In order to trade in real estate conducting property management activities in Alberta, an individual requires a licence and registration certificate from the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) for a specific brokerage. Together, these two items are the authorization required to trade in real estate (conducting property management activities). Industry members are required to renew their registration each year. For more information about the annual renewal process, click here.
Individual real estate industry members retain their RECA licence for a period of 36 months following the date on which they cease to be registered with a brokerage. If a licensed, but unregistered, industry member wishes to register with a brokerage, that industry member must make application to RECA within that 36-month period in order to do so without having to re-take the pre-licensing education (Real Estate Associates’ Program) and meet other new industry member requirements.
In addition, the industry member must complete any Re-licensing Education Program requirements from the period during which the industry member was not registered with a brokerage.
If the industry member has not been registered for a period of one year or more (from the last date of registration), he or she is required to obtain a certified criminal record check in order to re-enter the industry. For more information on the process for obtaining a certified criminal record check, please click here.