Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence.
The Minister of Government and Consumer Services (the “Minister”) recently designated the education and examination requirements for applicants for a general licence. Applicants who prior to November 1, 2017, have less than 5 years experience providing condominium management services are required to take and successfully complete the following courses developed by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (“ACMO”):
- Condominium Law
- Physical Building Management
- Financial Planning for Condominium Managers
- Condominium Administration and Human Relations.
Applicants who prior to November 1, 2017, have more than 5 years experience providing condominium management services are required to either successfully complete the above courses or a challenge examination developed and administered by ACMO.
However, as set out in Ontario Regulation 123/17, applicants who hold a deemed transitional general licence and before November 1, 2017 have successfully completed ACMO’s Registered Condominium Manager examination are exempt from the above educational requirements.
The Registrar also has the authority to recognize the prior successful completion of other courses, training programs, internships, exams and prior work experience as equivalent to completing some or all of the above education requirements.
The Minister also authorized colleges of applied arts and technology to provide the above courses, as well as any condominium management provider authorized by ACMO to offer those courses to that provider’s employees.