Property Management Services Authority Specified Courses

The Property Management Services Authority Specified Courses are designed for property management practitioners who possess the specified work experience but do not have the required academic and/or professional qualifications to apply for formal property management practitioner licence. They may apply for provisional licence during the three-year transitional period under the property management industry licensing regime, and upon completion of the Specified Course within the validity of the provisional licence, they may then apply for formal licence without the academic and/or professional qualifications required. 

As the three-year transitional period has ended on 31 July 2023, and the Property Management Services Authority will not accept any further application for provisional property management practitioner licence after the transitional period, the four tertiary institutions appointed as course providers will only offer courses according to market demand and fulfillment of suitable application headcount.

Moreover, Specified Courses (Tier 1) and (Tier 2) each take at least 9 and 6 months to complete all lectures, assessment activities and issuance of graduation certificates. Provisional property management practitioner licence holders who have yet to enroll in Specified Courses should make arrangements in choosing an appropriate course provider soonest possible so as to ensure completion of the Course within the validity of the provisional licence, such that they have met the requirement for application of formal property management practitioner licence and can apply immediately.

Specified Courses are on the list of Reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).  Students may apply for the CEF to subsidise the course fee upon completion of the course and fulfilling the specified attendance and assessment requirements.

Course syllabus


Property Management Services Authority Specified Course (Tier 1) Property Management Services Authority Specified Course (Tier 2)
Course syllabus and contact time Module I: Laws of Property Management and Code of Practices

- Property Management Services Ordinance

- Building Management Ordinance

- Ordinances on government / public organisations in relation to property

- Legal Services

- Codes of Conduct

- Occupational Safety
At least 36 hours At least 20 hours
Module II: Knowledge of Property Management

- Deed of Mutual Covenants

- Duties and Responsibilities of Property Owners

- Voting and Resolution in Meetings of Owners’ Corporation

- Tendering and Contract Management

- Facility Management

- Application of Information Technology

- Risk Management

- Property Insurance
At least 36 hours At least 20 hours
Module III: Building Maintenance and Optimisation

- Building Inspection

- Building Defects

- Building Repair and Maintenance

- Building Orders

- Building Works and Public Safety

- Environmental Protection

- Tree Management
At least 24 hours At least 30 hours
Module IV: Management and Communication Skills

- Accounting and Financial Management

- Procurement Management

- Human Resources Management

- Customer Relationship Management
At least 24 hours At least 10 hours
Total Contact Time At least 120 hours At least 80 hours
Study Period 5 to 9 months 3 to 9 months
Course Fee Caps HK$20,000 HK$12,800
Enrolment Cap 60 students in each class
Award Level Certificate
Admission Requirement Priority is given to provisional licence holders
Medium of Instruction Cantonese 
(Professional terminology and legal terms are in both Chinese and English)
Course Assessment - Students are required to attend 80% of classes of each module.

- Students are required to complete all assessments in each module and achieve 50% of the total possible marks in all assessments, or the percentage required by the course provider (whichever is higher).

​​​​​​​- Assessment methods include written tests, individual assignments, short essays, case studies, group projects, etc. Written tests should account for 15% – 25% of the total assessment activities.

Course arrangement

The latest arrangements regarding offering of the Property Management Services Authority Specified Courses by the four tertiary institutions in 2024 are listed below for property management practitioners to plan and make arrangements soonest possible based on their personal circumstances (As of 6 May 2024). Due to course restructuring at the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE), City University of Hong Kong, Specified Courses (Tier 1) and (Tier 2) will no longer be offered by SCOPE from 1 April 2024 onwards. The Property Management Services Authority will continue to work closely with the other three Specified Courses course providers in order to ensure sufficient school places in the market in regard to the needs of the industry.
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Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Vocational Training Council
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(Enquiry: 2708 5325 / 2708 5367 / hwba@vtc.edu.hk

PMSA Specified Course Start Date Start Date for Application Closing Date for Application Quota per Class Remaining Quota
Tier 1 21 February Application closed
November TBC 1 week before class starts 25 25
Tier 2 27 February Application closed
September TBC 1 week before class starts 25 25



Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Metropolitan University
​​​​​​​(Enquiry: 3120 9954 / lipace_dcca_pt@hkmu.edu.hk

PMSA Specified Course Start Date Start Date for Application Closing Date for Application Quota per Class Remaining Quota
Tier 1 22 January Application closed
3 June Full
4 November June 2 weeks before class starts 50 50
Tier 2 23 January Application closed
4 June Open for application 21 May 40 10
5 November June 2 weeks before class starts 30 30


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School of Professional Education and Executive Development The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
​​​​​​​(Enquiry: 3746 0360 / 3746 0020 / 3746 0011 / ceo@speed polyu.edu.hk

PMSA Specified Course Start Date Start Date for Application Closing Date for Application Quota per Class Remaining Quota
Tier 1 23 April Application closed
October August 3 weeks before class starts 60 60
Tier 2 24 April Application closed
October August 3 weeks before class starts 60 60


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School of Continuing and Professional Education City University of Hong Kong
​​​​​​​(Enquiry: 3442 2195 / cpmpp1@scope.edu / cpmpp2@scope.edu

PMSA Specified Course Start Date Start Date for Application Closing Date for Application Quota per Class Remaining Quota
Tier 1 9 January Application closed
11 March Application closed
Tier 2 22 January Application closed

The City University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and Professional Education has ceased offering specified courses since April 1st of this year due to a comprehensive restructuring of its curriculum in collaboration.