The Property Management Certification (PMC) is a program for all Licensed Real Estate Professionals who want to learn how to manage residential and commercial rental property.
A certificate and logo will be provided to all members upon successful completion of the program which may be used on business cards, websites, email signatures, blogs, and other promotional materials. C.A.R. Members can change their profiles on car.org to include Property Management Certification.
Attend and complete four (4) courses from the seven (7) courses available:
Courses are available to take in the following formats:
Live Lecture, LearnMyWay
® webinar and Online.
*Note that not all courses are available in all 3 formats.
Courses may be taken in any order. All courses that you have successfully completed within the past twelve (12) months are applicable towards earning the PMC.
**Due to this recent change courses completed January 1, 2013 through current will be accepted for applicants applying in the 2015 calendar year. Completions prior to January 1, 2013 will not be accepted. Applicants just beginning the program in 2015 and beyond will need to strictly adhere to the 12 month time frame.
How you will benefit from completing the PMC program: Upon completion of the program you will know how to establish and build a property management business, select clients, complete forms, review agreements, and remain compliant with Fair Housing, State and Federal Laws and Acts that protect tenants.
Course Details: Courses may be taken in any order.
Course 1 (live lecture, LearnMyWay® and online only) – “Residential Property Management for the Real Estate Licensee” This course will provide you with an understanding about the responsibilities, functions, and skills involved in property management. This course is CalBRE accredited for 4 hours of Consumer Protection when take as a webinar or live lecture course. CalBRE Sponsor No. 0001.To learn more about this course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/propertymanagement/
Course 2 (live lecture, LearnMyWay®, and online only) – “Professional Property Management, Single Family Homes and Two-to-Four Unit Residences” This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the single family rental housing market. Learn the fundamental requirements, responsibilities, procedures, and processes involved when establishing a successful property management business. To learn more about this course, visit
Course 3 (live lecture, LearnMyWay®, and online only) – “Larger Apartment Buildings and Commercial Properties” - This four (4) hour online course is designed to provide real estate professionals a comprehensive overview specific to large apartment and commercial buildings including all facilities and equipment, tenant profiles, agreements, improvements by tenants, specialty properties and policies. Review the many opportunities and challenges that come with managing commercial properties and larger apartment buildings. To learn more about this course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/property-management-course3
Course 4 (live lecture, LearnMyWay® and online only) – “Trust Funds, Fair Housing, and Legal Aspects of Property Management” - This four (4) hour online course will provide real estate professionals with a thorough understanding about the federal and state laws regarding fair housing, delinquency resolution, trust fund handling and other legal issues property managers may experience. Explore the various laws that every property manager and real estate licensee must understand to protecting your life and your business. To learn more about this course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/property-management-course4
Course 5 (live lecture, LearnMyWay® and online only) – “Working with Investors” This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the real estate investment property market from residential income to commercial properties. This course is Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) accredited for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Service, when course is taken live lecture or as LearnMyWay® webinar. CalBRE Sponsor No. 0001. To learn more about this course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/investors
Course 6 (live lecture and LearnMyWay® only) – “Vacation Rental Management” This course is intended to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the legal issues, concepts, strategies, and contracts that are involved in vacation rental management. To learn more about this course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/property-management-course6
Course 7 (live lecture and LearnMyWay® only) - "Selling Apartment Buildings - The Investment Analysis Process" This course will provide licensees with a thorough understanding of the process involved in the physical and financial evaluation of an income property, with the emphasis on apartment buildings. To learn more about this course, visit: http://www.car.org/education/prodev/pmc7/
Who should attend: This course is designed to help any real estate agent or broker establish and build a property management business.
PMC Resources Once you have earned your Property Management Certification, visit the PMC Resource Page to download the PMC logo and news release.