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To be registered as a Salesperson with the Real Estate Council of Ontario and ‘trade’ in real estate in Ontario, you must complete The Salesperson Registration Education Program.




Click on this video to learn about how to begin your career in real estate, including admission requirements, methods of study, program courses, and applying for registration:

What are the admission requirements to enrol as a student?


Admission requirements are set out in the legislation that governs private career colleges. Our admissions requirements reflect those outlined in the legislation.

To be eligible to enrol in our Salesperson Registration Education Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent – OR –
  • be at least 18 years of age and successfully complete the College's Admissions Test (the passing mark is 50 per cent)

For more information on admission requirements and how to submit documents: 

  • go to Admissions
  • telephone the customer service line at 416-391-6732 or toll free at 1-866-411-6732
  • visit OREA at 99 Duncan Mill Rd., Don Mills, Ontario

What kinds of questions are on the College Admissions Test?

The OREA Real Estate College Admissions Test is available to any prospective student 18 years old and older.


The test consists of 50 real estate-focused multiple choice questions that test English comprehension and mathematics. A real estate background is not a pre-requisite for this test. The passing mark is 50 per cent, and students are given 3 hours to complete the test.



How long will it take to get my registration as a Salesperson?


To register as a Salesperson with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), you must:

  • successfully complete the Pre-registration courses within 18 months of the start date of Real Estate as a Professional Career (the first course in the Salesperson Registration Education Program)
  • obtain employment with a registered brokerage and make application for registration with RECO within 12 months of completing the Pre-registration courses

You may begin trading in real estate upon obtaining Salesperson registration with RECO.

What courses do I need to take and what are the fees?



You have 18 months from the start of the first course to complete this segment.

In the Pre-registration Segment of the Salesperson Registration Education Program, you will complete the courses required to become eligible to apply to the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) for your initial registration as a salesperson. 


The courses must be completed in order, as follows:

Real Estate as a Professional Career

This course provides a general overview of the real estate profession and how it interacts with other elements of society. The course introduces basic real estate concepts, details the salesperson/broker relationship, explains market dynamics, and includes various mathematical calculations. Offered in the classroom (35 hours), by correspondence, and e-Learning. 

Salesperson-Land Structures and Real Estate TradingLand, Structures and Real Estate Trading

This course provides an overview of how land and property are registered and how ownership occurs. Offered in the classroom (60 hours), by correspondence, and e-Learning.


Salesperson-Real Estate TransactionThe Real Estate Transaction - General + The Residential Real Estate Transaction

This course is presented using two textbooks; one exam follows upon completion of both textbooks. The Real Estate Transaction–General provides a detailed overview of a real estate transaction, including the forms and clauses used when working with sellers and buyers. The Residential Real Estate Transaction provides an overview on the various types of residential sales and leasing, including trends and issues specific to the residential market.

CommercialTrans-LookInsideThe Commercial Real Estate Transaction

This course provides a detailed overview of the listing, selling, and leasing of various types of commercial real estate, including trends and issues specific to the commercial market.


Salesperson-RealPropertyLawReal Property Law

Real Property Law provides students with a clear understanding of legal issues concerning property ownership and in-depth knowledge of a number of legislative acts.


For a confidential interview please contact Ed Bagdasarian, Broker of Record, at 905.681.7900 or I look forward to hearing from you.


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