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McGill SCS Professional Development Certificate in Residential and Condominium Property Management

The Professional Development Certificate in Residential and Condominium Property Management is designed to equip property managers, administrators of self-managed condominiums and residential real estate investors with the knowledge and skills required to manage all types of residential properties. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying legal, financial, accounting, and technical frameworks. The program is fully bilingual, with some courses delivered in English and some in French.


Type:   Professional Development Certificate
Courses:   5
Schedule:   Part-time
Time:   Weekday evenings
Delivery:  Virtual
Unit:   Administration & Governance

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Key Features


  • The program covers the knowledge and skills needed to be a vital asset in the condominium and property management field, including residential property finance and accounting, fundamentals of condominium and property law in Quebec, residential property management and administration, and more.
  • Our instructors are industry practitioners and experts in the field.
  • The program is fully bilingual. Some courses are delivered in English and some in French. Course material is provided in both languages for all courses. Learners communicate in class in the language of their choice and can submit assignments in English or French

Who Should Attend

This program is for you if you are a:

  • Property manager working for real estate investors, condominium syndicates, or developers
  • Owner of a property management firm
  • Owner of multiple properties

Learning Outcomes

This program will enable you to:

  • Understand main legal principles and frameworks governing various types of residential properties including rental, co-ownership, and mixed-use properties.
  • Manage all financial and accounting aspects of a residential property and/or condominium (including the contingency fund and the new auto insurance fund) in order to ensure their sustainability.
  • Organize and control the finances of a residential building or a condominium and plan a financial strategy accordingly.
  • Manage emergency situations and claims.
  • Understand the structural elements of a residential building as well as their maintenance and work management.
  • Efficiently manage operations including development of internal policies, procedures, record keeping, and contract management.
  • Manage rentals and relationships with tenants or co-owners.


Required Courses (22 CEUs) :

YCBS 100 Residential Property Finance and Accounting / Finance et comptabilité des propriétés résidentielles (5 CEUs) (EN)
YCBS 102 Fondements du droit de l’immobilier et de la copropriété au Québec / Fundamentals of Condominium & Property Law in Quebec (5 CEUs) (FR)
YCBS 104 Residential Building Systems, and Maintenance Management / Systèmes de bâtiment résidentiel et gestion de l’entretien (4 CEUs) (EN) (3 credits)
YCBS 106 Gestion et administration immobilière résidentielle / Residential Property Management and Administration (4 CEUs) (FR) (3 credits)


YCBS 271 Aspects pratiques de la gestion d’une copropriété / Practical Aspects of Condominium Management (4 CEUs) (FR) (3 credits)

Admission Requirements
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicants between the ages of 18 to 21 must have a minimum of:
    • Applicants who studied in Quebec: DCS, DEC, or the equivalent*
    • Applicants who studied in other Canadian Provinces: 1 year of full-time university studies
    • Applicants who studied outside of Canada: Equivalent* of the 1 year of full-time university studies

To be admitted to a Professional Development Certificate, proof of English proficiency is not required. However, since the language of instruction is English, a good command of English is required in order to perform well in courses and complete the program.

News and Articles
Is a Career in Residential Property Management Right for You?
Newly Revised Residential and Condo Property Management Certificate Program Launched to Reflect New Quebec Realities

Professional Associations
Ordre des administrateurs agréés (AdmA)

The multidisciplinary managers of the Order of the ADMA provide expertise to the management profession.

Condo Conseils Experts
Fédération des copropriétaires
Copropriétaires Québec

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