Registration Education

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) sets the education standards for real estate salespeople and brokers in Ontario – both registration education (for those looking to become a salesperson to trade) and continuing education (for those already registered as a salesperson or broker).

Real estate is a regulated profession in Ontario, and one must be registered with RECO to trade in real estate. To be eligible to apply for registration, individuals must meet specific requirements, including the successful completion of an approved salesperson program. Salespersons interested in becoming a broker or record must complete an approved broker program.

Salespersons and brokers maintain and expand their knowledge by regularly completing continuing education courses through RECO’s mandatory continuing education program and voluntarily completing courses offered by other providers.

RECO’s education programs provide Ontario’s real estate professionals the required knowledge and skills to support buyers and sellers through the buying and selling process from start to finish.

Learn more about how to become a real estate salesperson.

Learn more about how to become a real estate broker.

Areas of education

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Real Estate Salesperson Program

RECO’s Real Estate Salesperson Program, offered through Humber College, provides future real estate professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to be more practice-ready on day one of their registration.

More information on the Real Estate Salesperson Program.

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Real Estate Broker Program

The Real Estate Broker Program, offered through Humber College, is for active real estate salespersons who are currently registered with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) and aspire to continue their education to become a registered real estate broker.

More information on the Real Estate Broker Program.

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Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)

A key requirement of every salesperson or broker is a commitment to continued development and education to enhance professional capability and compliance. RECO’s Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) program is designed to provide new registrants and seasoned professionals with up-to-date, relevant knowledge and practical skills that promote professionalism for the industry and support a fair, safe and informed real estate market for consumers in Ontario. Every salesperson and broker must complete the required courses to maintain their registration throughout their career.

More information on mandatory continuing education.