BECOMING A REALTOR®
Getting Started: Licensing Process
If you're interested in being a real estate agent in ALBERTA, you've come to the right place.
Are you ready to turn your passion for real estate into a rewarding and lucrative career? At Move Faster, we’re here to guide you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a licensed realtor in Alberta.
Why Choose a Career in Real Estate in Alberta?
Alberta’s real estate market is thriving, offering exciting opportunities for individuals seeking a dynamic career. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or a transition from another profession, the real estate industry in Alberta welcomes dedicated and driven individuals with open arms.
Steps to Becoming a Licensed Realtor in Alberta
If you’re interested in being a real estate agent in Alberta, you’ve come to the right place.
Step 1. Education:
Your journey begins with the right education. We’ll help you navigate through the required real estate courses and programs to ensure you’re well-prepared for success. You have 5 options for courses:
Course Options in Alberta
Step 2. Licensing:
It is mandatory to have a license to practice real estate in Alberta. That’s where RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) comes into play—as the province’s governing body for the industry, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) provides the guidance, education, and licensing you need in order to become a real estate licensee. Your relationship with RECA will start with the educational courses above and then your RECA licence; your relationship then continues with yearly re-licensing, and continual guidance, advice, and resources to support your career. Do you think you have what it takes to join Alberta’s over 12,000 real estate licensees? We’ll guide you through the licensing process, ensuring you meet all the necessary requirements to become a certified Realtor in Alberta.
Step 3. Training:
Training for New Agents
At Move Faster, we understand that starting a career in real estate can be both exciting and challenging. That’s why we prioritize comprehensive training to equip new agents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to succeed in Alberta’s competitive real estate market.
Our Training Approach
Our training program is designed to be accessible and tailored to the unique needs of new real estate agents. Here’s what you can expect from our training:
Our commitment to your success doesn’t end with the training program. We provide ongoing support to new agents, including:
- Regular check-ins and progress assessments.
- Access to a network of experienced professionals for advice and guidance.
- Continuing education opportunities to stay up-to-date with industry changes.
Ready to Start Your Journey?
If you’re eager to kickstart your career as a real estate agent in Alberta and want to benefit from comprehensive training and ongoing support, Move Faster is here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our training program and how we can help you achieve success in Alberta’s real estate market.
Why Choose Move Faster?
Experienced Professionals: Our team consists of experienced real estate experts ready to share their knowledge and insights with you.
Comprehensive Resources: Access a wealth of resources, including study materials, practice exams, and industry connections to jumpstart your career.
Ongoing Support: We’re here for you even after you become a licensed realtor. Our support continues as you build your real estate career.
Get Started Today
Don’t wait any longer to embark on your real estate journey in Alberta. Contact us today to learn more about the steps to becoming a licensed realtor and access the resources and support you need for a successful career. Your future in Alberta’s real estate market awaits!
Do you think you have what it takes to join Alberta’s over 12,000 real estate licensees?
First things first: it is mandatory to have a licence to practice real estate in Alberta. That’s where RECA comes into play—as the province’s governing body for the industry, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) provides the guidance, education, and licensing you need in order to become a real estate licensee.
Your relationship with us will start with RECA educational courses and your RECA licence; our relationship then continues with yearly re-licensing, and continual guidance, advice, and resources to support your career.
It’s important to learn about the different practice areas within the real estate sector. You can choose up to four practice areas, however, we only require you to choose one to be licensed:
You can choose up to four practice areas, however, we only require you to choose one to be licensed:
- property management: leasing properties on behalf of an owner and dealing with tenant
- residential: helping clients buy and sell residential properties (up to four individual units)
- rural: helping clients buy and sell farms and ranches
- commercial: helping clients buy, sell or lease office, industrial, retail or multi-residential properties (more than four individual units)
The fees to join the industry vary depending on which practice area you select. RECA’s fees include all eligibility fees, required education courses, and licensing fees.
For example, if you want to become a real estate agent licensed in one practice area (e.g. residential) the total estimated cost to join the industry is ~$3,350.
Once you have a licence with RECA, you must renew it annually. The annual renewal fee ranges from $475 to $650 depending on your industry, licence type, and practice area.
Depending on your industry, and whether or not you wish to also join your trade association, there may also be association and brokerage fees. But these are not a requirement to become a licensed professional.
Below is a cost breakdown to enter the industry as a Real Estate Associate who is authorized to trade in the residential real estate practice area:
Regulators by province/territory
British Columbia: BC Financial Services Authority
Alberta: Real Estate Council Alberta
Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission
Manitoba: The Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario: The Real Estate Council of Ontario
Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission
Newfoundland and Labrador: Pre-licence training is delivered by NL Association of REALTORS® on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, who regulates the real estate industry in the province
Yukon: The Government of Yukon
Northwest Territories: Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of Northwest Territories
Nunavut: Government of Nunavut
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