Broker's Licensing Course

Your decision to undertake a career in real estate merits very careful consideration. Before you register for this course, you are required to read the information provided on this webpage, plus the Real Estate as a Career information and Step by Step Guide provided by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.

Quick Course Info
check box Blended learning course with support
check box One year to complete assignments
check box Final exam required
check box Tutor service included
check box Tuition: $1,150
What's Included
check box Manual, workbook, handbook
check box Course Resources website
check box Tutor service by phone and email
check box 1st regularly scheduled exam registration

Course Overview

The Broker's Business Planning and Financial Management Licensing Course is administered on behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) and received the Education Award of Excellence from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®), an international organization of regulatory agencies. The course is designed to provide the licensing education requirements for those who wish to become licensed as an associate broker or managing broker, want to license a brokerage or sole proprietorship, and for those licensees looking to increase their knowledge on a variety of business planning, financial accounting and human resource management topics.  Managing a successful real estate office or business demands both a strong background as a representative and an understanding of how to operate a business, including: public protection, establishing the business, financial accounting, human resource management and leadership. This course includes in-depth, practical case scenarios which help students bridge theory to practice. For detailed course content information, please view the Table of Contents and Course Regulations.

This blended learning course allows you to register at any time. While the course is flexible in order to meet the needs of busy adult learners, it provides just enough structure to ensure high quality learning (for example, in order to provide for a minimum level of familiarity with the curriculum and for a reasonable expectation of success on the final examination, assignments may be submitted on a pace that is no greater than 2 assignments per week beginning on the Course Registration Date). You must complete all course assignments within one year of registration in the course and also pass a final examination. Regularly scheduled exams take place at various times throughout the year throughout the province (exams must be written in Canada) and your first registration is included with the course tuition fee. You may also choose to take your exam at the computerized exam centre (CEC) at UBC for an additional fee.

Associate Broker and Managing Broker Licensing - Step By Step Guide

To become licensed as an associate broker or managing broker in British Columbia, individuals must complete the Broker's Business Planning and Financial Management Licensing Course and satisfy an experience requirement. The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) provides descriptions of associate and managing broker duties and a helpful step-by-step guide and budget: Broker Licensing.

Pre-requisites & Registration Requirements

To register in the Broker's Business Planning and Financial Management Licensing Course, course candidates must have completed not less than six months' licensed service in British Columbia at the time of registration, or two years' licensed experience in the past five years as a broker or associate broker outside of British Columbia. (Note: In order to obtain the broker licence, licence applicants must ensure they satisfy section 2-10 of the Council Rules, which requires two-years experience.)

As well, in order to be eligible for real estate licensing in the province of British Columbia, section 10(b)(i) of the Real Estate Services Act requires that an applicant for licensing is at least 19 years of age.

Individuals may be licensed at the broker level for a single service licence category or a combination of service categories (e.g., trading and/or rental and/or strata management services). When upgrading to the broker level, an individual will continue to be licensed in the same categories that they were licensed for as a representative. Should an individual wish to add service categories to their licence, the appropriate Supplemental Course(s) must be completed.

Students are strongly advised to contact the Real Estate Council of British Columbia at (604) 683-9664 or toll-free at 1-877-683-9664 prior to registration to confirm their licensing status.