Please note: RECA is in the process of divesting itself of all licensing education by June 1, 2022. Until the divestment process is complete, all current pre-licensing requirements remain in effect.
Pre-licensing education is a serious time and financial commitment.
Each industry has its own pre-licensing program you must complete before you can apply for a licence. Please review the initial eligibility requirements before you read further.
Condominium managers must complete the Fundamentals of Condominium Management and the Practice of Condominium Management and the accompanying exams to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Those hoping to become a condominium manager broker must have two years of experience as a condominium manager within the last five, and complete the Condominium Manager Broker Program and the accompanying exam.
Individuals wishing to get their condominium manager licence should review the list of Recognized Course Providers to find the courses that work best for their individual needs Individuals with conditional licences in condominium management can challenge the licensing exams without completing the education. However, the Residential Property Manager Industry Council recommends that conditional licensees complete the education before challenging the exam. Condominium management courses include:
Condominium Management Exams
You have 3 months to write your exam from the date you complete your course with your course provider. If you completed your condominium management course, then fail the exam, you will receive an email with instructions for re-writing the exam. If you fail the second attempt, you must retake the course. Each additional exam attempt is $235. Please note, there is no option to re-write the exam if you challenge the exam without taking the course.
Condominium Management Practice Exams
Practice exams for the Fundamentals of Condominium Management, the Practice of Condominium Management, and the Condominium Management Broker Program courses are now available.
Access to the practice exam is dependent on the following:
Those who complete practice examinations are more successful on the actual examination. There are several reasons for this:
As a learner, you can access the practice exams, at a cost of $65 per attempt, at any time from course completion up until you pass the actual exam. RECA has also created an Exam Preparation Guide to assist learners as they prepare for the exam.
Practice exams can be written anywhere, and they have no time limit. When you complete your course, you will get an email with a link to purchase a practice exam attempt, or you can click on “Purchase Practice Exam” in the course table in your myRECA account, under Exam Activities. You will have one attempt per purchase. Once your practice exam is submitted you won’t be able to go back into it.
Real Estate and Property Management
Real estate pre-licensing education consists of the Fundamentals of Real Estate course, and a series of practice courses, one for each of the four areas of practice, including property management.
Real estate pre-licensing education costs anywhere from $2,150 to $4,700 depending on the number of practice courses you take, and you must complete each course in 6 months, including passing exams.
Complete the free online Real Estate Career Information Session before considering a career in real estate or property management. It will outline what working as a professional is like to help you decide if enrolling in REAP is the right decision for you.
Mortgage pre-licensing education consists of the Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage course and the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage course. The Practice of Mortgage Brokerage is offered by the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA), and must be completed within six months of the Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage being completed.
RECA offers free practice exams for learners who have completed a RECA pre-licensing course. Once you complete a course, you will see a Practice Exam link at the end of the course in the Moodle education platform. You may have to scroll to the bottom of the page. You can access the practice exam at any time from when you complete that course up until you pass the actual exam.
RECA practice exams give you the confidence to know you are ready for the real exam, and reflect the real exam experience. Practice exams are free for learners. Do not be misled by others offering practice exams. Using RECA practice exams means you are getting a practice exam from the actual exam provider.
Real Estate and Mortgage Exams
Learners have two attempts in total to write their respective exam. Learners are responsible for paying the fee for each attempt. Learners must also write and complete their exams before their program/course expiration date, no exception. Passing grade is 70%.
RECA’s exams are written at an exam centre/physical location. To book your exam, you must first complete your practice exam. Once you have completed your practice exam for the course that you’re taking, you will receive an email with next steps on how to book the exam.
If you require exam accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please explain your situation and the reason for your request.
RECA’s course materials are designed to be self-paced and are sufficient to prepare you to pass the final exams and work in the industry once licensed. That said, some learners may seek the help of a tutor. A list of RECA-approved tutors is available on myRECA. Remember that seeking help from a tutor is not required to successfully complete RECA exams.
Seeking the help of a volunteer or paid tutor who is not approved by or affiliated with RECA is okay, but in some cases, it might cause you to unintentionally violate RECA’s Education Code of Conduct for Learners (the Code of Conduct). Individuals who breach or violate the Code of Conduct may be subject to the following consequences:
If a tutor or a tutoring company is using or plagiarizing RECA’s materials (e.g., content taken directly from our manuals, eBooks, online content, activities, quizzes, and practice exams) it is a violation of the Code of Conduct.
To avoid the consequences of breaking the Code of Conduct, learners should be vigilant when hiring tutoring services. Tutors should help you strengthen your knowledge of the subject area by clarifying concepts.
The tutoring service that a learner chooses is discretionary and RECA is not responsible for any costs incurred.