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Becoming a Member of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

If you are considering becoming a REALTOR® and member of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton:

  • Meet with a Broker/Manager who is a member of the Association to discuss skills and personal qualities necessary for a successful career.
  • Take the Real Estate Associates Program, the mandatory course for those wanting to become real estate Agents.
  • Pass the Provincial Qualifying Examination for Associates.
  • Find a licensed Broker who will agree to employ you; fill out application forms.
  • Through your sponsoring Broker, apply for your Associate's license with the Real Estate Council of Alberta; pay your RECA fees (approximately $415), renewable September 30, each year.
  • If the Broker who employs you is a member of the Association, you must also become a member. This involves completing the three-day Orientation Program and applying for a membership. The fees total approximately $1800 for the first full year (including national/provincial dues, access to Electronic Key control system, data access). Dues are prorated quarterly. The application is made through your Broker.

What Does It Take to Be a Successful Real Estate Professional?

Careers in the field of real estate have changed significantly over the years and are more exciting than ever. Advancements in the areas of technology and communications, the greater need for specialized knowledge and the expansion of marketplaces, are redefining the role of the real estate professional, and creating new demands and opportunities.

Real Estate Careers

The real estate profession offers one of the widest career selections in the business world today. Helping people buy and sell homes, office buildings, industrial property, and farmland is a large part of it. Property management, land development, mortgage banking, urban planning and real estate appraisal are also important aspects of this profession.

Commercial Brokers specialize in properties such as apartment and office buildings, retail stores and warehouses, shopping centers and industrial parks.

Licensing

As with other professions, provincial licensing is required. Licensing requirements vary across Canada, but all provinces and territories require prospective REALTORS® and Brokers to pass a written exam. For more information on licensing, visit the website of The Real Estate Association in the province where you intend to work. The first step towards obtaining your real estate agent license and registration is to complete the Introduction to Real Estate.

Continuing Education

To maintain your license in Alberta, you must complete approved continuing education courses every year. The Real Estate Council of Alberta approves the courses and a complete list is available on the RECA website. Contact our Education Department for more information.

The data included on this website is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed to be accurate by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.