BC Realtors leading the educational charge

by John Tenpenny16 Sep 2015
A course used to train new real estate agents in British Columbia, which includes mentorship from established practitioners, has received international recognition.

The Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course developed by the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) won an Education Award in the Post-Licensing/Continuing Education Course category from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week.

The course, operated on behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC), provides practical training in real estate to new real estate licensees and is a requirement for all new licensees.

“This award demonstrates what great things can be produced when the Real Estate Council and BCREA collaborate to enhance professionalism,” said Robert Laing, CEO of BCREA. “This is a good news story for both consumers and real estate licensees in BC.”

Completely redesigned and re-launched in 2015, the course is an interactive combination of classroom and online learning, practical training exercises and mentorship that provides new real estate licensees opportunities to apply and practice their regulatory obligations and demonstrate their competence.

Almost 1,500 new licensees are expected to take the course in 2015.

“The Council is extremely pleased that the new Applied Practice Course has been recognized by ARELLO,” said Fawcett. “The course is the culmination of outstanding work and collaboration by many wonderful individuals and sets an excellent standard for education in the real estate industry.”

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