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Every organization leases or owns their real estate and needs someone with the right training and background to manage this important asset for them. This fully online certificate will help set you up for career success in this in-demand profession. It combines direct facility and property management skills with the broader business and management knowledge needed to thrive in the profession. Facility and property managers provide productive, safe, and comfortable work environments for their organization’s employees. Equip yourself with the most important skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding career in facility and property management.

Industry and Careers

This certificate can lead to public sector career paths in:

  • Courthouses
  • Federal or provincial government
  • Hospitals
  • Municipalities
  • School boards
  • Universities or colleges

In the private sector, you could work for:

  • Charities
  • High-tech companies
  • Hotels or resorts
  • Insurance companies
  • Legal firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Retail companies

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Professionals working in a related field such as architecture, engineering, or a building trade and want to move into the facility or property management profession
  • Individuals interested in a career change and need a foundation to get into the facility or property management profession
  • Office managers, building coordinators, technicians, leasing managers, custodians/janitors, and others who want to move up the ladder in their existing organizations
  • Existing facility and property managers in small organizations who want a designation that will help them transition their career into larger portfolios
  • Individuals interested in a career change and need a foundation to get into the facility or property management profession

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will able 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
    • Two 19.5-hour courses are considered equivalent to one 39-hour course
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


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


  • Mature student status with related professional experience and education

Awards and Financial Aid


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the certificate?

Certificate completion will depend on how many classes you take each term and when those classes are available. Review the course delivery schedule to get a better idea of how long it might take you to complete the program.

Do I have to register for the Certificate in Facility and Property Management before I take a course?

No, you can enrol in courses right away. However, please note that if you plan to pursue the full certificate, you must register for the certificate before you complete 50 percent of the requirements.

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