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Activating An Old Licence


Individuals who have previously held a real estate licence in BC and wish to relicense need to determine whether or not they are qualified for licensing by emailing the Council at [email protected] requesting information about how to relicense.  Please include your full legal name (as previously licensed) and your date of birth.

Upon receipt of your email the Council will provide you with information regarding your education requalification date and instructions on how to relicense.  Due to the number of requests the Council receives it may take up to 10 business days to respond to your request.

Individuals within their requalification date will be notified of this and will be permitted to relicence. Individuals who have gone past their requalification date are required to rewrite the appropriate licensing examination and will be provided with the information, costs and forms necessary to do so.   Please click here for the Council’s requalification policy.

Individuals who have been unlicensed for more than five years, with the exception of UBC Urban Land Economic Diplomas (with Real Estate Management Option), and UBC Bachelor of Commerce graduates (with the appropriate real estate courses), will be required to rewrite the appropriate licensing examination. Those individuals requalifying as representatives licensed to provide trading services may also be required to complete an Accelerated version of the Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course.

The UBC Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division has regularly scheduled exam dates every March, June, September and December. Individuals may also rewrite their examination at the UBC Computer Examination Centre in Vancouver.

You can expect to incur costs for:

Relicensing applicants and those unlicensed for more than 90 days must submit an original criminal record check along with their licence application. Click here for further information.