Licensed industry professionals can retain their licence eligibility for three years after cancelling their authorization. Learn how to cancel, park, re-instate, or re-register your authorization below.
Sometimes industry professionals want to terminate their licence, or a broker wishes to terminate a professional from their brokerage.
Associates, associate brokers, and appraisers can terminate their licence with the Cancel button on the Licensing tab of their myRECA account. The cancellation takes effect as soon as the cancellation application is complete. Professionals have three years from the date of cancellation to reinstate their licence if they choose to do so.
Brokers can cancel the licence of any of their associates or associate brokers through the My People section of the brokerage tab within myRECA.
When brokers cancel a licence, RECA requires them to report any misconduct relating to fraud, misrepresentation, deception, theft, or unlawful activities on the part of the associate/associate broker to the executive director.
Sometimes professionals leave the industry for a while, but want to come back later. This is often called Parking a licence. There are many reasons industry professionals may decide to do this, including prolonged illness, taking full-time education, family obligations, or extended travel. No matter the reason, all industry professionals can take advantage of this option, if needed.
To park your licence, you can cancel your registration through the licensing tab within your myRECA account, you can ask your broker to cancel your registration, or you can wait for your registration to expire on September 30 of the current licensing year.
Regardless of how you cancel your registration, your licence with RECA remains valid for three years. You cannot work as an industry professional during this time. You can apply to re-instate your registration when you’re ready at any time during this period.
When professionals cancel their registration, or do not renew, and wish to come back in a different licensing year, it’s called reinstating your licence.
Historical REP Requirements
Industry professionals MAY sometimes have to complete REP requirements from previous years if they have let their registration lapse and want to re-instate their authorization within the 3 year period their licence remains valid.
To find out which courses you must complete, if any, and to enrol in the courses, log in to myRECA.
Real Estate Re-licensing Education Program Requirements
Real Estate Update 2018 (Commercial/Property Management)
Real Estate Update 2017 (Residential/Rural)
Real Estate Update 2016 (Residential/Rural)
When professionals cancel their registration, but decide to come back within the same licensing year, it’s called re-registering your licence.