As of December 1, 2021, all individuals and companies that provide condominium management services in Alberta must be licensed by RECA. Existing condominium management professionals were required to apply for a conditional licence at that time. Conditionally licensed condominium manager associates, associate brokers, and brokers must complete the required education, or otherwise meet the conditions on their licence, by September 30, 2023 in order to remain licensed.
Individuals hoping to become licensed will need to complete the required education through a third-party recognized course provider. Review the information below and then follow the step-by-step instructions for getting your licence.
If you are an existing or former licensee in the real estate or mortgage brokerage industry and wish to enrol in the Condominium Management Program, please contact our Credentialing Support department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about how RECA developed condominium manager licensing and how it’s different from property management.
What courses do I need to enrol in to be eligible for conditions extension?
You must be enroled in all required courses to be eligible to extend the conditions on your licence. You can find your required courses on the Licensing tab of your myRECA account.
What if I haven’t completed my required courses by September 30, 2023?
Your licence will be suspended and you will be unable to practice as a condominium manager until you complete the required course(s) and exam(s).
If my licence gets suspended, how can reinstate it.
To reverse the suspension of your licence, you must complete all required courses. Email email@example.com once you’ve done so.
Can I be exempted from a course exam?
If you can demonstrate that you have satisfactory experience and knowledge of current condominium manager practices, you can submit a Request for Exemption form to firstname.lastname@example.org and the registrar will determine if you qualify for an exemption from an exam. If the registrar grants an exam exemption, you must still enrol in and complete the related course. You must complete all required courses by September 30, 2023 or your licence will be suspended, even if you qualify for exam exemption.
If I’m currently licensed as an associate broker but I want to downgrade my licence class to associate, how do I do that?
If you do not wish to retain your associate broker licence class, you must complete all required non-broker courses (i.e Fundamentals and/or Practice courses), but you do not have to complete the Condominium Management Broker Program (CMBP).
Those licensed as associate brokers have the following options:
1. To maintain your associate broker licence class:
2. To drop your licence class to associate:
If you do not enrol in and complete the CMBP, but you have enroled in and completed all other required courses, your licence class will be automatically downgraded to associate on October 1, 2023.
If you wish to re-class your licence to associate broker in the future, you can do so by completing the CMBP at that time.
If you have not enroled in and completed the required courses (excluding the CMBP) by September 30, 2023, your licence could be suspended on October 1, 2023.
If I’m currently licensed as a broker but I want to downgrade my licence class to associate broker or associate, what do I do?
You must be registered in certain required courses prior to the deadline of September 30,2023.
Based on the required courses listed on the Licensing tab of your myRECA account, choose one of the following options:
1. To maintain your broker licence class and keep your brokerage open:
2. To drop your licence class to associate broker, you must close your brokerage or find an eligible broker replacement, and:
3. To drop your licence class to associate, you must close your brokerage or find an eligible broker replacement, and:
Condominium managers must complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management and the Practice of Condominium Management and the accompanying exams to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Those hoping to become a condominium manager broker must have two years of experience as a condominium manager within the last five, and complete the Condominium Manager Broker Program and the accompanying exam.
Individuals wishing to get their condominium manager licence should review the list of Recognized Course Providers to find the courses that work best for their individual needs Individuals with conditional licences in condominium management can challenge the licensing exams without completing the education. However, the Residential Property Manager Industry Council recommends that conditional licensees complete the education before challenging the exam. Condominium management courses include:
Fundamentals of Condominium Management must be completed by:
Practice of Condominium Management must be completed by:
Condominium Manager Broker Program must be completed by:
Licensing exams are written at an exam centre/physical location. Once RECA has received confirmation of course completion from the course provider, you will receive an email with next steps on how to book the exam.
If you require exam accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, please contact email@example.com. In your email, please explain your situation and the reason for your request.
You have 3 months to write your exam from the date you complete your course with your course provider. If you completed your condominium management course, then fail the exam, you will receive an email with instructions for rewriting the exam. If you fail the second* attempt, you must retake the course. Each additional exam attempt is $235.
*Learners who have completed Practice of Condominium Management will have three free attempts to rewrite the exam. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you schedule your rewrite.
Please note, there is no option to rewrite the exam for condominium managers who choose to challenge the exam without taking the course.
Conditionally-licensed condominium management licensees who choose to challenge the exam in lieu of completing the courses must write and pass the exams by November 30, 2022.