eLearning courses, and pass a final exam.

How will content be delivered? How large will the classes be? Courses are taught in person, via webinar, and via e-learning. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Will I be required to travel? Yes, students must be able to attend the three-day midterm bootcamp and the two day final review and certification exam.

What happens if I miss a class? Attendance is mandatory for both in-person events and all instructor-led webinars. E-learning content is self-paced. If you miss the webinar, we will provide access to the session recording for a limited time. If you miss the bootcamp session, you will need to reschedule your attendance for a future session.