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Condominium Manager

Highlights

Condominium management is a growth industry throughout the province of Ontario. As of November 1, 2017, under the Condominium Management Services Act, all condominium managers and providers of condominium management services in Ontario are required to be licensed. To meet the educational requirements for licensing, these four mandatory have been developed by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO).

Condominium construction and conversion of older building into condominiums have been trending in large metropolitan. In Ontario, as of November 1, 2017, under the Condominium Management Services Act, all condominium managers and providers of condominium management services are required to be licensed. This certificate will help you begin a career in condominium management. Learn a solid hands-on foundation of the basics of condo management by studying law, condominium budgets, and administration of condo boards of directors, facilities employees and human resources. These four mandatory courses are also compulsory for those managers who wish to write the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario's Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) examination. For more information on the RCM contact (ACMO).

Note:

On November 1, 2021, the responsibility for the licensing and education for the Condominium Management program will be transferred to the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO). CMRAO will be introducing 6 new courses for this purpose. For now, the existing 4 ACMO courses will continue to be valid for licensing purposes until October 31, 2022, provided that the student has enrolled in at least one ACMO course and applied for their Limited License before November 1, 2021. The students must successfully complete the four ACMO courses by October 31, 2022 in order to meet the licensing requirements. Please visit CMRAO, and click on Education to see more information and to confirm the transition plan.

Is this for you?

This certificate is designed for current or aspiring managers of multi-family residential buildings (Condominium)

Admission Requirements:

  • 19 years or older, or completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic Windows computer and internet skills (managing files and folders, keyboarding, email and Internet searches)

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Condominium Manager

Details and registration below

Core Courses

Condominium Law (LAWS309)

Examine the legislative framework surrounding the creation, operation and management of condominium corporations in Ontario. Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 amends the Condominium Act, 1998 and introduces the licensing of condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). Explore a range of issues affecting condominium corporations in Ontario, including consumer protection, management contracts, dispute resolution and both recent and anticipated legislative reforms. Students will also be introduced to the major players in the condominium world, including various administrative authorities and regulators. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Condominium Administration and Human Relations (MGMT275)

Examine the information, knowledge and skills required for effective condominium management. Build on the knowledge gained in the Condominium Law course through the application of the Condominium Act, including amendments made in Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 and other legislation in day-to-day operations. Topics: the development of a condominium, the first year, preparing for and managing Board and General meetings, contracting, staff management, condominium insurance, communication, writing and negotiation, ethics, dispute resolution and conflict avoidance. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Physical Building Management (CNST208)

Explore the physical aspects of the total site, and how to get the most economical life out of the common elements through good maintenance practices. Examine residential condominium structures, proactive and predictive maintenance, appropriate management practices for effective day-to-day building management, and the handling of emergency situations. Investigate heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electricity, building envelope, plumbing systems, life safety systems, elevators, performance audits and reserve fund studies, and grounds-keeping from a condominium management perspective. Determine when to call in professionals and how to work with them, problem-solve within the physical building environment, and effectively communicate issues and solutions to the Board. Review the basics of condominium manager licensing so that managers are aware of their obligations under the Condominium Management Services Act. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Financial Planning for Condominium Managers (FINA020)

Gain a thorough understanding of the financial management of condominium corporations. Topics include: the accounting process, financial administration, general ledger and coding, financial statements, presenting financial statements to the Board, understanding and preparing budgets, reserve funds, the audit, investing and borrowing. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is required. Completion of this course with a minimum grade of 60% is a prerequisite to writing the Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) examination set by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

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