CAA Membership Benefits

CAA helps our members succeed through a wide range of business tools, from rental forms and tenant screening to legal guidance and industry news.

Additionally, our government affairs teams fight daily for the rental property industry in the state Capitol, city halls and county courthouses.

Whether you manage thousands of rental units or a rent out a single family home as a retirement investment, we are your partner. The state’s most successful property management firms, independent rental owners and vendor partners belong to our association, and so should you.

CAA Value Insurance Plan™

Take advantage of lower insurance rates offered exclusively to CAA members. You have access to a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products, including lower costs for property and casualty coverage and workers’ compensation programs from multiple insurance carriers.

Compliance and Forms

Only the California Apartment Association provides more than 180 rental forms and corresponding instruction sheets to complete any rental business transaction. All members can download these forms from the CAA website and print them free of charge.

Online Forms

In addition to our entire library of forms, our online subscription gathers our most popular rental documents in one place, so they’re always easy to find. Online Forms members are also able to fill out forms online, create packages and send lease agreement to the prospective resident by email, receiving a signature using DocuSign. Interested in Online Forms? It can be added to any current membership by contacting members services at (800) 967-4222.

Our online service saves time and adds convenience for both you and your tenants.

Discounted Tenant Screening

It is important to have reliable information about a prospective tenant’s rental and credit history. CAA provides discounted tenant screening through authorized providers. Learn More

Landlord Helpline

The Helpline service provides Helpline Members access to CAA’s advisers who answer landlord-tenant-related questions in a timely fashion, usually within one business day. CAA Helpline can be added to any membership, just contact members services at (800) 967-4222 to add this highly valuable asset to your current membership plan.

Property Management Education

When you complete CAA’s Property Management Series, you’ll qualify for a California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) certificate. Our classes prepare you to effectively manage rental property and be an asset to any employer. Take them in person or online.

Check out our curriculum for Online and On-demand rental housing education covering topics highly important to the industry.

Legal Information

Our website contains information that helps you stay informed and in compliance with California rental housing laws.  Use our knowledge base to search for the latest forms, Industry Insights and Frequently Asked Questions. Learn More

Promote CAA to your Customers

CAA is a strong advocate for Property Owners, Managers and Tenants. We are the only organization in the Multi-Family housing industry with a Code of Ethics  that our members sign up for and a  Resident Bill of Rights.

Books, Posters & other Resources

Use our website to order books, signs, posters and forms specifically designed for California’s rental housing industry.

Up-to-the-minute News

Each week, CAA’s electronic newsletter provides members with rental housing news from the Capitol and around the state. Open CAA News for updates on apartment-related legislation, legal issues and trends in the multifamily housing industry.

Industry Directory

CAA’s Industry Directory is a optimal resource for all rental housing professionals. With the ability to search listings by location, business categories, access direct contact data within business listings, and access discounts for CAA members!

Membership Marketing Information

As a member of CAA you are given the ability to promote your membership to your tenants or customers.  Our logos and images can be used on your marketing materials and website to promote the ideals we all share in the industry.

Advertisement Opportunities

CAA offers various ways to promote your Property Management Company or your business services to our members. With well over 60,000 unique visitors to our website monthly we offer advertising opportunities on our various webpages. And with a distribution of over 30,000 news publications weekly, we offer advertising opportunities as well. If you would like to know more, simply check out our Media Guide for more information.