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Prior learning exemption exam


While developing The Co-op Difference we consulted with co-op managers across the country. We heard overwhelmingly that managers wanted recognition for their years of experience and expertise in co-op housing. To give you credit for your prior experience, CHF Canada is offering experienced co-op managers the option of taking a Prior Learning Exemption Exam instead of the complete course. The exemption exam is made up of the final exams from all five modules, but no course material is provided. To pass the exemption exam you must score at least 80% on the final exam of each module. There is a $100 fee for registering for the Prior Learning Exemption Exam. If you struggle with the final exams for just one or two modules, you can purchase just the modules (with course material) you need to work on for a fee of $150 per module and retake the final exam. If you fail the final exams of four or more modules, you can purchase entire The Co-op Difference course for a fee of $500 and retake all the final exams. When you pass the final exam for all five modules, CHF Canada will consider that you have successfully completed The Co-op Difference course and provide you with a certificate of successful completion. The Institute of Housing Management (IHM) will consider passing the exemption exam as a half credit towards its Property Management Certificate - because there is no course material component. In comparison, participants successfully completing the entire The Co-op Difference with course material will receive a full credit towards IHMs Property Management Certificate. To be eligible to take the Prior Learning Exemption Exam, you must have worked as a housing co-op manager for at least three of the past five years. To apply to take the Prior Learning Exemption Exam, fill out the form below and email it to the Online Learning Administrator at elearning@chfcanada.coop.

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Application for The Co-op Difference: Online Training in Co-op Housing Management Recognition of Prior Learning Exemption Exam
The Prior Learning Exemption Exam for The Co-op Difference is made up of the final exams of all five modules. To pass the exemption exam, you must receive a grade of 80% or higher on all five exams. If you fail the final exam for one of the modules, you can register for that module through the Course Catalogue. No course materials are provided for the exemption exam. Please note: The exemption exam is only available to users who have worked at least three of the last five years as a co-operative housing manager or in an equivalent position. You will not be able to register for the exemption exam until your complete application has been approved by CHF Canada. General Information: (All fields must be completed unless noted) First name: Username:
(please leave blank if you have not already created an account for CHF Canadas Online Learning Management System)

Last name:

Street address: City/Town: Telephone: Province: Email: Postal Code:

Application for The Co-op Difference: Online Training in Co-op Housing Management Recognition of Prior Learning Exemption Exam

Employment experience Please provide information on all relevant positions that bring you to a total of three years of co-op housing management experience over the past five years. Please note, CHF Canada may contact any or all of your listed employers to verify that you qualify for exemption. Please include the name and contact number of your current supervisor or President of the co-op if applicable. If you need more space to list relevant co-op employers or positions please detail that experience in the body of your email to the Online Learning Administrator: 1. Employer co-ops name: City/Town: Job title: Start date (mm/yyyy): Name of Supervisor or President of Co-op: Telephone number: 2. Employer co-ops name: City/Town: Job title: Start date (mm/yyyy): Name of Supervisor or President of Co-op: Telephone number: 3. Employer co-ops name: City/Town: Job title: Start date (mm/yyyy): Name of Supervisor or President of Co-op: Telephone number: 3 End date (mm/yyyy): Province: End date (mm/yyyy): Province: End date (mm/yyyy): Province:

Application for The Co-op Difference: Online Training in Co-op Housing Management Recognition of Prior Learning Exemption Exam

By checking here I certify all of the above information to be true and give CHF Canada permission to contact the listed employer co-ops to verify that I qualify for the exemption exam. Date: (dd/mm/yyyy) Please save a copy of this completed PDF form to your computer and send it as an e-mail attachment to the Online Learning Administrator at elearning@chfcanada.coop. Please include in the subject line of the e-mail: Application for The Co-op Difference Exemption Exam. Please allow five to ten business days for your application to be processed. Thank you for your interest in The Co-op Difference: Online Training in Co-op Housing Management.