First Nations Housing Manager

Online Certificate Program

The First Nations Housing Manager Certificate Program will train housing managers so they can do their work more efficiently and effectively. It will enable First nations housing managers to assist communities to benefit from affordable, healthy, high quality, and well-maintained housing. The program provides learners with the opportunity to develop management skills through a combination of theory and practical application. The interactive approach to learning new skills encourages participants to test new ideas, fine tune relevant skills and share experiences and expertise with other housing managers in a supportive learning environment. The program is intended to provide training to housing managers who work with on-reserve housing programs, or those who may do this work in the future. It will also benefit others involved in First Nations governance or administration.

Program Format

The First Nations Housing Manager Certificate Program is a credit certificate program comprised of six (6) courses delivered online.

  • Introduction to Housing Management
  • Introduction to Construction and Renovations
  • Housing Administration Level I
  • Housing Administration Level II
  • Financial Management for First Nations Housing Managers
  • Interpersonal Communications for Housing Managers.

Start Date

August 2022

Application Process

A completed Vancouver Island University application form can be delivered via fax (250.746.3559), email ( or by mail (2011 University Way, Duncan BC V9L 0C7). Please ensure you print clearly and complete all sections of the application form.

Within two weeks of receiving your submission, VIU will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application and notifying you of any next steps required to complete your application. Applicants are considered for admission only when all required information and documentation has been received.

Admission Requirements

Call Professional Development and Training Cowichan for more information.