Be prepared to be a better landlord.

Some communities require property owners to participate in landlord education before granting a certificate of occupancy. Education may also be required in order to receive down payment funds to purchase owner-occupied multi-family properties. Below are some of the options available.

Workshops and Online Education providers

**COVID-19 Update: at this time, we are only aware of two online options for landlord education, RentEd and the City of Minneapolis RPOW. You may check with other providers to see if classes are being offered in alternative formats.

RentEd. – Online Training and Certificate of Completion
phone: 888.366.5768      email:    website:
RentEd. is designed for property owners and property managers to provide information on the fundamentals of property management.

City of Minneapolis – Rental Property Owners Workshop (RPOW)
The Minneapolis Police Department provides a comprehensive workshop for rental property owners and managers two times a month. Attending the workshop provides attendees with valuable information, resources and opportunities to network with other property owners.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program – City of St. Paul *
phone: 651-266-5994        e-mail:
The Minnesota Crime Free Rental Housing Program is designed as a partnership between law enforcement, and rental property owners, managers and tenants to keep drugs and illegal activity out of rental property. When crime and drugs operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. That price may include the loss of valued tenants, decline in property values, property damage, civil penalties, fear, frustration, resentment and anger between neighbors, tenants and property managers.

Landlord 101 Course – City of St. Paul *
phone: 651-266-8995   e-mail:
The landlord 101 course is designed for the first time landlord in the City of Saint Paul, to provide foundations for the development of their property management skills, and for those experienced city landlords who wish to better understand tenant, landlord relationships and responsibilities.

Home Line – Training for Landlords & Managers
phone: 612-728-5767      email:     website:
The speech, “Tips from a Tenant Attorney, Laws Every Minnesota Landlord Should Understand” focuses on key issues that cause problems between landlords and tenants.  Additionally, learn about new laws that took effect in the last few years.


*These courses will meet the requirements of SPLC 40.04(b) (4), requiring first time Fire Certificate of Occupancy applicants in Saint Paul to complete an approved course of instruction.

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