Building Caretaker Certificate

BUILDING CARETAKER CERTIFICATE


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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
  • WHMIS
  • WCB’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • CPR First Aid
  • Resume writing

PREREQUISITES

To register, students must meet all the following requirements:

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum mark 70% on all quizzes and exams

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

Graduates of the program will be qualified to apply for positions as handymen or caretakers in apartment buildings or residential strata corporations.


INSTRUCTOR BIO

Barry Dallas is the Managing Director of Sundown Consulting Services Ltd. He has well over 35 years in the building service industry, and has been performing cleaning audits and teaching since 2000. Barry is also a past president of the British Columbia Contract Cleaning Association and a current member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).


STUDENT FEEDBACK

Excellent course. Very knowledgeable instructor.(December 2016)
Wonderful course – instructor and classmates.(December 2016)
Knowledgeable instructor; fun, informative teaching.
It sure did a world of difference for me becoming self-employed. I’m now one of three handymen working for a property management company. I’m certain that without the accreditation of the Building Caretaker Certification course this would not have been possible.Dan
Registration by phone or in person
Register by phone
604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.