Real estate professionals who help consumers to buy, sell or lease property in BC must be licensed to provide Trading Services (real estate sales). As a real estate professional licensed for real estate sales, you will be able to:
list property for sale or lease,
find properties for your clients,
present offers, and
draft contracts of purchase and sale or offers to lease.
Professionals licensed for real estate sales usually receive a commission for their services. All real estate professionals provide their services through a real estate brokerage and are overseen by a managing broker who has responsibility for the activities of all the licensed professionals at the brokerage.
Licenced real estate professionals may provide services only to the brokerage with which they are licenced. They are prohibited from providing real estate services in any other capacity. Learn more about restrictions to providing real estate services.
This step-by-step licensing guide gives you an overview of the education and training required to become licensed in BC.
Make sure you also read about Real Estate as a Career, which gives you important information about:
- the real estate industry,
- RECBC’s licensing and education requirements, and
- an outline of anticipated expenses and budget items.
Prospective real estate professionals may apply for an accommodation for this course the basis of a limitation which results from or is associated with a protected characteristic under section 14 of the BC Human Rights Code (Protected Characteristic).
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.