Resolution 2003-2 of the Real Estate Council of Alberta

WHEREAS by Rule 5 under the Real Estate Act, R.S.A. 2000 Chapter R-5, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (the “Council”) may prescribe, adopt or approve

  a. educational requirements or other qualifications, if any, for any category of licence; and
  b. examinations for any category of licence and the passing grade of any examination.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

Resolution 960014 is repealed.

The Council hereby approves the following policy for education and examination requirements for a real estate broker's licence: 

  (1) Terms that are defined in the Real Estate Act and Rules have the same meaning when they are used in this Policy.
     
  (2) A person who wishes to obtain a real estate broker's licence must fulfill the education requirements of the Real Estate Brokers' Program and pass the Provincial Qualifying Examination for real estate brokers.
     
  (3)

As of October 1, 2003, to be eligible to receive a real estate broker's licence, an individual must successfully complete the Real Estate Brokers' Program (REPB), pass the Provincial Qualifying Examination (PQE) for Real Estate Brokers, and document at least two years of licensed experience as a real estate agent within the five years preceding the date of the application for a real estate broker's licence.

     
  (4) The Real Estate Brokers' Program shall consist of five compulsory courses and at least one elective course.
     
  (5)

The Executive Director shall have the responsibility for prescribing the five compulsory courses and the various elective courses that constitute the Real Estate Brokers' Program, including course outlines, course objectives and lesson plans consisting of a set of topics and the amount of time allocated to each topic.

     
  (6) By Resolution dated July 9, 1996, the Council delegated to the Executive Director the responsibility for approving the Provincial Qualifying Examination for brokers.
     
  (7) The Executive Director may grant an exemption:
(a)  from the Real Estate Brokers' Program and the Provincial Qualifying Examination in accordance with Section 5 of the Rules, or
(b)  from any or all of the courses for the Real Estate Brokers’ Program if, in the opinion of the Executive Director, a candidate has already taken an equivalent education program.
     
  (8)

The Real Estate Brokers' Program may be taught through either a classroom delivery program or a distance delivery program approved by the Executive Director.

     
  (9) The Executive Director shall issue a Certificate of Completion to candidates who successfully complete the Real Estate Brokers' Program.
     
  (10)
(a) 

For classroom delivery programs, candidates must complete all course requirements of the Real Estate Brokers' Program within two years from the date of registration for the first course.

(b)  The Executive Director upon written application from a candidate may extend the time period to complete the course requirements for a classroom delivery program if, in the opinion of the Executive Director, the candidate’s failure to complete the course requirements in the prescribed time was due to exceptional circumstances.
     
  (11) For classroom delivery programs, candidates must attend at least 75% of the classes and obtain a grade of 70% or higher on assignments and examinations for each courses in the Real Estate Brokers' Program to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
     
  (12)
(a)  For the distance delivery program, candidates must successfully complete all course requirements, including course assignments and examinations, within two years from the date of registration for the Real Estate Brokers' Program.
(b)  The Executive Director, upon written application from a candidate, may extend the time period to complete the course requirements for the distance delivery program if, in the opinion of the Executive Director, the candidate’s failure to complete the course requirements in the prescribed time was due to exceptional circumstances.
     
  (13) Candidates may register for the distance delivery program at any time.
     
  (14)
(a)  For the distance delivery program, candidates must obtain a grade of 70% or higher on each course assignment and on each course examination to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
(b)  Candidates who fail to obtain a grade of 70% or higher on a course examination may re‑write this examination one time upon payment of the prescribed fee.
(c) Candidates who fail to obtain a grade of 70% or higher in a course examination after two attempts are required to re-register and complete all course assignments for that course before they can re-write the course examination again.
     
  (15) The Executive Director shall issue a Permission to Write the Provincial Qualifying Examination for brokers to candidates who have qualified for a Certificate of Completion for the Real Estate Brokers' Program.
     
  (16) Candidates must present their Permission to Write and an acceptable picture identification to obtain entrance to the Provincial Qualifying Examination for brokers.
     
  (17)
(a)  Candidates who fail to obtain a grade of 70% or higher on the Provincial Qualifying Examination may re-write this examination one more time upon payment of the prescribed fee.
(b)  The Executive Director shall issue a Permission to Re-Write to candidates who wish to re-write the Provincial Qualifying Examination and have paid the prescribed fee.
     
  (18) A Permission to Write is valid for one years from the date of issue, and a Permission to
Re‑Write is valid for sixty days from the date of issue.
     
  (19) Candidates who fail to obtain a grade of 70% or higher on the Provincial Qualifying Examination after two attempts are required to re-register in and complete all the course requirements of the Real Estate Brokers' Program before they can re-write the Provincial Qualifying Examination again.
     
  (20)
(a)  Refund of course fees in a classroom delivery program for failing to complete the Real Estate Brokers' Program is at the discretion of the education institution or real estate institution delivering this program.
(b)  A candidate in the distance delivery program may have a refund of the program fees if the candidate returns all course materials in an unused condition to the course administrator before the submission of the first assignment or sixty days from the date of registration, whichever is earlier, but an administrative fee shall be deducted from the eligible refund.
     
  (21) In the distance delivery program, the prescribed fee for:
(a)  taking five compulsory courses and one elective course is $1,275.00, or
(b)  taking one or more courses is $230.00 per course.
     
  (22) The prescribed fee for:
(a)  re-writing a course examination is $50.00;
(b)  re-writing the Provincial Qualifying Examination is $50.00;
(c) administering the refund of the program fee for the distance delivery program of the Real Estate Brokers' Program is $50.00.
     
  (23)
(a)  With an exemption from one or more courses in the Real Estate Brokers' Program, the fee for writing the Provincial Qualifying Examination without course materials is $100.00 per course.
(b)  With an exemption from the Real Estate Brokers' Program, the fee for writing the Provincial Qualifying Examination and course materials is $250.00.
     
  (24)  This Resolution comes into effect on October 1, 2003.

Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, on the 19th day of March 2003.

 

 

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