This summer, the Real Estate Council of BC (“RECBC”) expects to complete its integration with BC Financial Services Authority (“BCFSA”) and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (“OSRE”) to provide greater oversight over the financial services sector in British Columbia.
Upon completion of the integration, the home page for BC’s real estate regulator will be www.bcfsa.ca
You can read about the integration here and learn more about what the new regulator will look like here. Communications will increase as BCFSA, RECBC, and OSRE move closer to the integration. Until that time, BCFSA, RECBC and OSRE will continue to carry out their individual legislated responsibilities and operate as separate organizations.
All accommodation requests will be evaluated under RECBC’s Accommodation Policy. Please keep in mind that the authority and the responsibility to evaluate and make a decision about an accommodation request lie with RECBC.
RECBC maintains accommodation-related information in strict confidence and will not use the information for a purpose other than evaluating the accommodation request to which the information relates.
An applicant for a licence or a licensee who is adversely affected by a rule or requirement administered by RECBC due to a Protected Characteristic may make an accommodation request to RECBC. Simply submit this Accommodation Request Form, together with any supporting documentation required under Supporting Documentation for Limitation Not Related to Disability or Supporting Documentation for Limitation Related to Disability.
A person who is asking RECBC to accommodate a limitation must provide sufficient supporting information to identify and confirm any relevant Protected Characteristics and associated limitations. Usually the information that will be required by RECBC to support the request will be proportionate to the complexity and duration of the requested accommodation.
In the case of a request for the accommodation of a limitation arising from or associated with a Protected Characteristic which is a disability (Disability), RECBC requires confirmation in writing from an appropriately qualified practitioner that the person has a disability through the Health Care Practitioner Information Form.
RECBC may ask for more detailed or specific information, including a diagnosis, if such information has been reasonably identified as a necessary part of RECBC’s evaluation of an accommodation request.
If you are asking RECBC to accommodate a limitation caused by or associated with a disability, you must provide a completed Health Care Practitioner Information Form.
Please ensure you have all required documentation before proceeding, as you will be asked to upload it as part of your application.