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Manage spaces efficiently with a Facility and Property Management certificate

Every business or organization needs someone to take care of their property to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Wondering how to become a property manager? The Chang School Certificate in Facility and Property Management will help you become a trained building management professional and find success in this growing field.

There are a wide variety of opportunities for maintenance management professionals in both the public and private sectors. You can manage courthouses, government buildings, or hospitals, or work for a college or university. You could also oversee properties that belong to tech companies, hotels and resorts, legal firms, and retail companies. The opportunities are endless.

Our certificate is taught by instructors with professional facility and property experience who can share real-world situations and examples to enrich your learning. We have also set up the certificate so you can curate your online property management courses and complete them in any order you choose, and tailor your education to the specific facility and property management career you want.

This certificate will give you the core skills and property manager qualifications you need to pursue your first role in the sector. Already working in facility and property management and looking to upskill? If you have a specific opportunity or promotion in mind, you can hand-pick courses that will help you gain that specialized knowledge and experience to take the next step in your career.

The industry needs more skilled facility and property managers now. Why not start your property management certification and join them?


Who should take this Facility and Property Management certificate?

  • You’re a professional working in a related field such as architecture or engineering, or a building trade, and want to move into the facility or property management profession
  • You’re interested in a career change and need a foundation to get into the facility or property management profession
  • You’re an office manager, building coordinator, technician, leasing manager, or custodian who wants to move up the ladder in your current organization
  • You’re a facility or property manager in a small organization who wants a designation that will help you transition your career into larger portfolios

What will you learn while taking the Facility and Property Management certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage the staff and contractors required to deliver services, including procuring and hiring them
  • Understand your legal responsibilities and the risks, regulations, and laws that apply in facilities
  • Manage your organization’s space, including planning office space and managing moves, relocations, and minor construction
  • Recognize the impact of facilities on the environment and how to reduce that impact through sustainable initiatives
  • Understand the systems and basic technical and operational principles involved with managing a building
  • Work with other fields and departments to deliver your responsibilities and provide guidance to others related to your field of expertise

Certificate Requirements

  • 6 required courses
    • 2 19.5-hour courses are considered equivalent to one 39-hour course
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Successful completion of a minimum of two-year post-secondary program


  • Mature student status with related professional experience and education

If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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2 19.5-hour courses may be completed as the equivalent of 1 39-hour course.