Getting Licensed

This is a step-by-step guide to applying for a licence from RECA. Each step will contain everything you need to know for your situation. Click on drop down links for more information on certain topics and steps.

All four sectors begin the process the same way. Some steps apply to specific industries or situations. Please only complete steps that pertain to you.

Please review the entire process before beginning.

New applicants should pay special attention to the Education Eligibility requirements in Step 3c (unless you are a Licence Mobility or Suitability applicant).


There’s no sense completing any further steps if you are not eligible to become a licensed professional.

Eligibility standards:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • able to lawfully study and work in Canada
  • able to provide specific government-issued identification (ID)
  • have a minimum of Canadian high school education or equivalent
  • be proficient in the English language

Additional requirements for Real Estate and Property Management industries

  • complete Real Estate Career Information Session
    • Once complete, the session will generate a certificate you must provide as part of your education eligibility application in step 3
    • If you are considering real estate as a career, take the time to complete this session before moving to step 2

Additional requirement for Real Estate Appraisers

  • complete real estate appraisal education prescribed by AIC, CNAREA, or AAA, and be a member in good standing in one of these associations
  • you must provide proof of good standing from your chosen association
  • contact one of these appraiser associations to learn more

myRECA is RECA’s online licensing and education system. You will become eligible, complete courses, request services, and maintain your licence through myRECA.

When you create an account, you will:

  • Create a username and password
  • Supply the email RECA will use to contact you
  • Accept the myRECA Terms of Use, which gives RECA consent to contact you or otherwise use your personal information for regulatory purposes

Tutorial for Creating a myRECA Account


Once you complete setting up your myRECA account, the system will ask you to log in for the first time. Do not begin this step until you are ready to begin your application and education eligibility process. This step includes the completion of one of three potential eligibility related applications, including payment. Read through these steps and wait until you’re ready before logging in for the first time.

The first question in this process will ask you what type of user you are. Select Industry Professional.

The first time you log in, RECA will ask you to submit one of the following:

As you answer the questions in myRECA when you log in, you can answer negatively to the labour mobility and suitability questions if they do not apply to you, and move on to the Education Eligibility Application.

If Labour Mobility or Suitability reviews apply to you, the system will instruct you about your next steps.

Go to step 3a, 3b, or 3c, depending on which situation applies to you.

Abandonment Policy

RECA considers an Education Eligibility application abandoned 180 days after payment of the $100 non-refundable application fee. RECA destroys all documentation for abandoned applications.

Privacy Policy

RECA maintains reasonable and systematic controls, schedules, and practices for personal information retention and destruction. As part of RECA’s Education course enrollment process, learners are required to indicate they agree to RECA’s collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information for determining their eligibility and enrollment in any pre-licensing or post-licensing education courses, licensing, and other regulatory purposes under the Real Estate Act, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

 

 


Only industry professionals from certain jurisdictions are eligible for labour mobility with Alberta. Make sure you are eligible by reviewing the information in the drop down below.

Labour mobility eligible jurisdictions

If you currently hold or previously held a licence in one of the below jurisdictions, you are exempt from the pre-licensing education requirements in Alberta for a comparable licence class.

Real Estate Mortgage
Canada USA Canada
British Columbia Colorado British Columbia
Saskatchewan Georgia Saskatchewan
Manitoba Montana Manitoba
New Brunswick Nebraska New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Oregon Ontario
Northwest Territories South Dakota Quebec
Ontario Utah
Quebec
PEI
Yukon
Nova Scotia
Completing a Labour Mobility Application

When you log in to myRECA for the first time, the system will ask if you are coming from another jurisdiction. Answer positively, and follow the steps.

The fee for a Labour Mobility Application is $100.

The system will ask you to upload supporting documents with your application. You have six months to complete your application.

The required documents are:

  • Profile photo
  • Canadian-issued identification, which includes:
    • birth certificate
    • permanent resident card
    • citizenship card, front and back
    • valid work permit
  • If there are terms, conditions, or restrictions on your licence, you must provide evidence of same
  • Proof that you met the English proficiency requirements in your current jurisdiction. If you weren’t required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency in your current jurisdiction, you must meet Alberta’s English proficiency standard of English 30 or equivalent, or greater

 

Licensing History from your current jurisdiction

Also, request your current and past regulatory bodies to send RECA your licensing history. RECA deems licensing histories valid for 90 days from the issue date. As such, if approved for labour mobility, you must become licensed within 90 days from the date of your licensing history or your eligibility will expire.

Additional Education

Professionals coming from a jurisdiction that is NOT British Columbia or Nova Scotia must complete the Consumer Relationships e-learning course on transaction brokerage and designated agency. The Consumer Relationships course fee is $300 and you must complete it and the exam within 120 days of RECA issuing a licence. RECA licensing staff will direct you on how to enroll.

If RECA approves your Labour Mobility application, go to step 5: Certified Criminal Record Check.

Tutorial for completing a Labour Mobility Application

 


During the licensing process you will need to answer a series of suitability questions about matters such as past criminal proceedings, regulatory proceedings, civil proceedings, and bankruptcies. If this might be an issue for you, it is better to address it now through a Suitability Review, before you proceed any further.

Suitability issues can include events where you:

  • have been disciplined by a professional association; professional or occupational body, or any other regulatory body.
  • have withdrawn, received a lifetime ban or had any licence, registration, or authorization suspended, cancelled or revoked by any regulatory body.
  • have been fined, sanctioned or disciplined by any professional, occupational or trade association or any other regulatory body.
  • are the subject of an investigation or any kind of review by any professional, occupational or trade association or by any other regulatory body.
  • have been or are the subject of a judgment or order related to misrepresentation, theft, fraud, breach of trust or the provision of products or services.
  • are the defendant in any active civil proceedings where the statement of claim alleges misrepresentation, theft, fraud or breach of trust or where the civil proceeding is in relation to the provision of product or services.
  • have been or are the subject of bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership proceedings.
  • have been or are the subject of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings.
  • have been charged with a criminal offence.
  • have participated in the Alternative Measures Program.
  • have been found guilty or convicted of any offence under any law of any jurisdiction (excluding provincial or municipal highway offences).

A positive response to these questions on a licensing application will trigger a review of your good character by RECA, and may result in RECA refusing your application or placing terms on your licence.

If you think you might have a concern with these suitability issues, apply for a suitability review prior to spending any money on the pre-licensing education. Better you find out if there’s an issue before you begin than after spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on courses.

How RECA reviews your suitability

RECA follows a Good Character Policy when determining suitability.

Case law defines good character as moral strength and includes integrity, candour, empathy, and honesty. RECA evaluates the following when assessing an individual’s good character:

  • respect for the rule of law
  • honesty
  • governability
  • financial responsibility
  • professionalism

Read RECA’s Good Character Policy in full.

 

Complete a Suitability Review

When you log in to myRECA for the first time, the system will ask you if there is anything in your past that you think may prevent you from becoming licensed. If you answer positively, follow the system steps.

The Fee for a Suitability Review Application is $200.

The system will ask you to upload supporting documents with your application. The supporting documents RECA requires differ depending on which suitability question you answer positively.

If RECA reviews your suitability and determines your circumstances would not prevent you from obtaining a licence, you may go to step 3c and begin an Education Eligibility Application.

Tutorial for completing a Suitability Review Application


Before you can enroll in RECA pre-licensing courses, you must prove you meet the requirements from step 1.

TIP: If you plan on real estate or property management as your career, and you haven’t already done so, complete the Real Estate Career Information Session before starting this process.

When you log into myRECA for the first time, and answer no to the Labour Mobility and Suitability Review sections, you will begin an Education Eligibility Application. Answer honestly as you will have to provide evidence.

The fee for an Education Eligibility Application is $100. This fee is non-refundable.

The system will ask you to upload documents supporting your eligibility. For a complete list of proof that RECA accepts for eligibility, see the drop down items below. Upload the required documents to your application within your myRECA account.

Here are the documents we require:

 

1. Source document – proof of identity and ability to study in Alberta (no substitute accepted)
Born in Canada copy of birth certificate
Born outside of Canada
  • front and back copy of your Canadian Citizenship Card/Certificate
  • front and back copy of your valid Permanent Resident card
  • a copy of your Work Permit (must be without study restrictions and be valid for length of program)
2. Supporting Document – Government photo identification (one of the following)
RECA accepts
  • Canadian passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Provincial identification card
  • Treaty status card
  • Canadian Forces identification card
  • Firearms card
Identification must contain
  • a clear photo
  • your full legal name
  • your date of birth
Identification must also
  • be valid (not expired)
  • have been issued within the last 5 years if the identification does not have an expiry date

Important: If there are errors in either the source document or government photo identification the issuing government agency must make the correction. If the legal name on the identification is truncated due to limited space, we may request additional documentation to confirm the full legal name.

The name and birthdate in the source document, government issued photo identification, and myRECA account must match.

3. If the identification does not match we will accept the following:
Legal name change All name change documents must show both the current and the previous name and be supported by one of the following:

  • registered marriage certificate(s) issued by a vital statistics agency
  • divorce decree(s)/certificates(s)
  • certificate(s) of name change
Preferred name(s) Preferred names (i.e. Bill instead of William or Sue instead of Susan) are not allowed unless a legal certificate of name change is presented.

  • names cannot be re-arranged into a different order
  • once licensed an industry professional can apply for an AKA to use a preferred name
4. Proof of Education

You must request your education institution or assessment service mail an official education transcript or education assessment to: Real Estate Council of Alberta, Suite 202, 1506 11 Ave SW, Calgary AB T3C 0M9

Proof of Canadian Education (one of the following
  • High School Graduation transcript showing a graduation diploma was granted
  • General Education Development Tests (GED) transcript if you did not complete your Canadian high school education or your transcript cannot be provided
  • post-Secondary transcript from a Canadian University or Canadian College listed as a member of the Universities or Colleges of Canada websites showing one of the following:
    • diploma has been granted (minimum 2-year program)
    • degree has been granted
    • successful completion of a minimum of 3 for-credit academic courses towards a diploma (2-year minimum) or degree
Proof of Non-Canadian Education
  • Assessed non-Canadian education transcript stating:
    • that it is at least equivalent to a minimum of a Canadian high school graduation diploma
    • the Education Assessment must be completed by a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC)
    • please direct any concerns to the ACESC member you are using
RECA does not accept the following as proof of education:

  • trade or vocational designations, certificates, or diplomas
  • apprenticeships or fast-tracked or condensed education programs
  • professional or occupational memberships, certificates, or designations
  • non-credit college or university courses, designations, certificates, or diplomas
5. Proof of English Proficiency

All education programs are in English consistent with the Alberta business environment. You must provide proof of English proficiency, in all areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), by submitting one of the following documents.

 Transcript Indicating
  • graduation from an accredited Canadian high school incl. successful completion of Grade 12 English
  • graduation from a minimum 2-year diploma or degree program from a Canadian post-secondary education institution
    • in-classroom program
    • delivered in English
    • achieving a diploma or degree
Foreign Education Assessments Indicating
  • language of instruction was exclusively English
    • International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) Comprehensive Assessment
  • successful completion of Grade 12 English courses
    • International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) Educational Assessment
    • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) Secondary School Comprehensive Assessment Report
English Proficiency Assessment
  • English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • iBT test with an overall score of 92 and minimum scores of: Listening, 21; Speaking, 26; Reading, 21; Writing, 24
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Academic Assessment minimum score of 6.5 in all areas with a minimum overall score of 6.5 (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
    • General test with a minimum score of 7 in all areas (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
    • Minimum score of 60 in all areas, minimum overall score of 60 (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)
RECA will only accept assessments given by the listed organizations

  • ESL courses are not accepted as proof of English proficiency
  • Employment experience will not be considered as proof of English proficiency
6. Proof of Completing Real Estate Information Session (only applies to real estate or property management professionals)

 

7. Proof of Real Estate Appraisal Education (only applies to real estate appraisal professionals)

You must have completed the prescribed education and be a member in good standing of one of the following real estate associations. You must request a Letter of Good Standing be sent directly to RECA.

  • Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)
  • Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CNAREA)
  • Alberta Assessors’ Association (AAC)

Once RECA receives your supporting documentation and approves your application, you can enroll in RECA pre-licensing courses.

Tutorial for Completing an Education Eligibility Application


All industries have pre-licensing courses you must complete prior to applying for a licence.

Real Estate (including Property Management)

Real estate professionals and property managers must complete the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP). Property managers are a subset of real estate, and hold a real estate licence. REAP consists of the Fundamentals of Real Estate and at least one of the four Practice courses for residential, rural, commercial, or property management (which is the course property managers MUST complete). Residential and rural practitioners must also complete the additional, free Residential Measurement Standard course. The REAP program costs $2,150-$4,700, depending on the number of practice courses you complete.

Mortgage

Mortgage professionals must complete the Mortgage Associates Program (MAP). It consists of the Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage and the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage (delivered by the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association). The MAP program costs $2,800.

Real Estate Appraisal

Real estate appraisal professionals must complete Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta. This course costs $1,100.

 

Real Estate Associates Program (REAP) (for real estate agents and property managers)

You must complete the Fundamentals of Real Estate before enrolling in a practice course.

Practice Areas

In order to practice in residential, rural, commercial, or property management, you must complete the corresponding education first. As an example, professionals who only complete the residential real estate course, cannot practice in rural or commercial real estate, or perform property management services. If you complete the courses in all areas of practice, you practice in all those areas. To review definitions for each area of practice, click the links below.

Commercial Real Estate 
Property Management 
Residential Real Estate
Rural Real Estate

Important Information

Program Timeline – You have a maximum of 18 months to complete REAP from the date you enroll in Fundamentals of Real Estate (this includes the courses and exams).

Licensing Timeline – Once you complete REAP you have a maximum of one year, from the date you pass your Area of Practice exam, to become licensed.

Passing grade – You must obtain a minimum of 70% on exams to pass.

 

Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Real Estate

The Fundamentals of Real Estate provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for the practice courses and ultimately for your practice.

The course fee is $1,300, which includes access to the online course, support from Learner Support Services, 2 course manuals, 2 practice exams, 1 mid-term exam fee, and 1 final exam fee. Authorized exam centres deliver the exams, and you are responsible for the exam proctoring fees.

Practice of Residential Real Estate

The course includes relevant content, practical examples and thoughtful activities to prepare you for representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. The course fee is $850, which includes access to the online course, support from Learner Support Services, the course manual, practice exams and one final exam fee. Authorized exam centres deliver the exams, and you are responsible for the exam proctoring fees.

Practice of Rural Real Estate

The course discusses the complexities of selling and buying rural properties of an agribusiness nature, such as farms, ranches, as well as crop and livestock operations. The course focuses on matters that apply to rural sellers, buyers, and transactions. These matters include agribusiness operations, soil and climatic conditions, land descriptions, utility services, water management, waste management, tax implications, and a range of environmental issues and related legislation. The course fee is $850, which includes access to the online course, support from Learner Support Services, the course manual, practice exams, and one final exam fee. Authorized exam centres deliver the exams, and you are responsible for the exam proctoring fees.

Residential Measurement Standard

The Residential Measurement Standard unit is for those individuals who are planning on practicing in residential or rural real estate. We recommend completing this unit after the practice of residential or rural course. There is no fee for this unit. It will take 5 – 8 hours to complete and there is no exam.

Practice of Commercial Real Estate

This course describes the skills required in commercial real estate and the various aspects of commercial practice. It discusses the attributes of commercial, industrial and investment properties, basics of investment decision-making and ownership options for buyers and sellers. The course fee is $850, which includes support from Learner Support Services, the course manual, practice exams and the final exam fee. Authorized exam centres deliver the exams, and you are responsible for the exam proctoring fees.

Practice of Property Management

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed for a career in property management. It covers such topics as leasing, tenant selection, relevant legislation, property operations, residential tenancies and trust accounting. The course fee is $850, which includes access to the online course, support from Learner Support Services, the course manual, and 1 final exam fee.  Authorized exam centres deliver the exams, and you are responsible for the exam proctoring fees.

If you have earned a Real Property Administrator (RPA) or Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation and your designation is current, you may apply to RECA to be exempted from the property management course and exam. For further information, please contact RECA Education at education@www.reca.ca.

 

Mortgage Associates Program (MAP)

MAP consists of two courses: the Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage and the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage.

Important Information

Program Timeline – You have a maximum of 1 year to complete MAP from the date you enroll in Fundamentals of Mortgage (this includes courses and exams).

Licensing Timeline – Once you complete MAP you have a maximum of one year, from the date you pass your Practice exam, to become licensed.

Passing grade – You must obtain a minimum of 70% on exams to pass.

Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage

The Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage prepares learners for the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage and ultimately for their mortgage brokerage practice. The course fee is $1,300, which includes access to the online course, support from Learner Support Services, the course manual, the practice exams, 1 exam write.

Practice of Mortgage Brokerage

The Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) provides this course. This course allows learners to apply their knowledge through practice-related scenarios that cover a wide variety of situations. For information regarding this course and the cost, please contact AMBA.

 

Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta

The Real Estate Appraisal Program course consists of a single course: Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta.

Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta

The course fee is $1,100, and includes the course manual, online access to the course, support from Learner Support Services, and one exam.

Important Information

Course Timeline – You have a maximum of 4 months to complete Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta (this includes the course and exam).

Licensing Timeline – Once you complete the course, you have a maximum of one year, from the date you pass your exam, to become licensed.

Passing grade – You must obtain a minimum of 70% on exams to pass.

 

Accessing Courses

You enroll in and access these courses in the Education tab of your myRECA account (except for the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage, which AMBA delivers on behalf of RECA).

Exams

Exam Guidelines for Learners

Tutorial for Enrolling in RECA Education Courses


As you near the completion of your pre-licensing education, or, if you are applying for labour mobility, once you receive your approval, contact a private, accredited fingerprint agency or your local law enforcement to request a Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC). These agencies will fingerprint you and forward them to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) in Ottawa, who will perform the check.

RECA must review and accept your CCRC before you can become licensed.

CONSUMER TIP: Sign a Third Party Waiver of Consent when you apply for a CCRC, so the RCMP can forward your results directly to RECA.

CCRC FAQs

What is a Certified Criminal Record Check?

A Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC) is a certified fingerprint-based criminal record search for non-criminal purposes conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Ottawa, in which digital fingerprints are compared against the central repository of Canadian criminal records.

Please ensure you request a CCRC, not a vulnerable sector search.

Who is required to submit a CCRC?

RECA requires you to submit a CCRC if you are:

  • applying for a licence for the first-time in Alberta; or
  • an industry professional who has not been authorized with RECA in the past 12 months
Why does RECA require a CCRC?

RECA’s mandate is to protect the public, the reputation of the profession and to protect against and suppress mortgage fraud. RECA requires a CCRC to confirm your identity and background information. If you have had a criminal conviction, this may indicate you are not of good character, may place the public at risk, harm the integrity of the profession or bring the integrity of other industry professionals into disrepute. By providing digital fingerprints, the RCMP can confirm your identity and your background.

What are the CCRC requirements?

Your CCRC must be no older than 6 months at the time you submit an application for licensing.

The CCRC must contain your complete legal name and date of birth as it reads on your birth certificate, citizenship card or permanent residency card.

Complete a Third Party Waiver of Consent when you apply for your CCRC so the RCMP can send it directly to RECA.

What happens if my CCRC does not show my complete legal name?

If your CCRC does not show your complete legal name (i.e. your middle name is missing, or one of your names has been misspelled), depending on the circumstances, the executive director may:

  • require you to provide a corrected CCRC before you can apply for your licence and/or registration, or,
  • allow you to apply for your licence and/or registration and apply a condition to your licence to provide RECA with a new, corrected CCRC within 6 months.
What can I do if I have to provide a new CCRC?

Contact the location where you applied for your CCRC. The missing/incorrect name may be the result of a clerical error.

If the missing/incorrect name is the result of having provided proof of identification that contains a misspelled name or does not contain your full legal name (i.e. passport, driver’s licence), make sure the fingerprinting agency is aware of the requirement to submit your full legal name as it appears on your birth certificate, citizenship card or permanent resident card.

How do I get a CCRC?

To get a CCRC, go to a private accredited fingerprinting agency or a police detachment that provides fingerprinting services (NOTE: not all police services/detachments provide fingerprinting services – we suggest you call in advance). The private fingerprinting agency or local police will scan your fingerprints and forward them to the RCMP Civil Fingerprint Screening Services in Ottawa.

Fingerprints must be scanned and submitted electronically to the RCMP. The RCMP does not accept paper-based fingerprint submissions. Complete a Third Party Waiver of Consent when you apply for your CCRC so the RCMP can send it directly to RECA.

How long does it take to get a CCRC?

It depends on whether you have a criminal record. The link below provides the processing times communicated by the RCMP.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/processing-times-and-fees

RECA is not able to provide any explanations for RCMP processing delays.

What can I do to reduce delays?

To avoid delays in obtaining your CCRC:

  • apply for your CCRC before completing your pre-licensing education. Ensure your CCRC is not more than 6 months old at the time you apply to RECA for your licence.
  • make sure your complete legal name (exactly as it appears on your birth certificate, citizenship card or permanent resident card) and date of birth are reflected on in the CCRC.
Where can I get my fingerprints scanned?

Click here for a listing of private accredited fingerprinting agencies:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/where-do-get-a-criminal-record-check 

If you are unable to visit these locations, you may submit paper-based fingerprints using form C-216C available at your local police station or a private accredited fingerprinting agency to XL-ID Solutions, which will digitize your fingerprints and submit them to the RCMP on your behalf.

How do I know RECA has received my CCRC?

RECA will send you an email after we receive and review your CCRC. To ensure you receive this email, make sure your email address is up to date through your myRECA account.

Can I become licensed after RECA receives my CCRC?

If RECA has received, reviewed and accepted your CCRC, and you have completed all pre-licensing education and exams or have been approved for labour mobility, your broker can initiate your licensing and registration application.

Can I get licensed if I have a criminal record?

A criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from becoming licensed, as each applicant is evaluated on his or her own merits.

You may request a suitability review, as per step 3b of this process to avoid investing in pre-licensing education only to have your licence application refused due to something in your past (criminal record, discipline, etc).

What happens to my fingerprints and my CCRC?

When RECA receives your CCRC your fingerprints are immediately removed and destroyed. Your CCRC, with fingerprints removed, is held in confidence by RECA in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act and RECA’s Privacy Policy. For more information on RECA’s Privacy Policy, contact RECA’s Privacy Officer.

Further Information

For more information on CCRCs, please visit the RCMP’s Civil Fingerprinting Screening Services website at: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm


When you complete your education, or were approved for labour mobility, and RECA received and approved your Certified Criminal Record Check, you become eligible for licensing. This status will show in the Licensing tab of your myRECA account.

For your next step, you must contact a licensed brokerage in Alberta and come to an agreement for them to hire you.

CONSUMER TIP: Be choosy. Don’t just go with the first brokerage you come across. Every brokerage is different: different in size, level of supervision, opportunities for mentorship, and employment arrangements. It’s important to go with the brokerage that fits you best. Ask brokers a lot of questions before agreeing to work for them. RECA prepared a List of Questions to Ask A Brokerage (PDF) to use when interviewing a brokerage.

When your brokerage hires you, you will likely have to complete employment contracts with the brokerage, membership applications for your trade association (if your brokerage is a member), along with your licensing application.


Once you find a brokerage you want to work for, and they’ve agreed to take you on, your new broker will begin the licensing process.

To do so they will ask for your myRECA username.

They will use their brokerage myRECA account to begin an application for you based on your username. Once initiated, you can complete your portion of the application in your myRECA account. Once you’ve finished and submitted your application back to the broker, they will review your application. If they accept it,either they, or you, will pay your licensing fees (it depends what you agreed to beforehand). Once you or they have paid your fees, you’re licensed, registered, and ready to work.

Check the current licensing fees in the Fee Schedule.

Check your licence status in the licence tab of your myRECA account. It should indicate you are authorized and show what practice areas are on your licence (for real estate).

Tutorial for completing a new licence application with myRECA


Once RECA receives and approves your CCRC and you’ve completed your pre-licensing education, you are eligible for licensing.

In your licensing tab in your myRECA account, a button to Apply for Appraiser Licence will appear.

Go through this process and pay your licence fee. Once complete, you are licensed and ready to work.

Check the current licensing fees in the Fee Schedule.

Check your licence status on the Licensing tab of your myRECA account. It should say Authorized.

Tutorial for completing a new appraiser licence application with myRECA


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