Condominium Management
Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Conditions of a Limited Licence

You may choose to apply for a General Licence after you have completed the required work experience and education. You must complete these requirements within five years of applying for the General Licence.

Currently, one or more of the following would satisfy the education requirement:

  • successful completion of the four ACMO courses; or
  • five or more years of experience providing condominium management services, and successful completion of ACMO’s four challenge exams (which can substitute course completion)

For the work experience requirement, individuals must have completed 2,920 hours of supervised work and performed the following activities under the supervision of one or more supervising licensees:

  • planned and participated in meetings of the Board of Directors of a client.
  • planned and participated in meetings of owners, including at least one annual general meeting within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998
  • participated in the preparation of a budget for a condo corporation that the applicant has presented to the Board of Directors of a client
  • 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
  • prepared and presented reports to the Board of Directors of a client.
  • overseen the maintenance or repair of units and common elements within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998

A condo manager who holds a Transitional General Licence or a General Licence may supervise someone who holds a Limited Licence. The nature or level of supervision may vary, but must always involve:

  • overseeing the quality (for example, timeliness, accuracy, comprehensiveness and meeting legal requirements) of condo management services
  • enabling the condo manager to develop into a competent and ethical service provider

The supervisor should be readily available but does not necessarily have to be present at the location of the Limited Licence holder. In order to supervise effectively and be responsible for the activities they supervise or approve, the supervisor must have access to the condo records that belong to the Limited Licence holder’s clients.

The conditions placed on a Limited Licence require the supervising condo manager to approve and be responsible for certain activities before they are carried out, including:

  • entering into, extending, renewing or terminating a contract or other agreement on behalf of a client
  • making expenditures of more than $500 of the client’s money
  • giving anything to an owner or mortgagee that the client is required to give under the Condominium Act, 1998

Holders of Limited Licenses may take actions, without prior approval, to ensure the immediate safety or security of anyone using the property. Also, the condo corporation, supervisor or supervisee needs to arrange for certain activities that the Limited Licence holder may do under supervision but is not legally permitted to do alone, including:

  • signing status certificates under the Condominium Act,1998
  • making expenditures out of, investing or making other decisions related to a client’s reserve funds

The condo management provider has a responsibility to ensure an adequate level of supervision for the Limited Licence holders that they employ. Please refer to Sections 7, 8, 10 and 22 of the General Regulation for more details.