REALTOR® Licensing & Costs

It is important to do your homework to ensure you fully understand the licensing requirements and costs involved in starting a real estate career in Calgary and surrounding areas. The more prepared you are from the start, the better set you will be for a successful career.

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GETTING YOUR LICENSE

We have broken down the steps to get your Real Estate License in Alberta. RECA oversees the licensing requirements in Alberta. For more information, go to www.reca.ca 

If anything from your past could prevent you from becoming licensed, you may request a Suitability Review from RECA.

Complete RECA’s online eligibility process. To meet eligibility requirements, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma or higher (transcripts required)
  • Be proficient in English
  • Be able to lawfully study and work in Canada
  • Have completed the free, online Real Estate Career Information Session

Complete the online pre-licensing education (REAP):

  •  Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • Choose your area(s) of practice and determine the additional courses you need to complete (Residential, Commercial, Rural, Property Management)

Provide a Certified Criminal Record Check with fingerprinting and Third Party Waiver (direct to RECA from RCMP)

Obtain employment with a brokerage. Click here to know What to Ask When Looking for a Brokerage!

Complete the licensing and registration process with RECA and your broker

Complete the CREB® orientation and sign up for membership

Want to know what to expect when you start?

RECA LICENSING FEES

Below are the RECA fees for the 2018-2019 licensing year (excluding GST, some fees may be pro-rated)

RECA Pre-Licensing Fees

  • Education
    Eligibility
    $100
  • Fingerprinting
    (Approx)
    $75
  • RCMP Criminal Record
    Check Fee
    $25

RECA Pre-Licensing Education

  • REAP - Fundamentals
    of Real Estate
    $1250
  • REAP - Real Estate
    Associates Program
    $800
  • Min. One: Commercial,
    Residential or Rural
    $800 Each

RECA Licensing Fees

  • RECA
    Licensing Fees

    $475
  • REIX
    Premium
    $175
  • Assurance
    Fund
    $100

TOTAL COST

Total Cost
Getting Started

$ 6,438
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Total Cost Including
All Optional Education

$ 8,038
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