CAI is different from NAA’s other designations. It’s a three-year program in which attendees spend a week each year onsite at Indiana University.
It’s an intensive program involving late nights working on proposals and other
projects that happen in the time between classes.
CAI, unlike other
designations, focuses on the business of the auction industry rather than on a
particular asset class. While attendees learn about different types of
auctions, the focus is on business planning, development and structure.
Attendees register for CAI I, CAI II, and CAI III in successive years. Gaps
between CAI I, II and III of more than two years require approval of the
Education Director, and often are addressed by having attendees audit CAI
classes for a year before returning to the program.
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