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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) Fundamentals of Real Estate 100 73% 74%
Alberta Real Estate School Fundamentals of Real Estate NEW COURSE
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business Fundamentals of Real Estate NEW COURSE
RELO Fundamentals of Real Estate 51 73% 74%

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) Practice of Residential Real Estate 71 79% 75%
RELO  Practice of Residential Real Estate 235 80% 77%

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) Practice of Property Management New Course

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) Practice of Rural Real Estate n/a

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
TBA

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) Fundamentals of Mortgage brokerage 5 80% 74%

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


Practice of Mortgage Brokerage

This course must be completed by:

  • new mortgage associates entering the industry
Recognized Course Provider Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) Practice of Mortgage Brokerage 6 67% 67%

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
TBA

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


Condominium managers must complete Fundamentals of Condominium Management and Practice of Condominium Management, 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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) Fundamentals of Condo Management 102 62% 71%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business Fundamentals of Condominium Management 21 81% 75%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division Fundamentals of Condominium Management NEW COURSE

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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
Recognized Course Provider Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate1 Average Exam Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) Practice of Condo Management 116 50% 69%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business Practice of Condominium Management 37 54% 70%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division Practice of Condominium Management NEW COURSE

1 – Program Success Rate is the rate that people who have completed the course from the same provider were successful in passing the exam. So if 5 people took the exam after completing a particular course provider’s course, and 4 passed, the Program Success Rate would be 80%.


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 Recognized Course Annual Statistics
Number of Candidates Program Success Rate Average Exam Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium Condominium Management Broker Program NEW COURSE

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.

  • Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC)
  • Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA)
  • Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)
  • Alberta Real Estate School
  • Bow Valley College
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business
  • RELO
  • Rise Real Estate Academy
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), in partnership with the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)
  • UBC Sauder Real Estate Division