Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Throughout the year PAMA presents a variety of full/half day Luncheons and other education seminars.
These are posted in the list or calendar under the Events tab. PAMA email broadcasts updates and notices of upcoming seminars to members and other industry professionals who have requested to be included. If you would like to receive updates from PAMA, please login and check your Personal Settings under Member Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Calendar of Events | Vancouver
Langara College – Advanced Strata Management Course
The next Advanced Strata Management course is scheduled to start March 8, 2019, will be in class and offered online through Zoom, and will run for 10 classes. Classes will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
This is an applied course for licensees who have less than three years’ experience and a refresher course for those who have been licensed longer. In this class, you will develop hands-on knowledge and skills for problem solving as related to Strata management. You will also acquire a deeper understanding of how to handle everyday challenges pertaining to statutory compliance, annual general meetings, council meetings, mixed-use stratas, budget preparation, financial reserves, building maintenance, insurance claims and time management.
Sign up now on the Langara website: https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/real-estate/courses.html
RE-LICENSING EDUCATION PROGRAM (REP)
Relicensing Education has changed
January 2018, the Real Estate Council of bc introduced updated Legal Update courses that are comprised of an online, self-paced learning component and a one-day classroom component.
Licensees must complete both components of the Legal Update course before they can apply to renew their licence.
The online component of the course is self-paced. You will have two weeks from the time of registration to complete the online component. There are quizzes and evaluations throughout to ensure that you thoroughly understand the material before going on to a new section. In most cases, it will likely take a total of 5-6 hours to complete the online component of the course.
The Council strongly recommends that you register for the Legal Update course at least 8 weeks in advance of your licence expiry date, to ensure that you have ample time to complete the course and submit your licence renewal application.
Learn more about:
For upcoming classes please see the Events page here.
PAMA also continues to offer two of the original approved courses (see list below), on-line only, through UBC Sauder School of Business. These are not valid for re-licensing but still qualify for Real Estate Board PDP:
All PAMA REP courses are also approved for 6 credits each for Real Estate Board PDP
Please note: Agency for Property Managers course is intended for all Property Managers - Commercial, Residential Rental and Strata.
2018/9 Real Estate E&O Insurance Legal Update course for Rental Managers is applicable for both Residential and Commercial managers.
Click here for information and to register for on-line Courses
Detailed information about REP requirements is available at the Real Estate Council web site
PAMA Certificate Course Rental Building Management
This series of three full day courses is presented by Mr. Al Kemp, former CEO of the Rental Owners and Managers Society of BC. Al is known and respected for his extensive knowledge of the residential tenancy industry. A major contributor to the current Residential and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Acts Al maintains ongoing working relationships with the Residential Tenancy Branch. Al provides information, education, advice and assistance to rental property management and ownership companies who are rental housing providers. Al is also Executive Director of the Manufactured Home Park Owners Alliance of BC.
Designed for both new and experienced property managers and on-site managers, this comprehensive,
interactive course covers critical areas under the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations - Tenant Screening and Tenancy Agreements.
- Understand the importance of rental applications and applicant interviews
- Learn the four step process for obtaining and verifying applicant information
- Understand the legal and practical requirements for tenancy agreements and their importance as the contract between landlords and tenants
- Become familiar with mandatory government forms and the value of other important forms
Designed for both new and experienced property managers and on-site managers, this comprehensive, interactive course is a practical exploration of the intent and important content of legislative requirements. In the context of day to day operation, participants will explore the practical application of:
- The Residential Tenancy Act
- The Guide Dog and Service Dog Act (2016)
- Residential Tenancy Branch Policy Guidelines
- The Strata Property Act
- The Residential Tenancy Regulation
- The Personal Information Protection Act
- Residential Tenancy Branch Policy Guidelines
- The Human Rights Code
Designed for property managers or on-site managers responsible for handling dispute resolution hearings, this comprehensive, interactive course is based on the principle that success comes 80% from preparation, 20% from presentation. Participants will:
- learn or expand their knowledge in how to prepare for a dispute resolution hearing
- learn techniques for successful presentation
- participate in a mock dispute resolution hearing
- understand how to enforce an Order of Possession
- understand the options of how to enforce a Monetary Order
Langara College | Advanced Strata Management Course
This is an applied course for working strata managers. You will develop hands-on knowledge and skills for problem solving.
You will also acquire a deeper understanding of how to handle everyday challenges pertaining to statutory compliance, annual general meetings, council meetings, mixed-use stratas, budget preparation, financial reserves, building maintenance, insurance claims, and time management. Prerequisites: A current strata management licence or permission from the instructor.
PROP 1043 LANGARA Advanced Strata Management Course
This applied course is designed for working strata managers. You will develop “handson” knowledge and skills for problem solving. You will also acquire a deeper understanding of how to handle everyday challenges pertaining to statutory compliance, annual general meetings, council meetings, mixed-use stratas, budget preparation, financial reserves, building maintenance, insurance claims, and time management.
Prerequisite: A current strata management license
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Vancouver Community College |Building Manager Certificate
Building management is a growing industry throughout British Columbia and there is an increasing need for well-trained managers for residential, commercial, and industrial complexes. VCC’s Building Manager Certificate is designed to provide a strong foundation for students who wish to begin a career in this competitive field, or to improve the skills of current caretakers/managers.
This program provides training in key areas of building management and leadership including landlord-tenant law, basic building maintenance, fire safety and security, relevant office forms, and record keeping. Additional topics explored include goal setting, problem solving techniques, staff supervision, and tenant/owner relations. Program graduates will be prepared to work as on-site apartment building managers or to function as building service supervisors in hospitals, schools, and commercial buildings.
Click here to learn more about the program.