It is important to do your homework to ensure you fully understand the licensing requirements and costs involved in starting a real estate career in Calgary and surrounding areas. The more prepared you are from the start, the better set you will be for a successful career.
We have broken down the steps to get your Real Estate License in Alberta. RECA oversees the licensing requirements in Alberta. For more information, go to www.reca.ca
If anything from your past could prevent you from becoming licensed, you may request a Suitability Review from RECA.
Complete RECA’s online eligibility process. To meet eligibility requirements, you must:
All real estate licensees must complete the Fundamentals of Real Estate. Additionally, you will need to complete the practice course (or courses) applicable to the work you will be doing, and the accompanying exams to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Real estate practice areas include:
You will need to complete the required education through a recognized course provider
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)
Provide a Certified Criminal Record Check with fingerprinting and Third Party Waiver (direct to RECA from RCMP)
Obtain employment with a brokerage. Click here to know What to Ask When Looking for a Brokerage!
Complete the licensing and registration process with RECA and your broker
Complete the CREB® orientation and sign up for membership
Below are the RECA fees for the 2020 – 2021 licensing year (excluding GST, some fees may be pro-rated)
*All Fee’s Subject to GST
*All Fee’s Subject to GST and PST
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