The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) takes an active role in the design, development and delivery of pre-licensing education programs for industry professionals and those wishing to become industry professionals. Those individuals who wish to become licensed for the first time as a real estate appraiser or real estate appraiser candidate must complete the Real Estate Appraisers Program (AP).
AP is comprised of one course entitled, Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta, and one final exam. The course is required education for real estate appraisers and candidates who wish to become licensed by RECA in order to perform appraisals in Alberta on a fee for service basis. The course is available online through RECA Education (www.reca.ca) and can be completed at the learner’s pace and convenience. However, the education requirement, which includes the online course, final exam and a final exam re-write, if applicable, must be completed within 120 days from the date of course purchase in order to be valid for licensing.
The Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta course provides eligible learners throughout the province with easy and convenient access to real estate appraiser pre-licensing education. Although the course assumes that the learner is a real estate appraiser or a real estate appraiser candidate, it is intended to help these individuals develop work-ready competencies for compliant practice in Alberta as industry professionals.
The Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta course covers information related to the practice of real estate appraisal in Alberta on a fee for service basis, and includes such topics as the legislative requirements for the profession, information on how to use RECA Online, Real Property Law, Contract Law, Mortgage Fraud and Ethics and Professional Conduct. The course content provides relevant information, practical examples and learner engagements through a combination of instructional text, narration, graphics and activities.
The course concludes with a final exam which requires a minimum score of 70% to pass. The fee for the Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta course is $1200, which includes the online course, the course manual, and one exam fee. Payment for the course must be made at the time you enroll and any final exam proctoring fees are the responsibility of the learner. Once learners have successfully completed the AP course and final exam, they may apply to be licensed as a real estate appraiser or real estate appraiser candidate by RECA.
Enrolling in AP
An individual must be eligible to enroll in the Real Estate Appraisal in Alberta course. Once an individual has become eligible to enroll in the course, the course can be completed online through RECA Education which is located on the RECA website. For detailed information regarding the eligibility requirements for enrollment and how to become eligible, click here.
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