Update: New Examination Requirements

Published on 17 October, 2016

Managing Broker Update: New Examination Requirements

New higher minimum passing grades have been approved by the Real Estate Council as the first measure to raise entry standards and increase professionalism among real estate licensees. At its meeting on September 20, 2016, the Council passed a motion raising the passing grade for all real estate licensing examinations and Applied Practice Course assessments to 70%.

Beginning January 1, 2017, all individuals in a real estate services licensing course must obtain a minimum grade of 70%in order to pass the licensing examination. Students in the Residential and Commercial Applied Practice Courses must also attain a minimum grade of 70% on all course assessments. The new passing grade raises the required minimum by 5%.

Further measures to raise entry standards and increase public protection are expected to be announced in the months ahead, including a comprehensive review of licensing education.

For more information on licensing requirements, please see:


If you have an inquiry regarding the educational requirements for licensing, please email [email protected].

This information is provided to you by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC).

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