BOMA's Frequently Asked Questions
Can you send me an invoice?
When registering online simply click the "Bill Me" option and an invoice will be
generated and mailed to you. Keep in mind when registering that BOMA has a
"Pre-Pay Policy" stating that all meeting fees must be paid in advance of the
meeting. If you are regularly unable to meet the deadline consider setting up a Block
Payment or paying via credit card.
How do I log into the BOMA website?
Logging in to the BOMA website is a benefit of membership. As a new member the
BOMA office will set-up a username and password for you and email it to you.
Don't know your username or password? Try the "Forgot My Password" or
"Forgot my login" links
under "Login" first. If you are unable to find your information this way,
contact the BOMA office for assistance.
How long is the waitlist for Associate Membership?
The wait is typically 2-3 years, but we never know for sure so if you're
considering membership sumit an application right away!
Associate memberships are limited to 22% of total memberships – which is
actually a benefit to everyone. Our property owner and manager members want to
attend meetings and events to network primarily with their peers. As a product
or service provider, you want to be involved to network with property owners and
managers, not primarily other product and service providers. Getting on the
waiting list is easy. From the home page of this website click on the “Join” tab
at the top. Follow the links to the information and application for Associate
Members. Just complete and mail (or fax) the application to us. No money is due
at the time of applying. We’ll notify you when you’re up for consideration by
the Board. Memberships run on a calendar year and renewals are due by the second
week of January every year, so we never know until then how many openings there
will be for the coming year. In the meantime, there are occasional opportunities
that are opened to those on the waiting list, so we encourage you to apply.
How do I access my CEU records?
The Minnesota Department of Commerce contracts with Pearson VUE to maintain a
website called PulsePortal that allows you to check your continuing education
credits. Following each program for which BOMA has approval for credit, we
upload the list of attendees for which we have a real estate lice on file to
this website. We also send the CEU certificates to all attendees so be sure to
print and file each of your certificates as a back-up. It becomes difficult for
the BOMA office to re-create the certificates later.
To view your CE transcript go to
www.pulseportal.com. In the first box choose Minnesota Department of
Commerce. In the next box choose Real Estate. Under Search/Inquiry Services
click on Review your CE Transcript. Enter your Last Name, License Number and
Social Security Number and click Next. Your transcript will list all CE credits
received from oldest to newest. To scroll through a listing of your credits
click on the navigational tools at the very top of the page.
Please contact the
BOMA office if your records indicate you should have received credits from BOMA
that are not listed on the PulsePortal website.
How do I maintain my BOMI designation(s)?
In order to maintain your RPA, FMA, or SMA designation BOMI International
requires that you complete 18 points of Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) credit every three years. The three-year renewal period begins on the date
that graduates attain their first BOMI International designation. Points are
awarded for BOMA membership; for attendance at BOMA meetings, classes, and
seminars; for authoring a BOMA newsletter article; for serving on the BOMA Board
of Directors or a committee; and even for being an active team member preparing
your building’s TOBY award.
For complete details, visit www.bomi.org and
search for “CPD Brochure.” CEU certificates are one form of documentation, but
we do not apply to the Minnesota Department of Commerce for CEUs for most of our
BOMA Engineers Association meetings; instead we send certificates of attendance.
Be sure to save your certificates of attendance as documentation for your SMA
designation. We would also be happy to provide a letter documenting your
participation on committees or on a TOBY team.
What’s my BOMA International ID number?
Your BOMA International ID number is printed on the mailing label of your BOMA
International magazine. If you cannot locate it, contact the BOMA office and we
can look it up for you.