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Applying to the Program

We are thrilled that you have decided to become a Real Estate Salesperson. In fact, we believe there is no better time to start. Before applying, please ensure you understand and meet the admission requirements.

Overview of Program Admission Requirements

  1. The Real Estate Salesperson Program components and support services are delivered in English. Thus, applicants should possess strong English writing, comprehension, and speaking skills to be able to complete the program.
  2. Applicants must also use their full legal name, as required by RECO for registration as a salesperson when applying to the Real Estate Salesperson Program.
  3. A non-refundable $75 application fee will apply for all applicants.
  4. Applicants must meet the educational requirement to apply to the program or should have successfully completed the Salesperson Program Admissions Exam. The minimum educational requirement is a Canadian secondary school diploma, General Educational Diploma (GED), or equivalent credential.


To qualify for admission to the Real Estate Salesperson Program, an applicant must have obtained a Canadian secondary school diploma or GED certificate. Applicants that do not have a Canadian secondary school diploma or GED Certificate may provide acceptable equivalency credentials. 

View the Complete List of Acceptable Equivalencies  

Get Started

If you have a Diploma or Equivalent, you can start the Application Process now. If not, follow the instructions under Applying Without a Diploma or Equivalent.

Step-By-Step Guide to the Application Process

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The Real Estate Education Program Office offers a Salesperson Program Admission Exam to applicants WITHOUT a secondary school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of the Salesperson Program Admissions Exam is an acceptable equivalent for admission to the Real Estate Salesperson Program.

Potential applicants should register for and successfully complete this exam before applying to the Real Estate Salesperson Program. Learners will be required to upload proof of successful completion of the Salesperson Program Admission Exam. The exam is available in an online format and delivered through virtual proctoring.

The registration fee for each exam is $75. Payments can be made with Visa or Mastercard.

NOTE: Only register for the Salesperson Program Admission Exam if you are applying WITHOUT a diploma or acceptable equivalent credential. Once you have completed and passed the Exam, you will be required to return and complete the Applying With a Diploma or Equivalent application process.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Click the Register for the Salesperson Program Admission Exam button to register and pay for the Salesperson Admission Exam as the first part of your application process. The page will open in a new window so that you can follow the steps in this tutorial.

    Register for the Admission Exam  

  2. Click the Proceed button on the Disclaimer pop-up window.
  3. When redirected to the ETS Portal, click Continue.
  4. Complete checkout.
  5. Book an exam with Accuplacer. When you pass the exam, you will receive an official confirmation certificate.
  6. Return to the Real Estate Program Apply Now page and click Start the Application Process under Applying with a Diploma or Equivalent.