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Obtain Real Estate License


Learn how to pass your real estate exam quickly and with the least amount of effort. The secrets of getting through the real estate exam are explained every month in our career nights. Join our two lower Mainland Meetup groups to learn when these occur.

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Types of Real Estate Licenses

  • Trading Services License (sales)
  • Rental Property Management License
  • Strata Management License
  • Associate Broker License
  • Managing Broker License
  • Appraisal
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Commercial Trading Services & Leasing
  • Farm Trading Services
  • Investment Real Estate
  • Land Development

With a trading services license you can work in the following areas


  • Single Detached Residential
  • Single Attached Residential
  • Hobby Farms and Small Acreage
  • Mobile Homes on Self Owned Lots or Pads
  • Condos
  • Residential Lots or Residential Strata Lots

Qualify by taking the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course (UBC, Sauder School of Business – Real Estate Division)

-It is a self-paced correspondence course
-20 multiple-choice assignments
-3-hour multiple choice final exam
-Registration any time
-1 year to complete the course
-Average is 6 months

(based on completing one assignment/wk at 10 12 hours per assignment)

  • Prior to registering for the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course Examination, individuals must satisfy the Language Proficiency Requirement.

What to expect to study in the Real Estate License Course:

-Financial Statements
-Mortgage Finance
-Local Taxation on Real Estate
-Building Construction
-Law of Mortgage
-Law of Contracts
-Elements of Appraisal
-Law of Agency
-Title Registration of Land
-Municipal Government

You might be wondering, “How do I Obtain a Real Estate License?”

According to the Real Estate Council of BC, the real estate industry in British Columbia achieves high standards in licensing by requiring individuals to fulfill comprehensive education and experience requirements. There are a number of real estate licensing levels that can be achieved during a career in the real estate industry.

To become licensed, individuals must successfully complete the Real Estate Council’s education requirements. If you are considering a career in real estate trading services (sales), rental property management services, or strata management services, you will require a licence to provide those services. Once the choice between trading services, rental property management or strata management services is made, the appropriate licensing course must be taken through the University of British Columbia (UBC) Real Estate Division.

All this information is available on the RECBC website at or by contacting:

Real Estate Council of British Columbia

900 – 750 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6C 2T8
Tel: 604-683-9664
Toll-free: 1-877-683-9664
Fax: 604-683-9017