Emerging Professionals

Our Purpose

To recruit, educate, mentor, and be a resource to Emerging Professionals who aspire to be public/private Owners and industry partners


  • To train and create the next generation of "good Owners"
  • Strong & Fair Generation of industry leaders
  • Adopt and exchange ideas for implementing industry trends
  • Be a stepping stone and resource for your career advancement

COAA defines an Emerging Professional (EP) as an Owner, builder, designer, or other industry stakeholders 35 and younger. Proof of age should be provided during the application process. EPs enjoy deeply discounted rates for membership and COAA events. 

Brain Food!

COAA is excited to announce a new component of the Owner Training Institute ... a monthly series of virtual courses for Emerging Professionals (EPs)!  These courses, which feature content developed by COAA member Smith Seckman Reid, will be offered at no cost to COAA member EPs.  Non-members welcome, too!

Buy six get one free!  All (7) of the 2021 courses can be purchased at a discounted price.  Contact Lucie Castro for more information.