Much of the work of a property manager revolves around ensuring that properties are well-maintained, have an appealing appearance, and preserve their value. These positions are often available to applicants with only a high school diploma, though individuals who'd like to enter this career field might consider earning a property maintenance certificate.
Students in a certificate program in property maintenance learn how to maintain residential and commercial properties by performing routine maintenance to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Programs typically offer basic communication and customer service training. Coursework may also cover fire and building safety codes and regulations.
Programs require a high school diploma or its equivalent for admission.
Property Maintenance Certification
Property maintenance programs cover building-related technical topics and other management aspects. The following list exemplifies courses offered in property maintenance certificate programs:
- Apartment management
- Tenant relations
- Local laws and regulations
- Basic property repair
Employment Outlook and Salary Info
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov) expected employment of property, real estate, and community association managers to grow 8% over the 2014-2024 period. In May 2015, the median salary of property, real estate, and community association managers was reported as $55,380 per year.
Property maintenance certificate programs provide aspiring property managers with the experience they need to enter the industry. Courses include apartment management, basic property repair, finance, accounting and tenant relations.