The program is not eligible for OSAP as it does not receive any direct provincial funding.
The learning path for the Real Estate Salesperson Program follows the flow of a real estate transaction. It 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.
Learners can sign up and start the program at any point while selecting sessions from the course calendar that best meets their needs. The Real Estate Salesperson Program will not run on a semester or term basis.
To find out how to apply with a diploma or equivalent and without a diploma or equivalent view the apply now page.
Post-Registration is the final phase of the Real Estate Salesperson Program. Learners must complete Post-Registration to be eligible to renew their registration at the end of their initial two-year registration cycle with RECO.
Yes. The Post-Registration Phase is mandatory. Learners must complete three courses - the mandatory compliance course along with additional two electives.
Learners must finish the Post-Registration Phase within the initial two-year registration cycle, before it expires, in order to maintain their registration with RECO.
No, learners must finish the Post-Registration Phase within their initial two-year registration cycle. Please visit RECO’s Post-Registration Phase FAQs for more information.
We encourage you to do your best to complete the Post-Registration Phase within your initial two-year registration cycle. If you are unable to do so your registration will lapse and you will be unable to trade. Please contact RECO’s Education Department for more information.
No. If you are eligible to complete your articling requirements at the OREA Real Estate College, you may do so until your first registration renewal date, but no later than June 11, 2021 when the College will cease course delivery. RECO will recognize any articling course completed at any time- either prior or after your initial registration. The articling requirement is the completion of one elective course of your choice. All elective course options are available online at OREA. You are encouraged to plan your studies accordingly to ensure you complete your articling requirements prior to June 11, 2021.
We encourage you to do your best to complete the Articling phase of the OREA Real Estate College. You have until June 11, 2021 to do complete as the College will cease delivery.
If you are unable to complete the Articling requirement with OREA, you will have to complete the full Post-Registration Phase at Humber, consisting of one mandatory course and two elective courses, before the end of your first registration cycle. Please contact RECO’s Education Department for more information.
Learners will require a reliable internet connection, a webcam, speakers, and a private place to test. We recommend using an ethernet cord for the strongest internet signal. A private room can be your office, bedroom, or living room, as long as there are no people or distractions around.
Yes. We strongly recommend this to be done prior to your test date to ensure you can troubleshoot any issues that might be identified. Learners can test their system here. If you require technical support, you can use the chat or email feature here, to speak with a technician. This assistance is available 24/7.
*Please note, if you have questions about your online test, such as invalid voucher or questions about your test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a confirmation email from our online testing partner (Examity). You will require a photo ID to present to the proctor at the time of your test. When your test date and time comes, your Test Now button will become clickable and you can begin the testing process. You will require a few minutes to get set up and established with the proctor and input some personal information before you proceed to your test.
Learners testing online will be tested in the same manner as learners testing in person. All testing is done online via a secure web connection. Learners will be monitored by a virtual proctor, who will be monitoring learners via their webcam. When you start your test, you will be required to show a photo ID and complete a room scan, so the proctor can verify there is no one around and you do not have access to unauthorized materials. The proctor will be able to control your computer and see what you are doing at all times during the test. The test will end should academic integrity be compromised. You may also be asked to do repeated room scans should concerns arise, including people entering the space you are testing in, talking to other people, or glancing away from your computer screen. The online testing video is available to the Operations Manager, Real Estate Education Program for review should any concerns arise.
All vouchers have an expiration date. Learners must test PRIOR to the expiration date of the voucher. Please review your voucher email for the expiration date. Learners who fail to test prior to the voucher expiration date will be required to rebook and repay for their admission exam.
The voucher expiration date will be in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Example: Wed Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2019.
This means it will expire on February 5th, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST.
You can reschedule your test no less than 24 hours prior to your appointment. Learners who fail to reschedule their appointment up to 24 hours prior to their booked date/time, will be responsible for rebooking and repaying for their exam again. Your vouchers do expire and should you not test within the valid voucher dates, you will have to rebook and repay for your online test.
Up to 24 hours prior to your test date/time, you can sign back into the online test provider’s page, cancel your existing booking and reschedule to a date and time that works for you.
The current program with the OREA Real Estate College will run until March 31, 2021. Learners completing their pre-registration or articling courses with the OREA Real Estate College must complete all courses and examinations prior to this date.
Registrants with permanent registration will not be affected since they have already completed their registration education requirements. Registrants who are within their first registration cycle must complete their “articling” course requirement with the OREA Real Estate College prior to the earlier of March 31, 2021, or their registration renewal date. More information on the Real Estate Broker Program will follow.
RECO’s MCE program is not impacted by the new program.
If you have already started your training at the OREA Real Estate College, then you must complete all your courses and examinations with OREA. The current program will run until June 11, 2021. If you have previously taken courses and are wondering if they are still valid, you can speak with OREA or apply to RECO to have your prior learning assessed through the education equivalency assessment application process. Please contact RECO for information when you are ready to resume the program.
If you are eligible to complete your articling requirements at the OREA Real Estate College, you may do so until your first registration renewal date, but no later than June 11, 2021, when the College will cease course delivery. RECO will recognize any articling course completed prior to your initial registration. The current articling requirement is completion of your choice of one elective course. All elective course options are available online. You are encouraged to plan your studies accordingly to ensure you complete your articling requirements within the timeline.
RECO will continue to administer an education equivalency assessment application process. Any course exceptions granted will be based on the merits of the individual's application. Click here for more information about the education equivalency assessment (EEA) process.
You can qualify to apply for education equivalency assessment if you have been licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to trade in real estate, have completed a recognized real estate license or registration program, or if you have completed specific pre-registration courses at the OREA Real Estate College.
Current real estate brokers or salespersons from eligible Canadian jurisdictions must complete an Interprovincial Challenge Examination, before applying and paying applicable fees. See here for more information.
RECO may grant course credits for having completed a real estate license or registration program in another Canadian jurisdiction on the basis of an educational equivalency. There is an application process, and any exceptions are granted on a case by case basis. See here for more details.
The Real Estate Broker Program is for real estate salespersons who have been active in the industry and aspire to continue their education to become a real estate broker. The program covers key aspects involved in owning, managing, or operating a real estate brokerage, such as:
The Real Estate Broker Program is open to all existing registered real estate salespersons. To qualify for the Real Estate Broker Program, an individual must be an active real estate salesperson currently registered with RECO and must successfully complete the Broker Qualifying Exam before getting started with the Real Estate Broker Program.
The Real Estate Broker Program learning path has three steps and seven components.
Step 1: Broker Qualifying Exam
Successful completion of the Broker Qualifying Exam is a requirement to start the Real Estate Broker Program. The exam is designed to test working knowledge on the key areas involved in the trading of real estate in Ontario and is three hours in duration.
Step 2: eLearning Courses, Interactive Session and Final Exam
Upon completing Step 1, learners are eligible to start Course 1 of the Real Estate Broker Program. This step includes the following components which must be completed sequentially:
Step 3: Register with RECO
Upon completing Step 2, learners are eligible to register with RECO as a broker. To register with RECO, an individual must have successfully completed the Real Estate Broker Program and have been employed as a salesperson for at least 24 of the 36 months immediately preceding the date of application.
For more information about the Real Estate Broker Program Learning Path please visit the Learning Path page.
To learn more about how to Register with RECO please visit the RECO site.
The estimated duration of the Real Estate Broker Program is as follows. Actual course work duration will vary per individual learner.
Note: We monitor learner demand daily for proctored and facilitated sessions and add seats in keeping with resource and timeline considerations. Scheduling decisions involve, for example, advanced planning for proctors or facilitators. Once sections are full, they do not appear on the registration system. We hope that the above scheduling insights will help build understanding that there may be ‘buffer’ time required between program elements while keeping in mind the pre-requisite structure. Please review the Real Estate Broker Program Learning Path for more information about program progression.
To learn more about getting started with the Real Estate Broker Program please visit the program page.
The Real Estate Broker Program must be completed in 12 months from the successful completion of the qualifying exam. It is the responsibility of the learner to track and meet all requirements. See: RECO Registration Policies.
The Real Estate Broker Program follows a “Pay as You Go” structure, meaning you pay for each course in sequential order. Please visit the Broker Program Fees page to learn more.
Though both programs provide the core information necessary to be a broker, the Real Estate Broker Program has added focus on content beyond the legal obligations of being a broker and a wrap-up session facilitated by experienced brokers. A differentiating feature of the program delivered by Humber is the introduction of the Broker Qualifying Exam. The purpose of this exam is to ensure mastery of sales-related concepts. This allows the program to focus on concepts relating to brokerage operations, management, and leadership.
The Broker Qualifying Exam is designed to test the salesperson's working knowledge on the key areas involved in the trading of real estate in Ontario, of which a practicing real estate salesperson should be aware.
The purpose of the exam is to ensure the salesperson has a strong foundational knowledge of their current obligations before learning about the obligations of a broker of record.
The key knowledge areas that are covered in the exam can be found on the Broker Qualifying Exam Registration page.
Yes. The Broker Qualifying Exam is the same for all applicants.
No. Successful completion of the Broker Qualifying Exam is required for admission into the Real Estate Broker Program.
If a potential Learner does not pass the Broker Qualifying Exam, they have the option to attempt the exam again by rescheduling and repurchasing. For more information about Exams Rewrites please visit our Examination Policy.
The Wrap Up Session helps learners put theory into practice and understand what a day in the life of a real estate broker is like. The Wrap Up Session is a simulation-based experience led by practicing real estate brokers and is designed to reinforce compliant practices involved in owning, operating, or managing a brokerage.
If a Learner does not pass the Broker Final Exam, they have the option to attempt the final exam again by rescheduling and repurchasing. For more information about rewriting exams please visit our Examination Policy.
Learners will not have access to drop a course using the Learner Portal within seven (7) days of the start date of the course.
Important Note: Learners that choose not to continue with the course will receive an Incomplete on their transcripts.
An error message may appear for the following reasons:
Learners can print or download a PDF copy of the eLearning course. View the resources page for instructions.
As of Thursday, March 12, 2020, when you log into the Learner Portal and access your eLearning Courses, you will see that Courses have a First Access Date, a Recommended Completion Date, and a Last Access Date.
Since Humber College began delivering the Real Estate Salesperson Program last fall, we have identified opportunities to improve the learner experience. This has included improved access to and availability of Course materials along with Course completion timelines. By changing the current end date to a recommended completion date and extending the Course access dates, our aim is to provide you with more flexibility for your schedule as you manage your progress and to reduce the need for extension requests.
Extensions are only required if a learner cannot complete the Course by the last access date. In general, extensions are considered on a case by case basis due to exceptional circumstances. Extensions are formal requests that may require supporting documentation (e.g. in the case of an extended illness). If an extension request is not approved, learners will need to re-purchase the course. Learners are encouraged to manage their progress and work towards recommended completion timing.
Yes. Course materials remain available for 12 months upon completion of the Course, provided that you completed that Course within the access timeframe.
The waitlist is a self-serve option available to learners in the Learner Portal for Simulation Sessions, Virtual Simulation Sessions, Facilitated Review Sessions, and Virtual Facilitated Review Sessions only. The waitlist option will only be available when a Simulation Session, Virtual Simulation Session, Facilitated Review Session or Virtual Facilitated Review Session has reached the enrollment capacity.
The waitlist option informs learners if a seat becomes available in a Simulation Session, Virtual Simulation Session, Facilitated Review Session or Virtual Facilitated Review Session. The first learner on the waitlist will be sent an email notification with a link to complete registration and payment. Learners then have 48 hours to complete the registration and payment or the next learner on the waitlist will receive the notification.
We recommend that learners register for an available Simulation Session, Virtual Simulation Session, Facilitated Review Session or Virtual Facilitated Simulation Session as we cannot predict movement with the waitlist.
If a learner is notified that a seat has become available and opts to transfer from an existing section to the newly available section, a $50 administration fee will apply. The $50 administration fee applies to all transfers. For more information, please visit the Examination Policy and the Fees, Payments & Refunds Policy.
If a learner opts to utilize the waitlist option and is notified that a seat has become available but does NOT need to transfer from an existing section then no administration fee will apply.
The waitlist option is only available for Simulation Sessions, Virtual Simulation Sessions, Facilitated Review Session, and Virtual Facilitated Review Sessions.
The waitlist option is NOT available for Exams.
The purpose of the waitlist option is to provide a process for learners to sign-up to take advantage of any learner cancellations (learners that drop or transfer a section).
We recommend that learners register for an available Simulation Session, Virtual Simulation Session, Facilitated Review Session or Virtual Facilitated Review Session as we cannot predict if seats will become available.
Unfortunately, our support desk does not have visibility to confidential learner records to view the waitlist. Therefore, our support desk is unable to provide you with where you are on the waitlist.
Log into the Learner Portal and follow the steps below:
To confirm an exam booking, log into the Learner Portal, and select My Exams. You will be able to verify your exam date and time, and the location of the booking.
An error message may appear for the following reasons:
Learners can cancel an exam booking using the Learner Portal.
Once cancellation is complete, go to My Account History for details of any applicable refunds.
Important Note: A missed exam is recorded as a No Show and the Learner will receive a failing grade of zero. All missed exams count as an exam attempt for rewrite purposes.
Learners can reschedule an exam booking using the Learner Portal.
Once the reschedule is complete, go to My Account History for details of any applicable refunds.
Important Note: A missed exam is recorded as a No Show and the Learner will receive a failing grade of zero. All missed exams count as an exam attempt for rewrite purposes.
Watch the Real Estate Education Program How to Access the Exam Report video to learn how to access your exam report.
The program office monitors learner demand daily and add sessions in keeping with resource and timeline considerations. Learners are encouraged to check the exam registration schedule regularly as spots may become available. If learners notice a new section has opened, they may opt to transfer from an existing section registration to a newly opened section. However, please note that a $50 administration fee does apply to all transfers. For more information, please visit the Fees, Payments & Refunds Policy.
A proctored exam is supervised by an approved, neutral person (a proctor) who confirms the identity of the test taker and the integrity of the test taking environment. Virtual proctoring allows for the same level of supervision to occur online, facilitated by online monitoring software, including the use of a webcam.
Proctortrack is the virtual proctoring provider for the Real Estate Salesperson Education Program. Proctortrack's live remote proctoring solution provides the highest level of exam integrity. To find out more about Proctortrack and their live proctoring solution please visit their website at proctortrack.com.
The Proctortrack Mobile App is an application available on the App Store (iOS phone) or Play Store (Android) used to complete the room scan required when taking a virtually proctored exam. It is recommended to complete the room scan with the Proctortrack Mobile App, however, using a laptop or computer webcam is also an option.
Humber takes the privacy of learner information seriously and it is of paramount importance for every learner in all aspects and parts of the Real Estate Salesperson program.
With respect to Proctortrack online proctoring services offered by Verificient, we are confident in their privacy process, as the company was selected by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as the provincial-wide solution to support the need for virtual proctoring at post-secondary institutions due to the closure of campuses as a result of COVID-19 and provincial physical distancing requirements.
Any learner who chooses not to complete an exam through online proctoring may wait to write their exam in person once the program’s test centers re-open when it is safe to do so.
Learners are required to have the following equipment and Internet connection to take their exam:
No. iPads and tablets are not acceptable devices to use for your exam, a laptop or desktop computer with the above requirements is mandatory.
No. They must be disconnected from the computer and turned away or covered during the exam.
You will be required to complete an onboarding process within the Proctortrack system prior to your scheduled exam date. This process will verify/check your computer hardware compatibility with Proctortrack and provide the opportunity to troubleshoot any issues.
A virtually proctored exam is scheduled the same way as an exam at a test centre. The same two-step process applies but instead of choosing a test centre location, the virtual option should be selected.
Step 1: Purchase an Exam
Step 2: Book an Exam
Booking changes can only be made online using the Learner Portal
Note: Please ensure to follow and complete the virtual exam booking immediately after exam registration. Log into the Learner Portal and select My Exams to confirm your virtual exam date and time.
An email will be sent out following your exam registration and booking with the exam rules and onboarding instructions. First time exam writers will receive a second email sent directly from Proctortrack with your Proctortrack system username and password. Expect the Proctortrack email to be delivered up to 2 business days after exam registration and booking.
The standard exam fee listed on humber.ca/realestate applies to all exams, for all delivery methods. No additional costs are incurred for the virtually proctored option.
You should complete the onboarding steps prior to the exam day. On the day of your exam, access the Proctortrack link provided to you at the scheduled exam time to complete the identification verification and to secure the testing environment. You will not be able to start the process before the scheduled time. Refresh often to ensure that the Go To Test button is available at the scheduled time-slot.
No. The authentication process does not cut into your exam time. The timer on your exam does not start until you begin your exam.
Learners who miss their exam will be required to repurchase and rebook a new session through our website. Please note missed exams count as an attempt and will be a part of your Education Record.
The webcam is designed to monitor the immediate surroundings and ensure you are taking the exam by yourself in a secure testing environment.
You must be alone in a quiet room throughout the course of the exam. You cannot be in a public location where others are within speaking distance or may be able to walk into the room or where you can be distracted while taking your exam. The proctors will ask you to use the Proctortrack Mobile App to scan your surroundings.
All exam grades, regardless of delivery method, will be posted to your learner Education Record and accessible via the Learner Portal within three (3) days. Examination results are not disclosed by phone, email or in-person.
Once the session has started, you may not leave the camera view.
The proctor is not able to provide any answers or clarification regarding any content questions on your exam. However, the proctor will be available to answer any technical questions.
Upon suspicious activities a live Proctor will intervene and can provide a live remediation, live technical support or immediately suspend the test session if breaches to the test policies are confirmed.
Learners who have an accommodation are required to submit an Accommodation Request Form. Once submitted, the form will be reviewed and we will contact you to discuss and finalize arrangements. Requests for accommodations must be sent and confirmed prior to registration in an exam session. Accommodation requests are subject to approval.
Learners who have been approved and are in receipt of the Real Estate Salesperson Education Program – Accommodation Confirmation Letter should contact the program office prior to registration in an exam session to arrange accommodation.
For more information on how to request an accommodation please see our website.
If you encounter a technical program, you can ask the proctor for help. You will be able to communicate with the proctor via chat at any time during your exam. If the proctor is unable to help you resolve the technical issue, you will be directed to contact the Proctortrack technical support line via live chat, phone or email.
Do not contact the Real Estate Education Program technical support line. Humber support does not have access to Proctortrack systems and are unable to assist with virtual proctoring.
Proctortrack provides a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week technical support line. If you are having technical issues during the onboarding process or something goes wrong during an exam, you can connect with the Proctortrack support team by email, phone or live chat.
Dedicated Proctortrack Technical Support Line 1(844) 966-1155 or visit the support page.
Do not contact the Real Estate Education Program technical support line.
A blue frame will appear around the screen to indicate that proctoring has begun and you are being monitored. After completing and submitting the exam, you may end proctoring and close/uninstall the Proctortrack application.
Refer to the Learner Guide for steps on troubleshooting restrictions on your device.
The Interprovincial Challenge Examination assesses a learner's knowledge of the laws that apply to trading real estate in Ontario. Upon successful completion of the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, qualified individuals may apply to RECO for registration as a salesperson or broker.
Please note: The Ontario Labour Mobility Act allows those who hold a valid real estate salesperson or broker licence in a qualifying Canadian province or territory the ability to write the Interprovincial Challenge Exam.
The Interprovincial Challenge Examination is available to licensed individuals who are registered or certified in real estate in an approved province or territory outside of Ontario.
Please visit RECO’s website to confirm if you are eligible to take the exam before you register.
The Interprovincial Challenge Examination focuses on the skills and competencies that may be Ontario specific, such as: Ontario laws, including real property law, commercial and residential real estate transactions in Ontario, and RECO’s governing legislation, the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002).
Specifically, knowledge areas covered in the exam are:
Study materials, in PDF format, will be available through the LMS upon successful registration for the examination. Please visit our Resources section to learn more on how to access Interprovincial Challenge Examination study materials.
If a Learner fails the Examination, they must rebook and repay the full fees to schedule another attempt.
Please note that you are allowed an unlimited number of attempts to pass the Interprovincial Challenge Examination. For more information about exams, please review our Examination Policy.
After passing the examination, learners will have 12 months to apply for registration with RECO.
Please note that although learners are given 12 months to register with RECO after passing the examination, to be eligible to register they must still meet requirements for registration under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act when submitting their application. This means that when a learner applies to RECO for registration, they must be currently registered/licensed in their originating jurisdiction. A learner will only qualify to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements.
Successful completion of the Interprovincial Challenge Examination allows qualified applicants to acquire registration with RECO in the equivalent category as the one currently registered to them in their originating jurisdiction(s). When applying for registration, RECO will (at that time) determine the applicant’s eligibility for salesperson or broker registration under REBBA 2002. The determining factor will be the category of registration/license held by the applicant in their originating jurisdiction at the time of application, and whether the registration/license category is “equivalent” to a salesperson or broker registration category, as defined under REBBA 2002.
Should a learner fail to apply for registration with RECO within 12 months of completing the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, they must retake the examination to again be eligible to apply to RECO for registration as a salesperson or broker. Extensions are not permitted.
Learners will only qualify to take the Interprovincial Challenge Examination if they are currently licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to trade in real estate in one-or-more of the qualifying Canadian provinces or territories.
If a learner does not qualify to write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, they may still be eligible to apply to RECO for education equivalency assessment. Please visit RECO’s Education Equivalency Assessment page for more information.