2023 OAPSO Annual Training Seminar and Conference Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., London, Ontario

Certified Property Standards Officer Training Program May 29th to June 2nd, 2023

Note: Application and payment must be received prior to April 1/2023

Please note: Refunds requested in writing 14 days prior to are subject to a 20% administration fee.

Important Information to Applicants

This page forms part of the OAPSO Annual Training Session application and is to be signed and submitted along with page one of this application.

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.


The Members of the ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF PROPERTY STANDARDS OFFICERS (OAPSO) accept this Code as a desirable method of achieving increased professional status for the Association. This Code is based on principles that the Members accept as necessary for maintaining high standards of behavior to which the membership adheres. This Code will be applied, under stated guidelines, to ensure the protection of the rights of any member of the Association and other individuals attending or participating in Association sanctioned activities or events and those uthorized to use the designation C.P.S.O. or C.P.S.O.(A), whose conduct allegedly violates said Code.

(a) No Member of the Association shall conduct themselves in a manner as to bring discredit and/or embarrassment to themselves or any other Member or the Association. This shall include violations of any code of conduct for any facility being used by the Association and may include, but is not limited to, the commission of a criminal offence.

(b)No Member of the Association shall commit any offence or serious misconduct pertaining to property and/or funds of any branch of their employer.

(c) No Member of the Association shall be guilty of serious and improper action in the performance of his or her duties that may bring discredit and/or embarrassment to other Members.

(d) No Member of the Association shall participate directly in any political activity which would impair the Member’s impartiality in the performance of his or her respective duties.

(e) No Member of the Association shall disclose to others or use to further his or her personal interest, confidential information acquired in the course of his or her official duties

(f) No Member of the Association shall hold an investment directly or indirectly in any commercial enterprise or engage in any private transaction which creates a conflict with his or her official duties.

(g) No Member of the Association shall engage in, solicit, negotiate for or promise to accept private employment or render his or her services for private interests or conduct a private business when such employment, service or business creates a conflict with or impairs proper discharge of his or her official