The CMRAO issues four types of licences :

  • Limited Licence
  • Transitional General Licence
  • General Licence
  • Condominium Management Provider Licence

Each licence has specific qualifications, application requirements, conditions and obligations. Individual condo managers and condo management companies also need a licence.

Some people may be exempt from licensing if they are providing services within the authority of their profession (for example, lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants). Find out more information about those exempt from licensing.

Types of licences

The CMRAO issues three types of licenses depending on your level of experience and education in condo management. The fourth type of licence is for condo management companies.

Notice of Fees

CMRAO’s estimated annual operating budget of $2.4 million will be financed by the fees it collects for licensing condominium managers and condominium management providers (firms). These fees allow CMRAO to run its licensing program, review and set standards, and operate a complaints and inspections program that ensures compliance with the Act.

Education requirements

The  requirements for each licence vary depending on the education that an individual has obtained prior to November 1, 2017.

Licensing exemptions

Some people may be exempt from licensing if they are providing services within the authority of their profession.

Licence renewal

All licences must be renewed annually. The licence year runs from July 1 to June 30, so the deadline to complete the renewal is June 30.

Insurance requirements

Every licensed condo management company, regardless of size, must maintain errors and omissions, as well as fidelity insurance coverage.

Role of a condo manager

Condo corporations may hire a condo manager (or a condo management company) to oversee the corporation’s day-to-day operations. The manager is accountable to the condo corporation.

Obligations of condo managers

The  Condominium Management Services Act, 2015, and its regulations set out obligations and requirements for licensees. Some apply to specific classes of licensees and others to all licensees. A list of these obligations and requirements is provided for reference.