Distance Learning

Effective October 1, 2015 – All new students enrolling into the Property Management Course with the intent of earning the IHM's designation,, it is now a prerequisite that you take and complete the Property & Building Administration course prior to taking the other core courses.  Those enrolling in individual courses for skills updating/improvement are exempt from this requirement provided they can demonstrate familiarity with the material covered in the Property & Building Administration course.

The five compulsory and one elective course are available through the distance learning alternative. Elective courses are widely available from all Ontario community colleges and universities and are, therefore, not currently offered through the Institute's distance learning program.

To enroll in the program, please review the Student Guideline, complete the application form below and mail it, along with your payment, to the Institute's office. You will receive your instructional materials within a couple of weeks.

With distance education, you can learn largely at your own pace, with a deadline of six months to complete each individual course. You will be assigned a distance learning instructor to whom you are required to submit chapter reviews, case studies and a final exam. You will be notified by mail of your final grade. Then, you're ready to move on to the next subject!

In this way, you can complete your certificate program and, if you are pursuing accreditation and meet the experience requirements, qualify for accreditation and become entitled to use the Institute's designation, AIHM.

Please note that you must be employed in housing management at the time you enroll in a course.  Students who are not seeking accreditation may take individual courses for skills updating/improvement; there is no requirement that they take all five courses.

IHM COURSE REGISTRATION POLICY (PDF)

The Institute's certificate program leading to accreditation consists of five compulsory courses, and one elective. For each course, students are expected to submit chapter reviews and assignments and pass a final examination. The compulsory courses are:

1. Property and Building Administration
This course is designed to provide insight into the functions of management in the administration of large buildings and complexes. Topics will include the Residential Tenancies Act, lease negotiation, rent geared to income, breach of contract procedures, collection procedures, insurance and liability, management information systems, building start-up and take over and marketing/advertising of rental units.

2. Building Maintenance for Property Managers
Prerequisite - Property & Building Administration

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of maintenance management services, for those involved in the property management sector or a related field. It will give a general overview of management systems, such as the principles of residential construction, building science(s), specification writing, management's responsibility for the management of life safety systems, contract management, and the impact of the Construction Lien Act.

3. Strategic and Financial Planning for Property Managers
Prerequisite - Property & Building Administration
This course is designed to provide a complete review of the accounting process and principles, the managerial use of accounting and financial statements and their analysis, and budget preparation procedures for property managers. In addition, the techniques and approaches for establishing and organizing objectives and implementing strategies will be discussed.

* IHM encourages students with little to no accounting knowledge to take a basic financial accounting course prior to taking the IHM Strategic and Financial Planning course. This accounting course would be considered as an elective!

4. Human Relations for Property Managers
Prerequisite - Property & Building Administration
Property Managers must develop the analytical and behavioural skills related to supervision of employees. In addition, they must also interact with tenants, owners, sub-contractors and the general public. Topics will include decision making, leadership, delegation, team building, motivation, counselling and coaching, evaluation, discipline, personnel procedures, recruitment, public relations, client/tenant services, owner/board liaison and business ethics.

5. Tenancy Law in Ontario
Prerequisite - Property & Building Administration
The intent of this course is to introduce the student to the law of residential tenancies governing landlords and tenants in Ontario. The course is designed to give the student a firm understanding of the basic legal principles articulated in the legislation. It will also focus on the practice and procedures at the Landlord and Tenant Board. The student will gain practical hands-on experience ranging from filing and serving legal documents to advocacy skills.

Electives
To request consideration or an exemption for an elective, please provide details with your request. Items required: a course outline, proof of completion, proof of mark or transcript (if applicable) and information as to the length of time that the course runs. The review fee for non members of the Institute is $35.00 plus HST - payable by cheque, money order or credit card.

Courses to be considered must be a minimum of 30 hours in duration. Two or more courses may be combined to count as one elective.

Click here and review the Student Guideline for the Distance Learning process.

Click here for samples of approved electives

Click here for Elective Exemption/Program Completion Certificate Checklist

Fees

Please consider becoming a Candidate member to receive the members discount on all distance learning courses.

For more information click here

Course Title
IHM MEMBERS
NON-MEMBERS
Distance Learning Course
(includes manual)
Manual Only
Distance Learning Course
(includes manual)
Manual Only
"Human Relations for Property Managers"
$450
$200
$600
$225
"Property & Building Administration"
$450
$200
$600
$225
"Strategic & Financial Planning for Property Managers"
$450
$200
$600
$225
"Building Maintenance for Property Managers"
$450
$200
$600
$225
"Tenancy Law in Ontario"
$450
$200
$600
$225
Set of 5 Manuals (1 of each title)
$600
$675
*ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO TAX

Please read the IHM Academic Integrity Policy.


How to Register
To register, you can either use our secure online server or simply download the printable Registration Form (PDF Format), fill it out completely and mail or fax your completed registration to the address/fax number indicated on the form.

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