Training Courses for your Real Estate License in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Initial License to Sell Real Estate in Ontario

To be licensed as a real estate representative you must successfully complete all three phases of the Real Estate as a Professional Career program within 18 months from the start date of Phase 1 (see "Real Estate as a Professional Career").

1st Course
  • Must be completed within a year of the start date
  • Available in-class, online or by correspondence over a 30-day period (or less)
  • Offers a general overview of the benefits and limitations associated with a career in real estate
  • Provides an outline of the requirements for registration as a representative and the mathematical skills needed to handle typical transactions
  • Looks at a number of specialty fields and career opportunities
2nd Course
  • Available by correspondence or online over a 6-day period, or through 60 hours of classroom instruction
  • Provides a general overview and introduction to the technical aspects of the real estate profession
  • Examines a number of statutory laws, rules and regulations that impact real estate transactions

The third course is in two parts. The first part is a correspondence, online or in-class program covering the general aspects of real estate transactions; the second part involves making the choice between Residential and Commercial transactions:

3rd Course Option 1 - Residential
  • Available in class on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Workshop activities cover a range of subjects including:
    - acquiring listings
    - marketing properties
    - qualifying buyers
    - preparing and presenting offers
3rd Course Option 2 - Commercial
  • Available through either 80 hours of in class time or 40 hours of class combined with online or correspondence study
  • Provides examples and exercises covering a wide range of sub-specialty topics:
    - Office
    - Retail
    - Industrial
    - Multi-residential
    - Vacant land

The Articling Phase of the Ontario Real Estate License

The articling phase consists of a series of courses which cover the specialized areas of real estate.

During the two-year articling period, additional courses must be completed. At the end of this period, you must have completed three courses in order to be eligible to renew your license.

All new salespersons must incorporate the three mandatory courses into the first two years to acquire permanent registration.

Courses Available:

1. Real Property Law (mandatory) - Explains the many complex common and statutory laws and issues which affect real estate transactions.

2. Remaining Phase 3 course (mandatory)

3. Principles of Appraisal - Designed to develop registrants ability to evaluate property for listing, marketing, financing and selling properties.

4. Principles of Mortgage Financing - Explores legal, mathematical and procedural aspects of mortgage financing.

5. Principles of Property Management - Provides information needed to operate and manage a property on behalf of an owner.

6. Real Estate Investment Analysis - Designed for experienced representatives looking to better their knowledge and skill in the analysis of ICI property.

Continuing Education to Maintain your Ontario Real Estate License

OREA has developed a wide variety of continuing education courses offered by individual real estate boards.

Real estate is an evolving market which requires a constant advancement of knowledge in order to remain competitive and continue to service the needs of your clients in changing times.

OREA offers both mandatory education courses and continuing education courses to give REALTORSŪ the opportunity for advancement.

Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)

Requires that every REALTORŪ receive 24 hours of approved education every two years.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Provides a further opportunity for advancement and assists REALTORSŪ in planning their professional development and maintaining a high level of professional competence.

Continuing Education Courses include:
  • Agency for Practice
  • Be the REALTORŪ Every Client Wants
  • Insurance concerns for Buyers
  • Pricing to Sell
  • Recognizing Structural Deficiencies in Homes
  • Title Insurance

If you are considering a career in real estate try our real estate simulator. To learn about training courses and how to get a job as a licensed Realtor, call Terrequity, real estate broker, at 416-496-9220 today!

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