Recognized Course Providers

Individuals hoping to become licensed will need to complete the required education through a recognized course provider. RECA’s Industry Councils recognize courses and course providers that meet the set requirements for their respective industries. 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 the course will prepare you 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. For each course, the recognized course providers are listed with the current exam statistics. Selecting the name of the course provider will take you to the related course information on that provider’s website.

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 looking to become a real estate broker, must also complete the Real Estate Broker Program.


For each course, the recognized course providers are listed with the current exam statistics. Selecting the name of the course provider will take you to the related course information on that provider’s website. Learn more about choosing a course provider (pdf).

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) 1,801 70% 73%
Alberta Real Estate School 721 85% 79%
Bow Valley College – new course
NAITnew course 5 100% 81%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 106 74% 76%
RELO 708 76% 75%
Rise Real Estate Academy 103 71% 74%

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) 1,786 66% 72%
Alberta Real Estate School 577 77% 76%
NAITnew course
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 13 54% 69%
RELO 1,076 72% 75%
Rise Real Estate Academy 94 64% 73%

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) 455 51% 69%
Alberta Real Estate Schoolnew course
Bow Valley College – new course
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 52 75% 73%

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) 433 39% 66%
Alberta Real Estate Schoolnew course
NAIOP Edmonton Associationnew course
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business – new course
RELO 24 38% 66%
Rise Real Estate Academy 26 46% 68%

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) 204 78% 74%

Real Estate Broker Program

Those hoping to become a real estate broker must have at least two years of experience as a real estate licensee 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) 82 57% 69%

 


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) 520 63% 72%
Alberta Real Estate School 119 71% 75%

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) 450 82% 76%
Alberta Real Estate School new course

Mortgage Broker Program

Those hoping to become a mortgage broker must have at least two years of experience as a mortgage licensee 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
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) – new course 8 75% 71%

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
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) 281 70% 72%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 90 87% 76%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division 9 100% 79%

Practice of Condominium Management

This course must be completed by:

  • new condominium manager associates entering the industry
Recognized Course Provider Exam Statistics
Exam Attempts Success Rate Average Score
Alberta Condominium Manager Education Consortium (ACMEC) 422 73% 73%
REDI Canada + Haskayne School of Business 181 79% 73%
UBC Sauder Real Estate Division 17 71% 72%

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) 109 53% 68%

The following course providers have been recognized by the appropriate Industry Council. These providers must also submit each course they offer to the Industry Council for recognition. Only providers with courses currently available are listed below. Approved courses can be found under the related sectors above.