COVID-19 and RECA Operations
| March 16, 2020
RECA has been monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and is working to determine the best way to continue to serve industry professionals and the public while observing recommendations of health officials to minimize physical and social interactions.
At this time, RECA will be closing its office to walk-ins, indefinitely. As always, RECA staff will be available by phone and email for any questions or concerns with regards to your licence, education, or practice. Time constraints, such as licence expiry deadlines, will be taken into consideration.
The self-regulation of the Alberta real estate industry will be maintained, with practice reviews and investigations continuing, with some adjustment:
- Trust Assurance and Practice Review: RECA will connect individually with brokerages to assess comfort with practice reviews taking place on site, and finding alternatives, when necessary
- Conduct Investigations: RECA will continue to investigate reports of misconduct by industry professionals, communicating electronically or by phone
- Practice Advice: RECA Practice advisors will be available to conduct virtual brokerage meetings, including sessions on how to talk to clients about COVID-19
Exams for RECA education programs have been postponed. Yardstick—the provider of RECA’s exam engine—has made the decision to close their test centre network for a period of 45 days from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 30.
Learners will not be able to book exams during this period. If your course/program expiration date is within this time frame, you will have an additional 30 days after April 30th to write your exams. This deadline will be reflected in your expiration date in myRECA.
If you have any questions please contact Information Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.