Free RentSmart Alberta Course

RentSmart Course for CHC Tenants and Applicants

Do you want to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and what Calgary Housing Company’s role is as a landlord? Sign up for RentSmart today and be ready to rent!

Upcoming Course Dates

All Rent Smart courses will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Microsoft Teams. Register by calling (403) 988-6787 or emailing

  • Tuesday November 24th
  • Thursday November 26th
  • Tuesday December 1st
  • Thursday December 3rd
  • Tuesday December 8th
  • Thursday December 10th

Course Requirements

  • You will need an email address to receive a link to the course, and a computer with internet access to participate.
  • You will need to commit to 4 hours each week for 3 weeks.
  • The course will be delivered by Microsoft Teams.
About RentSmart

RentSmart is a course designed to help tenants know and understand their rights and responsibilities when renting a home. It is a housing readiness model that gives participants the skills and knowledge to be great tenants and positively impact housing stability. Calgary Housing Company offers the RentSmart course to applicants and tenants free of charge. To learn more about RentSmart, please visit:

To Register for RentSmart, please call (403) 988-6787 , or email

About the Course

The course is 12 hours long divided into six modules, delivered over 3 weeks with two - two hour classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

  • Module 1: The Importance of Home
  • Module 2: Applying for Housing
  • Module 3: Rights, Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Module 4: Managing Finances
  • Module 5: Communicating Effectively
  • Module 6: Taking Care of Your Home

Additional information is provided on community resources.

Why take the RentSmart Course?

The RentSmart course will not only teach you things you need to keep in mind to be a successful tenant, he RentSmart certificate can also act as a reference when you apply to rent a place. It lets landlords know you care about being a good tenant.

RentSmart covers the following topics:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Tenancy, human rights and privacy laws
  • Roommates and neighbours
  • Budgeting and keeping housing affordable
  • Effective communication
  • Maintenance dos and don’ts
  • Fire and safety
  • Pests
  • Community resources

Email or call us today to sign up for one of the upcoming courses (depending on availability), or to get added to the mailing list for future RentSmart course offerings!

To Register

To Register for RentSmart or for more information, please call (403) 988-6787 or email

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