CMRAO Licencing Application

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General Licence

You should apply for a General Licence if, on November 1, 2017:

  • You have been providing condominium management services for 2 or more years (2,920 hours) within the previous 5 years; and
  • You have provided condominium management services within the previous 90 days of November 1; and
  • You have completed the education requirements for a General Licence.

One or more of the following would satisfy the education requirements for General Licence:

  • Successfully completed the following 4 courses developed by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO):

(i) Condominium Law,
(ii) Physical Building Management,
(iii) Financial Planning for Condominium Managers, and
(iv) Condominium Administration and Human Relations.

  • Five or more years experience in providing condominium management services, successfully completed ACMO’s four Challenge exams (which can substitute course completion);
  • Successfully completed ACMO’s Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) exam.

 

Transitional General Licence

You should apply for a Transitional General Licence if, on November 1, 2017:

  • You have been providing condominium management services for 2 or more years (2,920 hours) within the previous 5 years; and
  • You have provided condominium management services within the previous 90 days of November 1; and
  • You have not completed the education requirements for a General Licence.

A Transitional General Licence will allow you to do the same work as a General Licence. You should apply for a General Licence after you have completed the required education. You must complete the required education before submitting an application for a General Licence. Currently, one or more of the following would satisfy the education requirement:

  • Five or more years experience in providing condominium management services, successfully completed ACMO’s four Challenge exams; or
  • Successfully completed ACMO’s 4 Challenge exams (a challenge exam can substitute course completion);

You can renew your Transitional General Licence on an annual basis as long as no more than 3 years have passed since the licence was issued. In effect, you are given approximately 3 years to complete the education requirements and apply for a General Licence.

The last day you can apply for a Transitional General Licence is January 29, 2018.

 

Limited Licence

You should apply for a Limited Licence if, on November 1, 2017 you have been providing condominium management services for fewer than 2 years (2,920 hours) within the previous 5 years. There are currently no education requirements for obtaining a limited licence.

A limited licensee must work under the supervision of at least one General Licensee or Transitional General Licensee. You may choose to apply for a General Licence after you have completed the required work experience and education. These requirements must be completed within 5 years prior to applying for the general licence.

Generally, the conditions of a limited licence are as follows:

  • Must be supervised by a General Licensee or a Transitional General Licensee.
  • Cannot enter into a contract or an agreement without prior approval of a Supervising Licensee.
  • Cannot manage, control, or disburse more than $500 of general funds without prior approval of a Supervising Licensee.
  • Cannot manage, control or disburse reserve funds.
  • Cannot sign status certificates.

Please refer to Section 8 of the CMSA General Regulation for more detailed information.

Under the limited licensing stream, you must complete the required education within 5 years before submitting the application for a General Licence. Currently, one or more of the following would satisfy the education requirement:

  • Five or more years experience in providing condominium management services, successfully completed ACMO’s four Challenge exams; or
  • Successfully completed ACMO’s 4 Challenge exams (a challenge exam can substitute course completion)

Within 5 years before submitting the application for general licence, individuals must complete 2,920 hours of work experience and must have performed the following activities under the supervision of one or more supervising licensees:

  1. planned and participated in meetings of the board of directors of a client;
  2. planned and participated in meetings of owners, including at least one annual general meeting within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998;
  3. participated in preparing a budget for a condominium corporation that the applicant has presented to the board of directors of a client;
  4. interpreted financial statements for a client prepared under section 66 of the Condominium Act, 1998 and presented them to the board of directors of the client;
  5. prepared and presented reports to the board of directors of a client; and
  6. overseen the maintenance or repair of units, common elements within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998 or client assets, if any.

 

Condominium Management Provider Licence

Firms/Businesses which provide condominium management services to condominium corporations should apply for a Condominium Management Provider Licence. The firm can be a corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, association or other organization or entity.