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How long is the course?

100 Hours.

Do I have to take the courses in order?

Yes. You must first start with the Fundamentals of Real Estate course. Then you must take the four practice area courses. The practice area courses can be taken in any order. Then you must conclude with the Broker course. Note that each course requires a final exam administered by RECA.

What courses do I have to take to become a broker?

You have to take a total of 6 courses. There are 5 pre-requisite courses followed by the Broker Course. The courses are:


      • 1 x Fundamentals of Real Estate Course
      • 4 x Practice Area Courses
          • Residential
          • Commercial
          • Property Management
          • Rural
        • 1 x Broker Course

If I am licenced in a different province and want to become licenced in Alberta, do I need to take this training?

No. If you hold a Real Estate Licence in any other province, the pre-education requirement is waived. Proceed to step 2. Note: licencees in some USA jurisdictions also have pre-education training requirements waived. See RECA for a complete list.

I am licenced in a different province but want to become licenced in a new area of practice. Do I need to re-take the Fundamentals of Real Estate?

Please contact Credentialing Support Services at education@reca.ca  for detailed information.

Can I complete the training before I am registered with RECA?

Yes. You may purchase and begin your training before you are registered with RECA; however, you will need to provide your RECA ID in order to receive the final completion certificate.

If I do not meet the eligibility criteria, can I still take the course?

Yes, anyone may purchase and complete the course. You will not receive a completion certificate without providing a RECA ID.

If I don’t understand, how do I get help?

There are some aftermarket tutors that can help you. Some tutors are approved by RECA and agree to follow RECA’s Education Code of Conduct for Learners. You can get a list of them after you set up your MyRECA ID.

What is the Real Estate’s Associate Program or REAP?

The training offered by Rise including the Fundamentals of Real Estate and the training classes for each of the four areas of practice also referred to as REAP or Pre-Licencing Education.

What is the Pre-Licencing Education?

The training offered by Rise including the Fundamentals of Real Estate and the training classes for each of the four areas of practice also referred to as Pre-Licencing Education or REAP (Real Estate’s Associate Program).

How long do I have to complete the course?


What if the course expires before I finish it?


What if I don’t like the course?

Rise offers a Money Back Guarantee. We stand behind our product and protect you by offering your money back within 30 days of purchase if your course isn’t 50% complete.

How long does it take to become a real estate associate broker or broker?

It takes a minimum of two years but likely longer. You have to complete all the education (6 courses in total), all the related exams, have two years of experience as a licenced professional within the last five years.

Can I complete the Practice Area Courses before I complete the Fundamentals?

This is not recommended. The fundamentals course is RECA’s first required pre-licencing training course and sets you up for success in the other courses. RECA will not allow you to take the exam for the Areas of Practice without first completing the Fundamentals of Real Estate Training Course and passing the associated exam.

Can I take the Rise Academy Course if I have completed the Fundamentals Course or other pre-requisite courses with another Recognized Course provider?

You may complete courses from different providers.

How do I get a RECA ID Number?

1. Set up a myRECA account at myreca.ca
2. Complete your Eligibility Application and submit through myReca
3. Pay the fee.

What are the eligibility requirements to register with RECA?

1. Be at least 18 years old
2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
3. Demonstrate English proficiency
4. Provide a certified criminal record check
5. Be able to lawfully study and work in Canada
6. Be able to provide specific government issued identification (ID)

Can I Take the exam if I haven’t completed the course?

No. The only exception is if you have completed the course in another approved jurisdiction.

Can I take the practice areas exam(s) before I take the fundamentals of real estate exam?

No. You must first write the fundamentals exam prior to writing in a practice area.

What is the passing grade for the exam?

RECA sets the passing grade at 70%.

How long does it take to complete the training course?


Do I write the exam in person or online?

You have a choice! You can book for an in-person proctored exam or an on-line proctored exam.

How do I book my exam?

Login to your account at MyRECA.ca for instructions on how to book your exam.

What if I require a special accommodation for my exam?

If you require special accommodations, you must first be approved by RECA. You must provide RECA with current documentation from a qualified professional explaining in detail the reasons for the accommodation and specific recommendations proving your need for any accommodation. Please email Credentialing Support Services at education@reca.ca to find out more about your options Additional resources can be found at MeaZure Learning ProctorU 

How do I schedule, reschedule or cancel my exam?

Contact MeaZure Learning ProctorU here

What do I need to know before I write my exam?

Read RECA’s Exam Guideline for Learners before you write your exam. <> OR <>

How do I get prepared to write the exam?

Rise offers a Money Back Guarantee. We stand behind our product and protect you by offering your money back within 30 days of purchase if your course isn’t 50% complete.

What does the Online Exam Engine look like?

Check out this video video

Where can I write my exam in person?

There are several testing centers across Alberta. Find a list here here

How do I join a brokerage?

Find a brokerage you want to work for and apply for employment.

How should I choose a brokerage?

Interview several brokerages and find the one that best suits your needs. See the attached list of questions list of questions provided by RECA to ask when interviewing a broker.

How do I get licenced?

The Brokerage you are working for will begin the licencing process. You will have to provide them your myRECA username. They will then use their brokage myRECA account to initiate your application. Once this is started, log back in to your myRECA account and fill out the balance of your application. When it is accepted by the broker and your fees are paid you are registered, licenced and may begin work!

How do I know if I am licenced?

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

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