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Household Manager

This course is designed to train for the role of household manager. You will learn the necessary administrative skills and HR procedures needed to manage an entire staff and run a home. 

This course covers subjects from selecting property vendors, planning and managing events, interviewing staff to home systems and how to manage these operations. You will also learn about housekeeping, what is needed to ensure the home is perfectly maintained, and how to set up security and emergency procedures to protect the family and home.

6 Months / 80 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method


No instructor. Study on your own schedule

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Household Manager

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES612

What You Will Learn
  • The role of a Household Manager
  • Administrative & Technical Skills
  • HR in the Home Office and Staff Management
  • Event Planning from A-Z
  • Vendor Management
  • Home Systems and Property Management
  • Housekeeping Maintenance
  • How to create a Security & Emergency Plan
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 80 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Obtain a certificate of training
  • Improve necessary skills to work as a household manager
  • Opportunity to increase wages associated with this higher skillset


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I. Introduction
  A.   Nature and Scope of Household Management
II. Household Management Skills & Experience
  A.   Administrative Skills
  B.   Technical Skills
III. Staff Management
  A.   Hiring Household Staff
  B.   HR Duties for the Family Office
  C.   Managing Household Staff
IV. Housekeeping Management
  A.   Household Maintenance
  B.   Cleaning Products & Tools
V. Event Management
  A.   Event Planning
VI. Property Management
  A.   Home Systems & Appliances
  B.   Property Maintenance Schedules
VII. Vendor Management
  A.   Vendor Selection & Bids
  B.   Negotiating Contracts
V. Security Management
  A.   Household Security & Emergency Procedures 
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Instructors & Support

Marta Perrone

Marta Perrone is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics and has over 30 years of experience in the Private Service Industry. She owned and managed a domestic placement agency for 20 of those years while spending the last 10 conducting training seminars, creating training materials and providing personalized in-home manuals and training.

Christina Levine

Christina Levine is a licensed attorney and risk advisor for small businesses and household employers. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her firm, CPL Crisis Management, serves as an advisory team for clients by coordinating their workplace interests.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Applications must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online: 

  • “The Professional Training Guide” by Marta Perrone


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How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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When can I start the course?

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