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The Real Estate Salesperson Program learning path comprises of three steps. The first step is the Pre-Registration Phase. Step two involves registration with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).

You become eligible to register with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) after the successful completion of the Pre-Registration Phase. Once you are registered with RECO you can start trading in real estate. You must complete the Post-Registration Phase to be eligible to renew your registration at the end of your initial two-year registration cycle with RECO.

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Start your journey towards becoming a real estate salesperson.

The Pre-Registration Phase is your first step towards becoming a real estate salesperson in Ontario. You must complete this first phase of the Real Estate Salesperson Program before applying for registration with RECO. This phase comprises of 5 courses, 4 exams and 2 simulation sessions which must be completed sequentially as shown below. You will have a maximum of 24 months to complete pre-registration.

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Real Estate Essentials

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Exam 1: Invigilated Exam (2 hours)
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Residential Real Estate Transactions

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Exam 2: Invigilated Exam (3 hours)
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Additional Residential Real Estate Transactions

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Exam 3: Invigilated Exam (3 hours)
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Simulation Session #1:
Residential Real Estate Transactions

(35.5 hours)

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions

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Exam 4: Invigilated Exam (3 hours)
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Simulation Session #2:
Commercial Real Estate Transactions

(28 hours)

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Getting Started

*It is important to note that prior to registering in any given Course, Exam, or Simulation Session, learners must successfully complete the corresponding pre-requisite. For example, prior to registering in Exam 1, a learner must successfully complete Course 1. Similarly, prior to registering in Course 2, a learner must successfully pass Exam 1; and so on.

After completing the first step of the Real Estate Salesperson Program, you can now go ahead and register with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO). You must complete your registration with RECO within one year of completing the Pre-Registration Phase. You can start trading in real estate once you are registered with RECO.

To become a registrant with RECO, you will need to meet several conditions including being employed by a registered brokerage firm.

Once you are registered, proceed to STEP 3: Post-Registration Phase.

To be eligible to renew your registration at the end of your initial two-year registration cycle with RECO, you must complete the Post-Registration Phase. During the Post-Registration Phase, you can choose two of five electives in addition to the mandatory Compliance course as you complete the final phase in the Real Estate Salesperson Program learning path.

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Compliance (Mandatory)

(15 hours)

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Complete elective choice 1

(10 hours)

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Complete elective choice 2

(10 hours)

Select any two of the five following electives. (10 hours each)

  • Working in Real Estate - Ownership Alternatives and Complexities
  • Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Residential Properties
  • Real Estate as an Investment Stategy: Commercial Properties (Fundamentals)
  • Working in Real Estate - Rural, Recreational, Waterfront Properties — Available March 2021
  • Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Commercial Properties (Advanced) — Coming in 2021

Successful completion of the Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Commercial Properties (Fundamentals) is a prerequisite to registering for Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Commercial Properties (Advanced).