Condominium managers are professionals who need a licence to provide their services, like other professions in Ontario. They also need training to handle the full range of their responsibilities, and understand their legal and ethical obligations.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process used by the CMRAO to ensure a fair assessment of the credentials and qualifications of applicants who have not completed the recognized coursework required to hold a General Licence.
Education Requirements for a Limited Licence
As part of the application process for a Limited Licence, applicants must successfully complete Excellence in Condominium Management, a mandatory course. The course provides foundational knowledge about the condominium industry and the role of a condominium manager to a set a consistent standard of excellence for condominium managers in Ontario. The course outlines the realities of the condominium management role so learners are fully prepared before they make the decision to continue with the full program that leads to a General Licence:
Successfully completing the course content and passing the supervised exam are a prerequisite for receiving a Limited Licence. To register for the course, please apply for a Limited Licence.
Limited Licence holders are required to work under the supervision of experienced condominium managers who hold either a General Licence or a Transitional General Licence. There are also specific conditions on the activities that a Limited Licensee can perform. Once a Limited Licensee has completed their education and work experience requirements, they can progress to a General Licence.
Education Requirements for a General Licence
The courses required for a General Licence cover the technical and practical information needed to effectively understand condominium law, build relationships, communicate effectively with condominium boards and owners/residents, maintain physical assets, and effectively manage the financial affairs of the condominium corporation: essentially combining in-class learning with on-the-job experience to ensure managers clearly understand their role and responsibilities.
In addition to all other requirements, to obtain a General Licence, individuals must successfully complete the CMRAO’s education program, Condominium Management Certificate Program, consisting of the following mandatory courses:
- Condominium Management - Law Course Blueprint
- Condominium Management - Relationship Building Course Blueprint
- Condominium Management - Building Operations and Maintenance Course Blueprint
- Condominium Management - Financials Course Blueprint
- Condominium Management - Operational Quality Course Blueprint
The CMRAO has partnered with Humber College on the development and coordinated delivery of the CMRAO’s education program, as well as the delivery of the regulatory examinations. Each course is eligible for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Details about the program and eligibility requirements for OSAP are available on the Humber College website.
All applicants for a General Licence who enrolled in any of the original educational requirements for a General Licence prior to November 1, 2021, AND who successfully completed all of these requirements by October 31, 2022, are deemed to have complied with the educational requirements for a General Licence.
Course Registration Timelines
Excellence in Condominium Management is an online course delivered by the CMRAO. There are 10 modules, in addition to virtual instructor-led sessions.
The Request for Prior Learning (RPL) assessment process for all applicants for a licence on or after November 1, 2021, will be based on the new educational program.
All applicants for a General Licence who have enrolled in or have completed any of the original educational requirements for a General Licence prior to November 1, 2021, AND have not successfully completed all of these requirements by October 31, 2022, will be subject to the new educational requirements set by the Registrar.
In 2017, the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery designated the courses and challenge exams developed by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) as the education and examination requirements necessary to qualify for a General Licence. On November 1, 2021, this requirement transferred to the Registrar of the CMRAO. The following documents were created in the process of developing the education requirements.
- The Competency Profile for Condominium Managers in Ontario [PDF - 329 KB]
The Competency Profile defines the condominium management profession in Ontario and details the minimum expectations of an individual applying for a General Licence with the CMRAO. This report describes the 79 competencies, as well as the methodology used.
The Curriculum Design and Course Blueprint for Condominium Managers in Ontario 2020 describes the methodology used to develop the curriculum roadmap and the five course blueprints that form the education program. The curriculum roadmap identifies the design principles that guided the creation of the curriculum, and the course blueprints provide details about how condominium management courses should be designed and delivered to ensure they provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the Competency Profile.
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