Real Estate Associate/Broker

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is responsible for licensing Real Estate Associate/Brokers in Alberta?

In Alberta, to call yourself or to work as a Real Estate Associate or Real Estate Broker, you must be licensed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).

What are the licensing requirements for Real Estate Associates in Alberta?

Internationally educated Real Estate Associates must follow the same process to become a Real Estate Associates as new Associates. The only exceptions to this rule are listed on the Coming from Another Jurisdiction page on the Real Estate Council of Alberta website. 

 Internationally educated Mortgage Associates must 


2. Complete and pass the Real Estate Associates Program 

3. Submit a Certified Criminal Record Check from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) 

4. Apply to RECA as a Real Estate Associate 

NOTE: Applicants interested in becoming a Real Estate Broker are advised to contact RECA regarding the process to become licensed as a Real Estate Broker. 

For complete information on the licensing process for Real Estate Associates/Brokers, visit the Become an industry professional page on the RECA website.

What are the educational requirements for Real Estate Associates in Alberta?

In Alberta, to become a licensed Real Estate Associate or Real Estate Broker, applicants must study and pass the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP) consisting of the Fundamentals of Real Estate course and at least one Practice course in the area or areas of real estate in which you wish to practice. The choice of practice areas includes residential, commercial, or rural practice. For specific information, visit the Education Requirements for Real Estate Associates or Real Estate Brokers web page on the RECA website.

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Applicants must successfully achieve the required passing score on one of the RECA approved English Language Tests. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What supports are available to support internationally educated professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants offers Clear Communications for Business to help you integrate into the Canadian work force. Topics include Active Listening, Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving and Teamwork. Visit the Job Success Groups on the Study Groups page for more information on this service and eligibility criteria.

What information resources are available for Real Estate Associates in Alberta?

Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) 

Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) for licensed associates 

Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) for licensed associates 

Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) for licensed associates 



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