Due to the growing number of Condos in the province of Ontario, individuals looking to become a condo manager in Ontario and elsewhere will soon need to obtain proper qualifications. There are a variety of Condo Manager licenses is available in Ontario. Keep in mind these condo manager licenses are different from the real estate license, or broker license. If you are looking for information on how to become a Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) in Ontario, then you have come to the right place! The designation is administered by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Let’s get started and obtain your RCM designation/license by following:
Step 1: Complete Condominium Management and Administration program
The program is offered at Humber College, Mohawk College or Fanshawe College or through your company if it is approved by ACMO.
If you have less than five (5) years of experience, study the following courses and take the exams for each course:
- Condominium Law
- Physical Building Management
- Financial Planning for Condominium Managers
- Condominium Administration and Human Relations
If you have five (5) years, but less than ten (10) years of working experience, you can choose to take the Condominium Management and and administration program or directly challenge the exams for the four courses listed above without studying the courses. If you happen to fail the exam for one of the courses, you will need to take the entire program and complete the exams.
If you have at least ten (10) years of working experience, you can challenge the Comprehensive Exam directly. Click here to download the exemption application.
Step 2: Take the Comprehensive Exam
Upon passing the exams for the four courses in step 1, simply take the final Comprehensive Exam and obtain at least a score of 75%.
Step 3: Find a job and gain experience
You should have at least two years of working experience before your Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) designation/license can be granted.
Step 4: Apply for the designation/license
First you must apply to become a candidate member by clicking here. You can apply for candidate membership if you are employed full time in the management of condominiums field or once you completed all AMCO courses in step 1. With your membership in good standing, you can then click here download the form and apply for your RCM designation/license.
Courses and license fees
Course fees: depends on the chosen college
Candidate member fee: $106.00 + $13.78 (HST) = $119.78
License fee: N/A
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