Upgrading to Broker or Associate Broker

Upgrading to broker or associate broker

Newly licensed industry professionals cannot become brokers right away, unless they were licensed as such in jurisdiction with which Alberta has licensing mobility.


Becoming a Broker

Experience Requirement

The industry professional must have at least two years of licensed industry experience within the last five years.

Education Requirement

There is no additional education requirement to become a mortgage broker.

To become a broker in real estate, including property management, you need to:

  • complete the Real Estate Brokers Program;
  • score 70% or higher on the Real Estate Brokers Program final exam; and,
  • be authorized for ALL real estate activities (residential, commercial, rural, and property management).

Every broker must have a brokerage.

Click here for information on opening a brokerage.

Click here for information on taking over an existing brokerage  (go to the Change of Broker section).

Becoming an associate broker (real estate, including property management, only)

An associate broker has all of the education required to become a broker, but is not in charge of their own brokerage. Two years of industry experience is not required to become a real estate associate broker.

If you have completed the Real Estate Brokers Course, your licence automatically changes from Associate to Associate Broker.

You can confirm your licence class within myRECA.


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