Building Caretaker Certificate

Building Caretaker Certificate

You are welcome to attend a FREE INFORMATION SESSION to speak to an advisor in person.

This theory-based course provides the knowledge required to qualify as a building caretaker of an apartment complex or a residential strata corporation. Topics covered include:

  • Office systems and procedures
  • Facility management – repairing sinks, patching drywall, preventative maintenance
  • Cost control and budgeting
  • Risk management and safety issues – fires, pest control, HVAC, water damage
  • Waste management – recycling, green waste, composts
  • Building service equipment and supplies – cleaning and cleaning contractors
  • Equipment – life cycle, cost analysis
  • Contractors and consultants – how to hire and manage
  • Time management
  • Effective communication skills
  • WCB’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • CPR First Aid
  • Resume writing
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PREREQUISITES – Students should meet the following prerequisites before registering:

  • At least 19 years old
  • Strong English skills – English language assessment is available after the free information sessions


Register Cost Course schedule Course location
Course ID 1600-1
Register online
$425 26-SEP-2017 to 15-NOV-2017
Tue | Wed
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
16 sessions
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway

Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

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