LPI Examination

Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia students must write the complete Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam and obtain an Essay Level 4 or higher in order to meet the English language proficiency standard. The LPI is required by the Financial Institutions Commission for the Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia course. Real Estate Trading Services, Rental Property Management and Strata Management students, please visit the following page for English Language Proficiency Requirements as the LPI and related information is for Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia students only.  

PLEASE NOTE: The LPI exam is administered by Paragon Testing (not the UBC Real Estate Division).

Further details regarding the exam and notification of LPI exam results can be obtained from the
LPI Test website.


The UBC Writing Centre offers an LPI preparation course for Real Estate students. Information on this course can be found on the Writing Centre website under the Academic Development Courses section.

LPI Results

To submit your LPI scores to the UBC Real Estate Division automatically, you must select "BC Real Estate: Mortgage Brokerage in BC course" as a receiving institution in your LPI registration. This can be done any time before or after your test has been taken, or at the time of registration. Please note that this is different from "University of British Columbia (all campuses)".

Specific Instructions

If you wish for your scores to be sent to UBC Real Estate Division, you must choose the UBC Real Estate Division as a recipient of your LPI scores for your LPI registration. This can be done in several ways:

  • If you have not yet registered for a test: During step 4 of the registration process, please click on "I want my score report sent to an institution". Then click "Add institution", and use the dropdown menu to select "UBC Real Estate: Mortgage Brokerage in BC course".
  • If you have already registered for a test, but have not taken it yet: Log into your LPI Account. Under your registration in the "Actions" drop-down menu, select "Update receiving institution". On the following page, click on "I want my score report sent to an institution". Then use the dropdown menu to select "UBC Real Estate: Mortgage Brokerage in BC course".
  • If you have already taken your test: Log into your LPI Account. Under your registration in the "Actions" drop-down menu, select "Order additional score report". Use the dropdown menu to select "UBC Real Estate: Mortgage Brokerage in BC course".

If you require further instructions on how to do so, please check the LPI FAQs website

Once the UBC Real Estate Division has received your LPI results from the LPI Office, we will process your documentation within 3-5 business days. You may check your Course Resources webpage to see that the ELPR has been met. We will contact you only if needed.