ELPR Exemption - High School Graduation or Equivalency

Exemption from the ELPR is available to students who:

Have graduated from an English language high school in Canada or the United States (see Obtaining Your High School Transcript in Canada);

Or,

For Quebec residents, you must have completed four (4) courses in English as a First Language at a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel if a program was completed after 1996. Prior to 1996, two (2) courses are acceptable. A high school diploma completed prior to the 1977 Charter of the French Language verifying the school was English speaking is also acceptable;

Or,

Have obtained high school equivalency in a school/institution at which English is recognized as the primary language of instruction. This would include successful completion of General Education Diploma (GED) or successful completion of Advanced "A" level examinations of English in the United Kingdom.

Sending Transcripts and Documentation

Students must provide Official/Certified True Copies of transcripts from the educating institution. Please note that ELPR documents will not be returned. Therefore, students wishing to keep original documentation will need to send notarized copies of the original documents.

If your current name does not match the name on the transcript, you must submit proof of your name change to the Real Estate Division, showing both the name on your transcript and your current name. The Real Estate Division will accept a copy of a marriage certificate, or copies of two of the following: birth certificate, SIN card, passport, citizenship card, or divorce certificate. If the above documentation is not available, you may submit a letter from a notary public.

All transcripts and change of name documentation (if applicable) for ELPR exemptions should be sent to the Real Estate Division by mail or courier:

Mailing Address: Courier Address:
ELPR Documentation
Real Estate Division, Licensing Education
The University of British Columbia
PO Box 5380 Station Terminal
Vancouver, BC V6B 5N4
ELPR Documentation
Real Estate Division, Licensing Education
The University of British Columbia
247 - 2053 Main Mall
(Henry Angus Building)
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2

All students must include a current email address so the Division can contact you if necessary. If already registered, please include your student number.

Please allow 3-5 business days to process your ELPR documents. You may check your Course Resources webpage to see that the ELPR has been met. We will contact you only if needed.