RCM Requirements & Application


The Registered Condominium Manager (RCM®) designation is the industry’s leading professional designation, established more than 35 years ago. The RCM is NOT the same as a General Licence, which is issued by the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO). While some of the General Licence and RCM criteria are similar, the RCM is a voluntary professional designation which exceeds minimum licensing requirements and represents the gold standard in condominium management. There are two pathways to becoming an RCM:

Traditional RCM Pathway (In effect until February, 2024)

For those who completed the four ACMO condominium management courses prior to October 31st, 2022, you must meet the following criteria:

RCM Designation Application Form

Email the completed RCM Designation Application Form and supporting documentation to info@acmo.org, noting “RCM Application” in the subject line.

Please note:

New RCM Pathway (Effective January 1, 2023)

In 2023 ACMO introduced new RCM requirements to better align with the CMRAO’s Condominium Management Certificate Program and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program. For more information on the evolution of the RCM requirements follow this link. Those wishing to achieve their RCM under these new requirements must meet the following criteria:

Introduced last fall, ACMO Certificate Program is a series of advanced online seminars covering various condominium management topics managers need to stay current and build their knowledge base. The course topics align with the CMRAO Competency Profile and are taught by subject matter experts, and consist of pre-reading materials, an engaging 3-hour online class, and a short knowledge assessment. 

Completing these certificate courses is a great way for existing RCMs to build their expertise while fulfilling their annual continuing education requirements since each certificate course provides a full 5 CPE credits - half the credits required for General Licence renewal!

Recognizing that managers face increasing licensing costs, certificate courses are made available to ACMO members at a significant discount, and we will be designating one course that is offered to members at no cost each year. In addition, ACMO will also continue delivering several free webinars each year.

New RCM Designation Application Form

Email completed New RCM Designation Application Form and supporting documentation to info@acmo.org, noting “RCM Application” in the subject line.