A real estate license isn't necessary to become a property manager in California, but certain tasks require it. To become a property manager, you must complete three courses and pass the California real estate exam. After that, you must obtain a California Property Manager Certificate. This requires 10 courses and passing the state exam.
Finally, you must set up your company as an approved business. Property managers have many responsibilities, such as managing rental agreements, scheduling home inspections, communicating with landlords and tenants, managing finances and accounting, and promoting their business. They must also understand the laws and regulations of the state and have error and omission insurance. Becoming a property manager is a long process but it is rewarding work.