Read more about how RECA developed condominium manager licensing and how it’s different from property management.
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 is a major obstacle.
As of October 1, 2023, individuals joining the condominium manager industry can participate in a Graduated Licensing Program, which will allow them to perform certain restricted activities as part of a condominium manager brokerage as they complete their licensing education.
Under the Graduated Licensing Program, new managers can join a condominium management brokerage with a restricted 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.
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.
Level 1 Licence: individuals who want to get licensed but have not yet completed the Fundamentals of Condominium Management and the Practice of Condominium Management courses will be eligible for a Level 1 restricted licence.
Level 1 licensees will have one year from the date they receive their restricted licence to complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course, pass the exam, and have their licence upgraded to Level 2.
Level 2 Licence: individuals who hold a Level 1 restricted licence and who have completed the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course will have their restricted licence automatically upgraded to a Level 2 restricted licence.
Level 2 licensees will have one year from the date they complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course and receive their upgraded Level 2 restricted licence to complete the Practice of Condominium Management course and pass the exam.
What happens if I don’t complete my required course or exam in the one-year period?
A restricted (Level 1 or Level 2) licence is deemed to be terminated if the licensee does not complete the required course(s) and exam(s) in the one-year period. If a Level 1 or 2 restricted licence is terminated due to failure to complete the required education on time, this licensee will no longer be permitted to remain in the graduated licensing program and will be required to complete all required courses and exams and then re-apply for an unrestricted licence to practice condominium management.
What tasks am I restricted from performing as a Level 1 or Level 2 licensee in the Graduated Licensing Program?
A task list showing restricted activity by licence Level is available here.
I hold a licence in residential real estate, do I need to complete all of the condominium management courses if I would like to get my condominium management licence?
Yes. Regardless if you hold a licence in another industry, in order to obtain your condominium management licence, you will be required to complete the courses below. There are no course exemptions for those who hold licences in other industries
Condominium managers must complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management and the Practice of Condominium Management and the accompanying exams.
To become a condominium manager broker, an individual must have two years of experience as a condominium manager within the last five years, and complete the Condominium Manager Broker Program and the accompanying exam.
Learners are advised to review the list of Recognized Course Providers to find the courses that work best for their individual needs. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.