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Relicensing Education Requirements

 

Licensed for trading services and/or rental property management services? You’ll need to complete two mandatory Relicensing Education Program courses before applying to renew a licence:

  • Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure course (3 days, $75)
  • Legal Update course (4 weeks, $275)

 

RECBC encourages licensees to complete their education well in advance of their licence renewal date.

Course offerings book up well in advance, so register early to be sure that you have sufficient time to complete both courses ahead of your licence renewal date. After completing each course, keep your course completion records in a safe place and submit them to RECBC along with your renewal application. 

Learn more about the required courses, including how to register, by reviewing the information below.


 

Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure Course

 

To register, you need your licence number. Find your licence number or see the REP reminder notice email you received from RECBC. 

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Who Must Take the Course

You must complete the mandatory Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure course if you are licensed to provide trading services and/or rental property management services.

 

What You’ll Learn
This self-paced online course gives you the information you need to understand and comply with the changes to the Rules in effect since June 15, 2018. You’ll learn:

  • when to use the mandatory disclosure forms
  • the reasons for the changes to agency and disclosure
  • how to adapt your day-to-day business practices
  • how to communicate effectively with consumers about the required disclosures and changes to agency.

Review the many resources in RECBC’s Licensee Knowledge Base. You’ll find everything you need to know about the agency and disclosure requirements. It’s a great way to prepare for the course!

 

When to Take the Course

We encourage you to take the course as soon as possible. You must provide proof of course completion with your licence renewal application.

 

Course Cost

The Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure course fee is $75. Course fees must be paid upon registration.

Course revenues support the development of further educational resources and courses to enhance licensees knowledge and help them to comply with regulatory requirements.

 

Course Length

Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure is a self-paced online course. In most cases, it is estimated the course will require a total of 5-6 hours to complete. 

The course must be completed within three days of registering, or the learner will be required to re-register.    

 

Course Details

This online course, developed in partnership with the UBC Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division, provides licensees the information they need to understand and comply with the changes to the Rules, effective from June 15, 2018.

Licensees will learn the technical requirements of the changes to the Rules, the rationale behind the changes, and what the changes may mean to their day-to-day practice.  This will help ensure that licensees are able to communicate effectively with consumers about the required disclosures and changes to agency, so that consumers can make informed real estate decisions.

 

There are five modules:

Module 1 – A Primer on Agency
Module 2 – Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services
Module 3 – Disclosure of Risks to Unrepresented Parties
Module 4 – Disclosure to Sellers of Expected Remuneration
Module 5 – The Ban on Dual Agency and Dual Agency Disclosure

 

Each module includes a lesson (including an introductory video) and an assessment. In order to proceed through the modules, learners must complete the lesson and obtain a mark of 70% or higher on the assessment.

Once you have completed and passed the module assessments, you will receive a course completion letter.

Submit the course completion letter to RECBC at the time you apply to renew your licence. Do not send the completion letter to RECBC in advance of your renewal application.

 

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Register online for the Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure course.

To register, you need your licence number. Click here to find it or see the REP reminder notice email you received from RECBC. 

 

 

3 Things to Know Before You Register:

  1. Registration for Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure is online through the UBC Sauder School of Business website. Have your licence number and UBC Real Estate Division student ID number (if you have one) ready when you register for the course. Find your licence number
  2. On the registration page, select a start date that suits your schedule from the list of available dates. You’ll have three days from the start date you select in which to complete the course.
  3. This is a self-paced online course that takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete. The course is based on information published in RECBC’s Licensee Knowledge Base. Check out the resources there before starting the course to familiarize yourself with the changes to agency and disclosure rules.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email from the UBC Sauder School of Business website with details for accessing the online course.

 

 


 

Legal Update Course

 

     

To register, you need your licence number. Click here to find it or see the REP reminder notice email you received from RECBC.  

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 The Legal Update course includes:

  • an online, self-paced learning component and 
  • a one-day classroom session.

You must complete both components of the Legal Update Course before applying to renew your licence. 

In the Legal Update Course, you’ll learn about legal and regulatory updates, as well as best practice reminders. It includes recent notable RECBC discipline cases, legal developments, Errors and Omissions reports, and covers key learning points for licensees to transfer into their business practices. The course incorporates case studies, polls, group discussions, and other activities to explore the key course topics and help you stay current with new developments in the ever-changing real estate environment.

 

You are only required to complete one Legal Update Course, even if you are licensed to provide more than one service (e.g. trading services and strata management services).

Course cost

The Legal Update course fee is $275. This fee covers the expanded delivery model and enhanced content. Any surplus will fund future content and delivery development.

 

Course Length

The online component of the course is self-paced and must be completed at least one week before the classroom component. There are quizzes and evaluations to ensure that you thoroughly understand the material before going on to a new section. In most cases, it will likely take a total of 10-15 hours to complete the online component of the course.

RECBC strongly recommends that you begin the Legal Update course at least 8 weeks in advance of your licence expiry date, to ensure that you have ample time to complete the course and submit your licence renewal application.

 

Course Details

The Legal Update Course has two parts: a self-paced online component followed by a full-day classroom session. Licensees must successfully complete the online component before attending the classroom session. Classroom sessions will take place at various locations. 

Online component includes

  • Self pre-assessment,
  • self-paced modules,
  • Each module has a final quiz of 10 multiple choice questions, and;
  • Classroom preparation and feedback.

 

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You can register for the course by using the button below.

To register, you need your licence number. Find your licence number using our Licensee Search or see the REP reminder notice email you received from RECBC. 

 

  

 

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the online component of the course.

 

Show/Hide AnswerFrequently Asked Questions about the Legal Update Course

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Show/Hide AnswerWhat is new about the Legal Update Course?

We’ve introduced new content and strengthened the course focus on ethics, without requiring additional hours in the classroom. In 2016, the Independent Advisory Group recommended that RECBC’s mandatory regulatory education “be strengthened with improved content about ethics and a licensee’s duties to consumers.”  You’ll find both those issues addressed in the current Legal Update Course.

The Legal Update Course also now includes a self-paced online component that must be completed before you proceed to the classroom component. This new course component means licensees arrive in the classroom ready to take part in discussions and participate actively in an enriched learning environment.

Show/Hide AnswerHow does the Legal Update Course work?

After registering for the Legal Update Course, you will receive access to the online component. You’ll find:

  • A self pre-assessment,
  • Self-paced modules, each with a final quiz of 10 multiple choice questions,
  • A self post-assessment, and
  • Classroom preparation and feedback.

Once you have completed the online component, you can attend the classroom component, which will include:

  • Case scenarios,
  • Interactivity,
  • Group work and class discussions, and
  • Distance-based options for those unable to attend in person.

After completing both portions of the course, you will receive confirmation of course completion. Keep that confirmation in a safe place — you must include it with your licence renewal application.

Show/Hide AnswerI took the Legal Update 2017 Course. Do I need to take another Legal Update Course?

If you took the 2017 Legal Update before December 31, 2017, during your current licence period, you have satisfied RECBC’s Relicensing Education Program requirement. You do not need to take another Legal Update Course until your next licensing period. Make sure you provide proof of course completion with your renewal application.

If you completed the online version of Legal Update 2017 during your current licensing period, in order for this to satisfy RECBC’s Relicensing Education Program requirement,  you must have either: 

  • completed the course during the 2017 calendar year, or
  • registered for the online Legal Update Course 2017 between September 1, 2017 to January 26, 2018, and completed the course on or before June 30,2018.

Show/Hide AnswerHow long does the online component take?

You have two weeks to complete the online component of the course. It is self-paced and you must complete the online component at least one week before the classroom component. There are quizzes and evaluations throughout, to ensure that you thoroughly understand the material before going on to a new section. In most cases, it will likely take a total of 10-15 hours to complete the online component of the course.

RECBC strongly recommends that you begin the Legal Update Course at least 8 weeks in advance of your licence expiry date, to ensure that you have ample time to complete the course and submit your licence renewal application.

Show/Hide AnswerHow do I register?

Register for the Legal Update Course online, using the links on this page. At the time you register, choose a classroom session for a date and time that is convenient for you. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive access to the online component of the course, through the UBC Sauder School of Business website.

You will receive email notices from RECBC reminding you to complete the Legal Update Course before your renewal date. You can expect to receive your first notice from us six months ahead of your licence expiry date, ensuring that you have lots of time to complete the required course.

Show/Hide AnswerIf I fail the online component, can I still attend the in-class session?

No. You must successfully complete all the sections in the online component of the course before you will be able to attend the classroom component. If you are not able to complete the online component in time, you will be required to reschedule your course to another available offering. 

Show/Hide AnswerWhat will happen if I don’t complete the course by the time my licence renewal application is due?

If you do not successfully complete the appropriate Legal Update Course by the time your licence renewal application is due, your real estate licence will not be renewed. Register for the next available course and once you have completed it, you can submit a late renewal application form, paying an additional late renewal application fee of $50. 

If you do not renew your licence, you will not be licensed and cannot provide real estate services. Once you have completed the course, submitted your proof of completion with your renewal application and your licence has been processed you may resume providing real estate services. 

Show/Hide AnswerI have more questions. Who should I call?

For questions about registration, relicensing requirements or renewal applications, contact our education department via email, at [email protected].

For questions about course content, format or timelines, including where and when in-class sessions will be held, contact the Professional Association of Managing Agents for Rental Legal Update or RECBC at [email protected]

 


 

Renewal Instructions and Course Information

 

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As a licensee, you are responsible for accurately reporting your REP course completion on your renewal application form. You must submit proof that you have completed the appropriate Legal Update REP course in the last two years, and the Rule Changes: Agency & Disclosure course (applicable to those licensed for trading services and rental property management services).

Attach a certificate of completion or a copy of your education transcript from the course provider. Make sure it includes:

  • your name
  • the course name, and
  • the date the course was completed.

If your licence renewal application does not include documentary evidence that you have completed the required REP courses in the last two years, your licence will not be renewed until you have provided proof of completion.

 

Show/Hide AnswerLicensees With Disabilities

 

In keeping with the BC Human Rights Code, it is RECBC’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. Licensees with a disability that would prevent them from completing a REP course may request special accommodations and arrangements.

If you wish to request an accommodation, you must provide appropriate assessment and medical records (including medical diagnosis and prognosis). All information 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 via email to [email protected].