Continuing Education Requirements for General Licensees in 2019
In November 2018, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services announced new continuing education requirements for General Licensees who completed their education and examination requirements prior to November 1, 2017. These condo managers were required to successfully complete the continuing education program in order to renew their General Licence in 2019. Continuing education was a requirement for General Licensees as part of the 2019 licence renewal process.
Condo managers required to take the continuing education program would have completed their education requirements for a General Licence before courses were updated to reflect recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws. The new continuing education requirements were put in place to ensure that condo managers operating with a General Licence have up-to-date knowledge of recent condo law changes and understand their new obligations and responsibilities as licensed condo managers.
Who was required to take the program?
|Licensee||Needed to take 2019 Continuing Education Program?|
|General Licensees who completed their educational and examination requirements prior to November 1, 2017||Yes|
|General Licensees who completed their educational and examination requirements after November 1, 2017||No|
|Transitional General Licensees||No|
The continuing education program is delivered online by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Once you have completed the program, ACMO will send a record of this completion to CMRAO and we will update your account. Please also retain any receipts or certificate of completion for your own records and have your licence number ready to provide to ACMO as part of the registration process.
There are a number of resources online that provide additional information about these continuing education requirements:
- Read the Minister’s designation on the Government of Ontario’s website. Information about continuing education requirements are in part II of the designation.
- The Ministry made a general announcement about the continuing education requirements in their e-newsletter, ONCondo. Read the Ministry’s General announcement regarding continuing education requirements for General Licence renewals in 2019.
- For additional information on “Who, How, What, Why, and When,” the Ministry released a Questions and Answers sheet regarding the new continuing education requirements.
- Any questions about registration and fees associated with the new continuing education program can be submitted to the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO).
Successful regulation in the public interest involves ensuring that licensees meet a defined standard of education. The CMRAO has information on the education requirements for a General Licence, Limited Licence, or a Transitional General Licence.