Apply for a General Licence
To apply for a Condominium Management General Licence, you must already hold a Limited Licence or Transitional General Licence and will need to provide the following information:
1. Names and date of birth
This includes your legal name, details about a name change (if applicable), and the name requested for the certificate of licence. You are permitted to be licensed under your complete legal name or one or more of your given names in correct order, followed by your surname. You may also substitute a given name for an initial, short form, or a name by which you are commonly known.
This includes your mailing address, email address and, if applicable, information related to any dwelling that you use to carry on condominium management business. You will be asked for the contact information of the owner/person who controls access to this dwelling.
3. Condo management work experience
For every condo management employment situation within the past five years, including self-employment, you will need to provide names, addresses, start/end dates, duration of employment, references, and a description of your duties. If you currently work for two or more condo management firms, you must have written consent to do so from these employers. You require two or more years (2,920 hours) of experience providing condo management services within the previous five years for this licence.
If you are progressing from a Limited Licence to a General Licence, you must also have completed specific 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 condominium corporation that the licensee 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, or client assets, if any
4. Education Requirements
You must demonstrate that you have completed the education requirements. You will need to provide the information about the college or company where you took any courses. If the coursework was completed through a company, you will be asked for the contact information of a person who can validate your education.
If you completed some or all the courses at a college and you have not successfully completed the Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) exam or challenge exams, then you will need to contact your college and advise them to send your transcripts directly to the CMRAO:
P.O. Box 48087 RPO Davisville
Toronto, ON M4S 3C6
5. Police Record Check
You must submit a police record check dated no earlier than six months before you submit your licence application. You can request your criminal record check before you start your licence application.
6. Financial Responsibility and Good Character Information
Condominium managers must be financially responsible and must perform condominium management services in accordance with the law and with integrity and honesty.
You will be asked to provide information and documentation relating to any bankruptcies, unpaid judgments, employment terminations, suspended or revoked licences, criminal charges or findings of guilt, findings of negligence, and any current investigations.
To submit your application, you will need to pay the $150 application fee. You will not be able to submit your application without paying this fee online by credit card or Interac.
If your application is approved, you will be required to pay the annual licensing fee before your licence will be issued. Your annual licensing fee will be pro-rated based on the fees you have already paid for your current Limited Licence or Transitional General Licence. For Transitional General Licensees, this means the fee will be set to $0.