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Important Information to Applicants

The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers is the only organization within the Province of Ontario authorized by the Provincial Government to Certify Property Standards Officers.

This is achieved by successful completion of three components:

• Completing successfully the three OAPSO certification training programs, (Parts 1, 2, & 3),
• Presenting proof to the OAPSO Certification Chair of two years’ experience in the enforcement of a Property Standards By-law
• Submitting the applicable Certification Fee


The certification program is offered yearly at our annual conference and training sessions. Each certification course consists of one week of classroom instruction along with practical exercises and a final examination.


As we are a Provincial Association, the venue for the annual conference and training seminar changes every year.

Accommodation is predominately in a college/university residence setting. The accommodation usually consists of two or more private bedrooms, with a shared bathroom and kitchen area. Each delegate will therefore have their own private room.

As a result of being hosted at different locations each year, the Association, its delegates and guests are required to abide by the rules of the institution.

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