Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) describes 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.
Currently, applicants for a General Licence must successfully complete the following five courses developed by the CMRAO:
- Condominium Management – Law
- Condominium Management – Building Operations and Maintenance
- Condominium Management – Financials
- Condominium Management – Relationship Building
- Condominium Management – Operational Quality
Legislation permits the Registrar of the CMRAO to recognize learning achieved through a variety of means, such as previous formal training and education and work experience as a substitute to prescribed courses. Section 11(3) of the General Regulation made under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015, states,
“(3) For the purposes of paragraph 2 of subsection (1), the registrar may recognize any of the following as equivalent to successfully completing some or all of the requirements specified under section 5:
- The prior successful completion by the applicant of programs of study, training programs, internship programs, apprenticeship programs, courses, seminars, lectures, or tutorials.
- The prior successful completion by the applicant of examinations or tests.
- The prior work experience of the applicant.”
Applications and supporting documents will be assessed to determine if an applicant's education, previous experience and knowledge meet the required competencies of a condominium manager.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing an interest in the RPL process.
Applicants will be asked to provide the following:
- An up-to-date resumé detailing work experience as it relates to condominium management
- Transcripts of all condominium management-related education
- Copies of degrees or diplomas
- A reference letter from:
a. A member of their board of directors
b. A professional that they have a working relationship with
Applicants may be asked for additional information and/or documentation during the RPL evaluation process. Once the evaluation process is complete, applicants will receive a letter detailing the Registrar’s decision.