Real Estate Owners Association Managers

Owners Association Managers

“Creating an Owners Associations” seminar delivered by RERA at Gulf Property Show on 25 April 2019

RERA CPD Training for Owners Association Managers – Click here for the schedule!

Under Law 27 of 2017 all Owners Association Managers operating in Bahrain must be licensed by RERA. A transition period will run until 5 January 2019 to allow existing owners association managers to comply with the new regulations and apply for a license.

  • Company or individual Applications: Owners Association Managers can apply for a license either as an individual or as a company.
  • Code of Conduct: Owners Association Managers are obliged to uphold the RERA Code of Conduct.

 To apply for a RERA license:


  • Print out the PDF Application Form, collect all your documents and visit us at RERA (SLRB Building, 10th Floor).

Apply for an Owners Association Manager License as an Individual

Individuals can apply  in person by filling the following forms and accompanying templates and submitting them to RERA.

It is important to read the instructions carefully, to check the list of documents required and to have the documentation ready before commencing the applications process. 

The application process takes approximately five days.


Apply for an Owners Association Manager License as a Company

Companies can apply by filling the following forms and accompanying templates and submitting them to RERA.

It is important to read the instructions carefully, to check the list of documents required and to have the documentation ready before commencing the applications process. 

The application process takes approximately five days. Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be processed.



Ongoing Obligations of Licensed Owners Association Managers

The Ongoing obligations of the licensed Owners Association manager will include the following:

  • Complying with the RERA Code of Conduct – this is set out [here].
  • Carrying out work impartially and honestly.
  • Displaying License details in the office, on letters, business cards etc.
  • An Owners association manager shall not represent a client if he has an interest in the activities of that client that limits the impartiality the owners association manager (see more details in Article 24 of the Resolution.)
  • Periodic reporting – the licensee must provide periodic reports to RERA of details of all contracts relating to Owners Associattion Management. This includes:     
  • names of parties;
  • date and term of contract;
  • nature of service provided;
  • contract price;
  • details of any disclosed conflict of interest.



Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


  • The Certificate in Owners Association Management (M100 – accredited by the American Community Association Institute) RERA will take place from 9 to 14 December 2018 from 2pm to 8pm at BIBF. To register please email  realestate@bibf.com or call BIBF Registration on 17815591. It is a prerequisite to hold a RERA License in order to apply for CPD training courses.
  • The holder of a full RERA Owners Association Manager license must complete the RERA Certificate in Owners Association Management. This course of study plus exam incorporates modules specifically on real estate regulatory requirements in Bahrain.
  • The Holder of a full Property Manager Licence must also hold the additional Owners Association Manager Licence if he/she wishes to provide Owners Association Management services. In such instances he/she must complete the RERA CPD for both disciplines – the Certificate in Property Management and the Certificate in Owners Association Management (accredited by the American Community Association Institute).  
  • Transitional License – Applicants with less than 3 years’ experience must complete the Certificate in Owners Association Management within 12 months of receiving a transition license in order to be eligible to apply for a full license.
  • New Entrants - An applicant with no qualification or relevant experience must complete the Foundation in Owners Association Management and may then apply for a Transitional License and complete the Certificate in Owners Association Management.



Licensed Owners Association Managers

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