Practice of Property Management

Practice of Property Management

Preparation for your license to become a property management associate in Alberta.

Practice of Property Management is the final course required to refine skills, advance understanding of the industry and prepare you for the RECA license exam to become a property management associate in Alberta.

Delivery format: Online, self-directed modules


  • 60-110 hours based on learners’ existing knowledge, experience in the industry, and active engagement with learner supports
  • Learners have a maximum of 6 months to complete the self-paced course (expect to spend at least 5 hours per week working through the 11 course units).

This course will solidify your understanding of the required competencies and skills required of property manager associates by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). The Practice of Property Management builds upon the learning from the Fundamentals of Real Estate. Together, these courses make up the pre-licensing education requirements for authorization as a licensed property manager associate in Alberta. As an exam prep course, this course condenses the content included on the Property Management Associate Licensing Exam into a self-directed learning format complete with knowledge checks to test your retention and understanding. Each course unit covers in-depth topics that meet the competencies required for pre-licensing education set by RECA. Once enrolled, learners will have 6 months to complete the course at their own pace.

The learning experience includes:

  • Flexible, self-paced modules that integrate comprehensive written content with real-life case studies based on RECA-defined learning outcomes and property manager associate competencies.
  • Access to digital course materials for up to one year for continuous reference while employed as a licensed industry professional.
  • Engagement with a network of co-learners, companies, partners, and fellow Haskayne School of Business alumni across the Alberta real estate community.
  • Introduction to a variety of exclusive industry and academic engagement events through the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Real Estate or approval from RECA for direct entry

Learners can advance at their own pace; however, they can expect to invest at least 5 hours per week reviewing content and completing knowledge checks.

Investment: $699 per participant 

This investment includes: 

  • Eleven online units
  • Access to self-paced, digital course content, case studies, and knowledge checks (for up to one year) based on RECA-defined learning outcomes and property manager associate competencies
  • Interactive support from industry partners and subject matter experts
  • Timely assistance for any technical or program coordination questions
  • Certificate of completion from the Haskayne School of Business and REDI Canada

Are you a UCalgary alumni? You’re eligible for a 10% registration discount.

The course outline provides a full list of learning outcomes that correlate to the essential competency domains that RECA has defined for Property Manager Associates:

  1. Professional Relationships and Conduct
  2. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Administration and Management
  4. Research and Marketing

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  • Achieve competencies outlined by RECA for Property Manager Associates.
  • Strengthen foundation of essential knowledge from Fundamentals level by applying learning to case studies and activities
  • Attain a certificate of course completion from REDI Canada and Haskayne School of Business the highest-respected business school among the Alberta real estate industry

The property management industry is regulated and licensed in Alberta by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). Individuals seeking to enter the industry must start by reviewing RECA’s licensing process.

After completing the Fundamentals of Real Estate (FRE) course and corresponding RECA exam, learners can proceed to the Practice of Property Management (PPM) course. This course and corresponding RECA exam is the last pre-licensing education requirement to become a Property Management Associate.

Learners seeking to achieve the broker or associate broker level education requirements are required to complete this course, as well as three other practice level courses, and a broker level course.

Learn more about the real estate industry and RECA’s licensing processes here

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These courses are developed in partnership by the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies and the Real Estate Development Institute (REDI) and are delivered by Haskayne Executive Education.

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