Safeguard Announces Training Partnership with AACE
Safeguard Properties Announces Training Partnership with?American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE)
Membership to receive free training and certification Webinar
Valley View, OH, April 12, 2011 ? Safeguard Properties today announced a strategic partnership with the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) to offer a training and certification program free of charge to code enforcement officials nationally.
Code enforcement officials will receive 1.0 continuing education units (CEUs) for participating in the program, conducted via an online, on-demand Webinar platform, the first to be offered by a mortgage field service company.? Code enforcement officials may begin signing up for the training immediately.??
Webinar content and training materials were developed by the Community Initiatives Department of Safeguard Properties in consultation with code enforcement officials across the country.? AACE and Safeguard will serve as co-hosts to present the seminars to AACE?s membership.
?Cities across the country have been in the grips of a housing crisis for years, and the need has never been greater for trained and qualified code officers,? said Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard.? ?AACE has been a tireless advocate to support the code enforcement profession, and we are honored to partner with them to help their members meet and maintain their professional certification requirements and to help ease the financial burden of municipalities.?
?The partnership with Safeguard is an invaluable service to our membership,? said Sherri Johnston, AACE president.? ?Robert Klein and Safeguard were the first to reach out to the code enforcement community to foster collaboration on behalf of the mortgage industry.? Their initiative to create and offer this program for our membership is further demonstration of their commitment to share best practices that benefit code officials, municipalities and the mortgage industry alike.??
The training program provides an overview of best practices pertaining to property preservation, as well as tools and resources readily available to assist code officials with their day-to-day responsibilities of maintaining the integrity of properties in their communities.
Code enforcement officials may register for the Webinar by going to https://safeguardproperties.com/Municipalities/webinar.
?The American Association of Code Enforcement, founded in 1988, is a national nonprofit association representing the profession of code enforcement, whose mission is to educate, elevate and improve the profession.? AACE is the internationally recognized leader in the profession of code enforcement.? Since its inception, it has become the premier association to advance the code compliance profession through its certification program, education, training and enforcement.? Website: www.aace1.com.
Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the U.S.? Founded in 1990, and headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for banks, mortgage companies, investors and other financial institutions.? Safeguard employs approximately 850 people, plus a network of thousands of contractors nationwide.? Website:? www.safeguardproperties.com.