Course Description

The Practice of Property Management course equips aspiring professionals with essential knowledge and skills crucial for a successful career in property management. This comprehensive course highlights the multifaceted nature of property management, emphasizing the need for proficiency in areas like leasing strategies, marketing tactics, financial acumen, and fundamental property valuation skills. Learners examine the property manager’s role and explore the tools, competencies, and legal frameworks that impact the effective management of diverse property portfolios. The course is designed to meet the dynamic needs of property managers, tenants, and landlords in contemporary markets.

Key topics also covered include leasing best practices, tenant selection criteria, pertinent legislative considerations, efficient property operations, residential tenancy management, and trust accounting principles. By the end of this course, learners will be well-prepared for a career in property management and to successfully complete the RECA licensing exam. 

Real Estate Licensing Eligibility:

Learners wanting to become licensed in real estate in Alberta, must first meet the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) eligibility requirements and create a myRECA account. Visit the RECA's Getting Licensed information page for more details.

  1. First create a RECA Account here and obtain RECA CON ID.
  2. Enroll with Bow Valley College in the courses you would like to take.
  3. Check your email for confirmation and information on how to access your course.

Learners must meet the RECA Eligibility requirements if they wish to use this course for licensing purposes. Learners will need to successfully complete a RECA examination to become licensed.


Course Features

Have you completed RELE9101 Fundamentals of Real Estate and your licensing exam and are ready for more? This course offers those interested in Property Management a detailed dive into the tools, competencies, and expertise needed to excel in the practice of Property Management

  • Pre-requisites: RELE9101 Fundamentals of Real Estate (or completion of the Fundamentals of Real Estate course at another institution). Verification will be required.
  • Course Delivery: Self-paced online study with access to support from industry experts.
  • Course Schedule: Six months to complete the course. A recommended 15-week course is provided in the course outline.
  • Course length: 80-110 hours based on learners' existing knowledge, experience in the industry, and active engagement with learner supports.
  • Course fees: $650
  • Completion Requirements: A minimum of 70% is required to pass the course.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Accreditation: Officially recognized by RECA as an approved course
  • Validity: 3 months to write RECA’s pre-licensing exam upon completing this course

RECA Licensing Exam:

Learners must meet the RECA Eligibility requirements and successfully pass this course. Learners will need to successfully complete RECA examination to become licensed.

  • Exam: Administered by RECA. See RECA’s Exam Guide to learn more.
  • Exam Length: 3 hours
  • Exam attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 70%

Course Offerings


Any-time Online

A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Start/End Date

May 8, 2024 - Nov 8, 2024

Hours

80

Price

$650.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Jun 12, 2024 - Dec 12, 2024

Hours

80

Price

$650.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Jul 10, 2024 - Jan 10, 2025

Hours

80

Price

$650.00 CAD

Start/End Date

Aug 14, 2024 - Feb 14, 2025

Hours

80

Price

$650.00 CAD

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