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Professional Standards Manual

I. Introduction

About the Professional Standards Manual

This Professional Standards Manual is designed to ensure that licensees have the information they need to carry out their duties under the Real Estate Services Act (RESA). The Council has developed the material in this manual with the participation of real estate licensees and it has been thoroughly reviewed and approved prior to publication.

As a licensee, you can use the information in the Professional Standards Manual to:

  • Better understand your professional obligations
  • Manage challenges or answer questions that arise in your professional practice
  • Support your ongoing development of knowledge, skills, and professional competence.

Licensees are expected to be knowledgeable about the Professional Standards, and are responsible for keeping up to date with additions and revisions to this information. The laws, regulations and policy rulings affecting real estate matters are subject to constant and continuing change, and information in the Professional Standards Manual is revised to keep pace with these changes.

Licensees have a duty to keep themselves up-to-date by reading the Report from Council newsletter, which includes reports on any major regulatory changes and revisions or additions to information in the Professional Standards Manual. If in doubt about any information in the Professional Standards Manual, licensees should contact their managing broker or the Council for guidance.

The Council values any comments and suggestions from licensees about the content in this manual. If you would like to provide feedback on anything you read in this manual, you can email the Council at info@recbc.ca.