The RCM designation is NOT the General Licence, which is issued by the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO). While some of the criteria are similar for obtaining the General Licence and the RCM, the RCM is a voluntary designation created with an industry standard meant to set RCMs apart from other condominium managers.
To become an RCM, you must:
Have written and passed a Challenge Exam for each of the four areas listed above (in place of completing the course)
There are no exemptions granted for educational courses completed that are not ACMO courses.
If an applicant fails the RCM exam, they are permitted two rewrites.
Having obtained the RCM designation, the member must complete 20 Continuing Education points per year and maintain a valid General License issued by CMRAO. In becoming an RCM, the member also agrees to be governed by the ACMO Code of Professional Ethics. Members have full recourse to the complaints resolution procedure which accompanies the Code.
All applicants are required to pay applicable course, exam and membership fees.
Please be advised that the requirements to earn an RCM may change from time to time. It is the responsibility of the candidate to check this page, and the RCM Designation Application for the latest requirements. The requirements that will apply to a candidate’s RCM Designation application are the ones in force at the time of the submission of the application.