Starting November 1, 2017 all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) has designated the educational and examination requirements for a General Licence as follows:
Less than five years’ experience in providing condominium management services
The following ACMO-developed courses (for the current RCM designation) are required to be completed:
- Condominium Law,
- Physical Building Management,
- Financial Planning for Condominium Managers, and
- Condominium Administration and Human Relations.
Five or more years’ experience in providing condominium management services
The above-stated courses are required;
Instead of those courses, the applicant will have to pass the applicable Challenge Examination developed by the ACMO.
Who will provide the Courses and Challenge Examination ?
- Colleges of applied arts and technology that offer the above stated courses; and,
- A Condominium Management Provider that is authorized by ACMO to offer the courses to its own employees.
- ACMO will provide the Challenge Examinations.
Don’t forget that the Registrar will have the ability (likely on a case by case basis) to recognize alternative education experiences as equivalent to the above-stated requirements, for managers who have successfully completed other training programs, internship programs, apprenticeship programs, courses, seminars, lectures or tutorials.
Stay tuned to Condo Law News for more blogs about amendments to the Condominium Act and upcoming events .