Real Property Administrator

The RPA® designation program serves the educational needs of both third-party property managers and corporate property managers. By familiarizing you with the many aspects of operating a commercial building, the RPA® designation program helps you integrate these issues into the broader task of property management. You’ll gain the insight and knowledge necessary to analyze a building in its entirety.

The RPA® program teaches you to maximize a building’s net income while minimizing risks, thereby enhancing your standing in the industry and positioning you for long-term success.

A Pathway to Earn Your Credential

Within the RPA ® Designation program there are two certificates that students can enrol in on their way to getting a designation: PAC and PMFP. To achieve your RPA ®, you must achieve a grade of 70% or greater on each of the eight courses. Students are encouraged to enrol in a certificate program to start establishing their credentials.

Required Courses:

Budgeting & Accounting

Environmental Health & Safety Issues

Ethics is Good Business®, Short Course

Law & Risk Management

Real Estate Investment & Finance

Design, Operation & Maintenance, I

Design, Operation & Maintenance, II

Elective Courses (choose one)

Asset Management

Leasing & Marketing

Managing the Organization

Experience Requirement

You can begin pursuing your RPA® at any time during your career. Before you are awarded the RPA® Designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable property management experience. The criteria are outlined in the RPA®  Experience Form. This form may be submitted at any time following enrolment.

Prior Education

For those who have prior education in an area that overlaps with the RPA, you may be eligible to receive credit for one or more courses. To review the requirements please refer to the Administrative Competency Chart in the RPA Competency Credits form below, which outlines what is eligible and how you go about applying to get credit for a course.