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Real Estate Division

Reserve Fund Planning Program: Prerequisites and Eligibility

Admission to UBC’s RFPP is subject to satisfying certain prerequisites as outlined below, in addition to providing proof of Canadian high school graduation or English Language Proficiency. The table below lists various programs and their eligibility for the UBC RFPP. If you wish to pursue the UBC RFPP, you may apply now for UBC RFPP admission.


Please note this page is specifically for UBC Admissions. Alternatively, if you are interested in pursuing the CRP designation, please visit the REIC website and fill out the Application Form for Candidate Membership. You should not use the UBC admissions described below because REIC CRP candidacy automatically admits you to the UBC RFPP as well. Also note that the CRP designation requires different pre-requisites, plus additional courses.
 
Designation/ Credential
Law
(Recommended)
Finance
(Required)
Inspection/ Construction
(Required)
Principles of Real Estate
(Recommended)
Admission Eligibility
AACI Direct
CRA Conditional: Requires BUSI 121 or equivalent
PGCV Direct
DULE Direct
BBRE Direct
Real Estate Trading Services* Direct
Mortgage Brokerage in BC* Direct
✔ Check marks indicate each prerequisite topic has been met and students are eligible for admission
* For real estate licensing education obtained in provinces other than BC, please contact the Real Estate Division

UBC RFPP Prerequisites

Prerequisites ensure that student entrants are adequately prepared for the course material and have sufficient mastery of topics for success in both their program and profession. The program requires established competencies in the following areas:

  • Real estate finance
  • Property construction/inspection

Prior knowledge of real estate law and principles of real estate valuation, including highest and best use, is also an asset (recommended but not required).

These competencies may be demonstrated through prior course completion, or a combination of studies and professional experience. Applicants who do not have the necessary prerequisite knowledge will be required to qualify prior to enrollment. Qualification may include completing specific BUSI or CPD courses through the UBC Real Estate Division or equivalent courses elsewhere.

Finance:

REQUIRED

Entrants require a working knowledge of financial analysis, including interest rates, present/future value calculations, annuities, and yield (IRR) calculations. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is an asset. 

Examples of qualifying courses from UBC:

Construction/Inspection:

REQUIRED

Entrants require a working knowledge of residential building systems for both low-rise and high-rise projects, including substructures, superstructures, envelope, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, finishes and fitments, and site improvements. 

Examples of qualifying courses from UBC:

Law:

RECOMMENDED

Entrants will benefit from a working knowledge of real estate law, particularly governance of condominiums/stratas in their province

Examples of recommended courses from UBC:

Principles of Real Estate:

RECOMMENDED

Entrants will benefit from a working knowledge of the principles of real estate valuation, including highest and best use.

Examples of recommended courses from UBC:

 

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