Recognized Professional Bodies
One of the criteria for holding a property management practitioner (Tier 1) licence is that the applicant is a member of a professional body recognised by the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) and, where applicable, also a member of the specified class, type, division or pathway, as the case may be, of that professional body. PMSA has recognised the following professional bodies (in alphabetical order). Please click the logo for details of membership information.
Professional bodies recognised by the PMSA before August 2020:
Professional bodies recognised by the PMSA in the second quarter of 2021:
Becoming a Recognized Professional Body
Section 15(2) of the Property Management Services Ordinance (Cap. 626) stipulates that the criteria for holding a property management practitioner (PMP) licence may include criteria relating to an applicant’s academic qualifications, relevant work experience and professional qualifications. One of the criteria for holding a PMP (Tier 1) licence is that the applicant must be a member of a property management related professional body recognised by the PMSA. For an organisation to be recognised, it must meet all of the following criteria:
Any organisation interested in becoming a recognized professional body is required to submit an expression of interest. Thereafter, the organisation will be requested to provide the relevant information for the PMSA to consider, which may include documents and/or data showing that the above criteria have been complied with for a period specified by the PMSA.
Once an organisation has been recognised, its name will be published in the PMSA website. For an organisation to be continuously recognised, it is required to, among other things:
- submit an annual return containing the information specified by the PMSA, which may include changes, if any, to the requirements on the admission of members and statistics on its members’ compliance with its CPD requirements; and
- allow non-member PMP licence holders to take part in the CPD activities which it organises and, if a fee is charged for taking part in the activities, the fee must not be higher than that for its members.