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Select a link to learn about our current Education offerings:

For information about classes offered in the past, visit our education archive page.

Cancellation policy
If you register for an SFAA class and need to cancel you must provide at least 72 hours' notice in order to receive a full refund.

Four-Hour Lead Safe Renovator Refresher Class

If you’ve already completed the 8-hour Lead Safe Renovator – Initial, you are eligible for this 4-hour refresher training. The EPA requires Certified Renovators take this refresher training course every five years to maintain compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

This refresher training course was developed by the EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to train renovation, repair, and painting contractors how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA's RRP Rule, and HUD's Lead Safe Housing Rule.

  • 4 Hours of Interactive Refresher Training
  • Hands-on Classroom Experience
  • Lead Renovator Certification Renewal

Details: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 8:00 am - Noon

Where: Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Building C, Room 205

Fee: $75 for SFAA members; $150 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415.255.2288 x13 or stephanie@sfaa.org.

Four-Hour Asbestos Refresher Class

OSHA AND EPA REGULATIONS REQUIRE: Mandatory Annual Asbestos Awareness Training Courses for maintenance operators and supervisors who have an Asbestos Certification.

Class IV “Worker Training” is designed for maintenance and custodial related occupations which employees contact but do not disturb Asbestos Containing Material or Presumed Asbestos Containing Material, and activities of dust clean-up, waste and debris resulting from either an abatement project of small scale or maintenance activities that do disturb asbestos.

Details: Monday, Dec. 15, 8:00 am - Noon

Where: Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Building C, Room 205

Fee: $75 for SFAA members; $150 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415.255.2288 x13 or stephanie@sfaa.org.

How Business Taxes Are Changing (a free seminar)

In 2014, the City will phase in a Gross Receipts Tax and reduce the Payroll Expense Tax over the next five years. The Gross Receipts Tax will only apply to businesses with more than $1 million in annual gross receipts, exempting most small businesses. Business Registration Fees will also change for all businesses. The seminar will include an overview of the new changes and a schedule of tax filings.

To help you get ready SFAA is partnering with The San Francisco Economic and Workforce Development Office to present free educational workshops. Join us for a free seminar to learn more about how business tax will be changing.

All of the below sessions will be held at the SF Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA:

  • Monday, January 5, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
  • Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Register today
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Marianne Thompson at 415.554.6297 or marianne.thompson@sfgov.org.

Accessibility
The meeting location is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Materials in alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations can be made available upon request by calling 415.554.6297 at least 72 hours in advance.

Transit and Parking
The closest accessible BART station is Civic Center. The accessible MUNI line serving this location is the #19 Polk. For information about Muniís accessible service, please call 311. Accessible parking is available at 355 McAllister, Civic Center Plaza Garage, call 415.863.1537.

CCRM Winter 2015 Property Management Series

SFAA's 2015 Winter Property Management Series starts Tuesday, January 6, and runs through Tuesday, March 10, at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco. Each session starts promptly at 6 p.m.

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand and perform the day to day tasks of property management. Make your resume stand out from others when interviewing.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Preparing the Property and Professional Leasing Skills
  • The Move-In-Process, Rent Collection and Notices
  • Resident Issues and Ending the Tenancy
  • Professional Skills for Supervisors
  • Maintenance Management: Maintaining a Property
  • Liability & Risk Management: Protecting the Investment
  • Budget Development and Implementation
  • Fair Housing: It's the Law
  • Ethics & Property Management

Download the CCRM registration flyer here.

Fee: $750 for full series for SFAA members; $900 for full series for non-members

SFAA & Recology Present "Managing Your Disposal Costs"

SFAA and Recology are sponsoring a special free workshop to help apartment building owners with 6 or more units determine the most economical way to manage their garbage, recycling, and compost collection services. Representatives will be on hand to review your services and provide advice to help manage your costs.

The 20-30 minute workshops will be held:

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    Noon - 3:00 p.m.
    Recology Golden Gate
    900 7th Street
    SF, CA 94107
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Recology Golden Gate
    900 7th Street
    SF, CA 94107

Light refreshments & free on-site parking available.

Please contact Elaine Bregman at (415) 575-2466, or e-mail ebregman@recology.com to schedule your 30 minute session. For more information visit www.SFZeroWasteRates.com. This special website includes a ďrate calculator,Ē which customers can use to determine costs associated with different container types and sizes and to determine recycling discounts.

Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers are available. Please advise us of your needs when scheduling.


Legal Issues Affecting Short-Term Rentals - Airbnb Seminar

Are Short-Term Rentals of Residential Real Property Legal in San Francisco? Can you evict your tenant if you can prove they are using the unit for short term rentals?  Come find out the answer to these questions and many more concerning the laws around Short Term Rentals at our AIRBNB seminar given by attorney Steven Williams of Fried & Williams LLP.

This seminar will cover the below topics:Legality of short-term rental (i.e., Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) in San Francisco.

  • Specific prohibitions in the Planning Code and Administrative Code.
  • Additional Concerns for Tenants.
  • Case Studies.
  • 2015 Changes to the Law.

Details: Thursday, January 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Building C, room 210, in San Francisco

Fee: $55 for SFAA members, $75 for non-members

For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext. 13 or stephanie@sfaa.org.

2015 Lease Review Class

The SFAA Residential Tenancy Agreement is one of the most commonly used leases in San Francisco. Many landlords depend upon this lease to best protect their rights and interests.  This course will outline the changes that were made in the lease for this year, help you know how to complete the lease details correctly, outline your obligations as an owner, and explain your responsibilities to the tenants.  You will also learn more about the legislative changes this year.

This lease was written and is updated every year by leading residential real estate attorneys and income property experts, and our class is taught by contributing attorneys Dave Wasserman of Wasserman-Stern, Curtis Dowling of Marquez & Dowling LLP and original author Eric Andresen, President, West Coast Property Management.

Details: Tuesday, January 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Building C, room 210, in San Francisco

Fee: $55 for SFAA members, $75 for non-members

For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext. 13 or stephanie@sfaa.org.