Resolution 1996-15 of the Real Estate Council of Alberta
WHEREAS by Rule 19(1) under the Real Estate Act, S.A. 1995, c. R-4.5 (the “Act”), the Real Estate Council of Alberta (the “Council”) may prescribe, adopt or approve
- educational requirements that must be met by an applicant for an authorization,
- the requirements for continuing education for industry members, including educational requirements that must be met prior to the issuance of a renewal of an authorization, and
- examinations for the purposes of Section 7.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The Council hereby approves the policy for education and examination requirements for registration as a real estate salesperson.
- Terms that are defined in the Real Estate Act and Rules have the same meaning when they are used in this Policy.
- A person who wishes to be registered as a salesperson must fulfill the education requirements of Real Estate 1000 and pass a Provincial Qualifying Examination for salespersons.
- The Executive Director shall have the responsibility for approving the course outline, course objectives and lesson plan (consisting of a set of topics and the amount of time allocated to each topic) for Real Estate 1000.
- By Resolution dated July 9, 1996, the Council delegated to the Executive Director the responsibility for approving the Provincial Qualifying Examination for salespersons and the passing grade for this examination.
- The Executive Director may grant an exemption:
- from the Real Estate 1000 and the Provincial Qualifying Examination in accordance with Section 7 of the Rules, or
- from Real Estate 1000 if, in the opinion of the Executive Director, a candidate has already taken an equivalent course
- The Executive Director shall issue a Certificate of Completion to candidates who successfully complete Real Estate 1000.
- To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, candidates must attend 90% of the classes in Real Estate 1000 or meet the attendance requirements of the education institution delivering this course, whichever is greater.
- The Executive Director shall issue a Permission to Write the Provincial Qualifying Examination to candidates who have qualified for a Certificate of Completion for Real Estate 1000.
- Candidates must present their Permission to Write and an acceptable picture identification to obtain entrance to the Provincial Qualifying Examination.
- (a) Candidates who fail to attain a passing grade on the Provincial Qualifying Examination may re-write this examination two more times upon payment of the prescribed fee.
(b) The Executive Director shall issue a Permission to Re-Write to candidates who wish to re-write and have paid the prescribed fee.
- A Permission to Write is valid for one year from the date of issue, and a Permission to Re‑Write is valid for sixty days from the date of issue.
- Candidates who fail to attain a passing grade on the Provincial Qualifying Examination on three attempts are required to re-register and complete the course requirements of Real Estate 1000 before they can re-write the Provincial Qualifying Examination again.
- Refund of course fees for failing to complete Real Estate 1000 are at the discretion of the educational institution delivering this course.
- The prescribed fee to re-write the Provincial Qualifying Examination is $50.00.
- (a) Every application for an exemption pursuant to paragraph 5 must be accompanied by an administrative fee of $50.00.
(b) With an exemption from Real Estate 1000, the fee for writing the Provincial Qualifying Examination and course materials is $300.00.