Humber College as Education Partner
Humber is one of the largest colleges in Canada, with an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning. Humber as the delivery arm of the new program will add cachet and further legitimacy to the new Real Estate Salesperson Program.
The new program will feature practical simulation sessions enabling learners to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios. In a structured and interactive classroom environment requiring mandatory attendance, learners will receive coaching and support from facilitators who are expert industry professionals. Responding to an industry ask to gain realistic, real-world experience, build confidence and prepare to enter the profession, the simulations were developed with input from experienced brokers and salespeople and experts in learning and development. The two week-long pre-registration simulation sessions (one residential and one commercial) will be available full-time days or part-time evenings/weekends.
Acceptable Equivalency Credentials
Facilitated Review Sessions (FRS)
Facilitated Review Sessions will supplement learning and provide additional direction on more complex areas of the program. The FRS will be optional to learners looking for additional support and will be available at a modest price for each three-hour session completed. The FRS will be offered virtually or in-person at locations across Ontario, based on demand. The FRS will provide learners with enhanced learning opportunities to support their success. Each FRS runs for three hours covering a number of topics.
Knowledge Management System (KMS)
The (KMS) is a free support tool that will help raise the bar and enhance professional standards in order to provide better service for clients. Offering quick tips, checklists, job aids and guidance (for example a checklist of what could be included in a listing package) to use in the field, the KMS is an invaluable feature for learners and registrants alike. Learners and all registrants will have access to the KMS as long as they are registered with RECO. The goal of the KMS is to help enable success for the long-term.
“Getting Started” is a course designed to help learners navigate their entry into the profession and support their success from the beginning. This final course in the program was developed in response to insights from registrants reflecting on their career beginnings, not knowing where to start when transitioning from learner to professional. From learning how to register with RECO and key considerations when choosing a brokerage, the course acts as a bridge between formal learning and professional practice.
Robust Learning Structure
The Real Estate Salesperson Program consists of a combination of mandatory eLearning courses, theory examinations and simulation sessions. Mirroring the flow of a real estate transaction, the program weaves in key legal elements while giving learners a mix of theory and practical knowledge. This will better enable new registrants to navigate a real estate transaction on behalf of buyers and sellers from day one. The program’s structure and intensive learning opportunities will raise the bar and deliver to RECO’s vision for learners to be practice-ready on day one.
Learners must complete this first phase of the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s (RECO) Real Estate Education Programs before applying for registration with RECO.