Graduated Licensing Program Approved for Condominium Management
| July 13, 2023
The Residential Property Manager Industry Council has approved a Graduated Licensing Program for condominium managers. This will allow licensees in the Graduated Licensing Program to perform certain restricted activities, as they complete their pre-licensing education.
Condominium managers have told RECA about the difficulty in attracting new condominium managers to the industry, and that the length and cost of the pre-licensing education required before they can begin work are a major obstacle. Under the Graduated Licensing Program, new managers can join a condominium management brokerage with a graduated licence, allowing them to be hands-on in the industry for certain tasks and with heavy supervision, and make a living as they complete their required education.
The Graduated Licensing Program will also be available to existing conditionally licensed condominium managers who do not complete their required education before September 30, 2023. These individuals will have their licence downgraded into the Graduated Licensing Program.
Level 1 Licence: individuals who want to join the industry and conditional licensees who have renewed their licence but still need to complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management and the Practice of Condominium Management courses will be considered a Level 1 licensee.
Level 2 Licence: individuals who want to join the industry and have completed the Fundamentals of Condominium Management, and conditional licensees who have renewed their licence but still need to complete the Practice of Condominium Management course will be considered a Level 2 licensee.
Each licence level will have certain activities restricted completely, some activity that must be done under broker supervision, and some unrestricted activity the licensee can do on their own.
A complete task list showing restricted activity by licence Level is available here.
Level 1 licensees will have one year from the date condo taskthey receive their licence to complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course, pass the exam, and have their licence upgraded to Level 2.
Level 2 licensees will have one year from the date they complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course to complete the Practice of Condominium Management course and pass the exam.
Level 1 or Level 2 licensees who do not complete their course(s) and exam(s) in the one-year period will have their licence cancelled. If a Level 1 or 2 graduated licence is cancelled due to failure to complete the required education on time, this licensee will no longer be permitted to hold a graduated licence and will be required to complete all required courses and exams and then re-apply for a new licence to practice condominium management.
Frequently Asked Questions
RECA’s Regulatory Compliance Advisor for Condominium Managers, Doug Dixon, will host a webinar for all condominium managers interested in learning about the new Graduated Licensing Program and how this affects both new, existing, and conditionally licensed condominium managers.
When: August 10, 2023, 11 a.m – Noon
Where: Virtual on Zoom