Recognized Course Providers

Individuals hoping to become licensed will need to complete the required education through a recognized course provider. RECA’s board of directors recognizes courses and course providers that meet the set requirements. Course providers have the freedom to structure and organize their courses as works best for their institutional and instructional needs within these requirements.

The most important considerations for learners when choosing a course provider is that the course will prepare you to pass RECA’s exam to protect the public and to provide competent service in your chosen industry sector.

The information on courses and course providers below is intended to assist prospective licensees in researching their course options. Select the desired industry below for a list of related courses and recognized course providers.

Looking for more guidance? Download RECA’s guide on How to Choose a Course Provider for more information on things to consider when choosing your pre-licensing courses.


All real estate licensees must complete the Fundamentals of Real Estate, the practice course (or courses) applicable to the work they will be doing, and the accompanying exams to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Real estate practice areas include:

  • commercial
  • property management
  • residential
  • rural (agri-business)

Those hoping to become a real estate broker must have at least two years of experience as a real estate licensees within the last five, and must complete the Real Estate Broker Program and the accompanying exam.

How to Choose a Course Provider

Fundamentals of Real Estate

This course must be completed by:

  • new real estate associates entering the industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 363 75% 74%
Alberta Real Estate School 21 90% 79%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 16 56% 75%
RELO 205 79% 75%
Rise Real Estate Academy new course

Practice of Residential Real Estate

This course must be completed by:

  • new residential real estate associates entering the industry
  • all real estate associates looking to upgrade their licence to associate broker or broker
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 511 71% 73%
Alberta Real Estate School 16 100% 80%
RELO 474 80% 77%
Rise Real Estate Academy new course

Practice of Property Management

This course must be completed by:

  • new property management associates entering the industry
  • all real estate associates looking to upgrade their licence to associate broker or broker
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 53 36% 67%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business new course

Practice of Commercial Real Estate 

This course must be completed by:

  • new commercial real estate associates entering the industry
  • all real estate associates looking to upgrade their licence to associate broker or broker
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics 
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 46 43% 68%
Rise Real Estate Academy new course

Practice of Rural Real Estate

This course must be completed by:

  • new rural real estate associates entering the industry
  • all real estate associates looking to upgrade their licence to associate broker or broker
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 42 81% 75%

Real Estate Broker Program

Those hoping to become a real estate broker must have at least two years of experience as a real estate licensees within the last five, and must complete the Real Estate Broker Program and the accompanying exam.

Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) 9 33% 68%

Mortgage licensees must complete Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage and Practice of Mortgage Brokerage, including the accompanying exams, to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Those hoping to become a mortgage broker must have at least two years of experience as a mortgage associate within the last five, and must complete the Mortgage Broker Program and the accompanying exam.

How to Choose a Course Provider

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage

This course must be completed by:

  • new mortgage associates entering the industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) 59 63% 72%
Alberta Real Estate School new course

Practice of Mortgage Brokerage

This course must be completed by:

  • new mortgage associates entering the industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) 74 74% 73%

Mortgage Broker Program

Those hoping to become a mortgage broker must have at least two years of experience as a real estate licensees within the last five, and must complete the Mortgage Broker Program and the accompanying exam.

Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
TBA

Condominium managers must complete both the Fundamentals of Condominium Management course and the Practice of Condominium Management course, including the accompanying exams, to become eligible for licensing in Alberta. Those hoping to become a condominium manager broker must have at least two years of experience as a condominium manager within the last five, and must complete the Condominium Manager Broker Program and the accompanying exam.

How to Choose a Course Provider

Fundamentals of Condominium Management

This course must be completed by:

  • new condominium manager associates entering the industry
  • all individuals who currently offer condominium manager services who DO NOT currently hold a licence with RECA in another industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) 163 67% 72%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 47 85% 76%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division new course
Challenged exam 78 74% 73%

Practice of Condominium Management

This course must be completed by:

  • new condominium manager associates entering the industry
  • all individuals who currently offer condominium manager services who DO NOT currently hold a licence with RECA in another industry
  • all individuals who currently offer condominium manager services who DO currently hold a licence with RECA in another industry

You may enrol in this course before completing Fundamentals of Condominium Management.

Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) 198 61% 71%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 73 64% 72%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division 5 60% 70%
Challenged exam 148 79% 73%

Condominium Manager Broker Program

This course must be completed by:

  • new condominium manager brokers
  • all individuals who currently offer condominium manager services as an associate broker or broker who DO NOT currently hold a licence with RECA in another industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) 27 59% 69%
Challenged exam 17 59% 72%

The following course providers have been recognized by the appropriate Industry Council. These course providers, though recognized, may or may not have any recognized courses ready and available. They must also submit each course they offer for recognition by the Industry Council. To see approved courses, go to the drop down accordian menus below, organized by sector.