New Licensees

If you’re not licensed in one of the industries RECA regulates and you’d like to become licensed, you must:

  • complete the eligibility process to be able to enrol in pre-licensing education for the industry in which you would like to become licensed
  • enrol in and successfully complete your pre-licensing education with a recognized course provider
  • supply a current criminal record check

As a new licensing applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate that you are of good character and suitable for licensing.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to enrol in pre-licensing education, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • prove that you’re able to lawfully study and work in Canada
  • be able to provide an accepted form of valid government-issued identification (ID)
  • have a minimum of Canadian high school education or equivalent
  • provide proof of your English language skills

If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be eligible to enrol in pre-licensing education and thus, you will not be eligible for a licence.

For more information about the eligibility requirements and process, please review the Guide to Applying for Eligibility for First Time Licensees (pdf).

Licensing Process

For information about the process to apply for your licence after you have completed the eligibility requirements and your pre-licensing education, review the guides below:

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