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Relicensing Education Program

 

In accordance 2-8.1 of the Council Rules, all licensees are required to complete applicable relicensing education requirements in order to renew their real estate licence.

REP Requirements for Licence Renewal

Licensees are not required to complete any REP courses in advance of licence expiry dates in 2013 and 2014.

Individuals with licence expiry dates on or after January 1, 2015 are required to complete one applicable Legal Update course (during each 2 year registration period) prior to their licence expiry date.

If you are licensed to provide more than one service (ie. trading services and strata management services), you are still only required to complete one Legal Update course.

Please note that the Council’s Relicensing Education Program (REP) requirement is separate and distinct from any educational requirements mandated by the various real estate boards throughout the province.

REP Course and Registration Information

TRADING SERVICES

Real Estate E&O Insurance Legal Update (in-class or on-line)

or

Real Estate E&O Insurance Commercial Legal Update Course (in-class or on-line)

RENTAL or STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Real Estate E&O Insurance Legal Update for Strata Managers or Rental Property Managers (in-class or on-line)

REP Record Keeping and Reporting

Licensees are responsible for accurate reporting of course completion and must keep a detailed and valid record of the REP courses completed as they may be subject to an audit of their reported education.

Proof of completed education and attendance records must be kept in a specific education file along with sufficient information about the course including completion certificates and marks.  These records must be kept for five years from the renewal date for which the education was used.

Licensees will report on the REP coursework completed at the time of licence renewal and certify that the information they have provided is accurate.

Should a licensee who is subject to an audit not be able to provide documentary evidence of course completion reported on a licence application, the Council may take disciplinary action including terminating the licence until such time as the required education has been completed.

Licensees With Disabilities

It is the Council’s goal to create an ongoing education program that is accessible to everyone and ensures fair and consistent treatment of all licensees, including those with a disability in keeping with the BC Human Rights Code.  Licensees having a disability that would prevent them from completing a REP course may request special accommodations and arrangements and must provide appropriate assessment and report records including medical diagnosis and prognosis in order to facilitate the accommodation.  Information submitted will be kept confidential and used only for the purpose of facilitating accommodation.

Written requests for accommodation should be made 30 days in advance of registering for a course and must be submitted with supporting documentation to the Education and Licensing Officer at the Council offices.