#real estate licence
How to get a Real Estate Licence in British Columbia
Before getting a license in British Columbia, the candidate must have the following:
- Be of good reputation
- Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Be at least 19 years of age.
- Completed their educational curriculum through BCREA
Getting the Licence
There is a two-part licensing process in British Columbia:
- Real Estate Education
- License Application
Part 1 – Real Estate Education
To receive a Basic Licence, you are required to complete the following courses within 18 months of each other.
- Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course
- Language Proficiency Exam prior to final exam
- Residential or Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course (offered by BCREA )
See the Costs Fees section for more details. See Schools that Provide Real Estate Courses for more information about locations and availability.
Part 2 – License Application
The Candidate must be registered in the Residential or Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course prior to submitting a License Application. Students may receive a license prior to finishing the course but must have it completed within six months of receiving the license.
As well, the candidate must supply a criminal record check for their application.
- Every two years, Realtors in BC must complete the Relicensing Education Program (REP). This requires the completion of one REP course in a two-year period.
Licencing Bodies and Organizations
There are two bodies responsible for licensing real estate agents in British Columbia:
- The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) is the body responsible for implementing the Real Estate Services Act that creates the legal responsibilities of real estate agents
Real Estate Council of British Columbia
750 West Pender Street, Suite 900