To register for the Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course you must meet the registration criteria, and complete the registration form. Online registration is not available.

Licensees who plan to specialize in commercial real estate should take this course in place of the Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course.

The Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course is a requirement of licensing and provides practical training in real estate to new licensees. This training, along with the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course, will enable you to confidently and effectively serve the public’s real estate needs in a professional manner.

BCREA administers the course on behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. The course is only offered in Vancouver, and is taught by instructors who are experienced real estate professionals and trained in instructional strategies.

Learners enroll in Component One, available on a monthly basis, and then apply for their licence. Upon completion of Component One, learners obtain a temporary licence.

Components Two, Three and Four are offered once per quarter, so learners from all three Component One offerings in a quarter will complete the remaining components at the same time.

The Applied Practice Course was developed by BCREA, in consultation with the Council, the Real Estate Division of the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and with managing brokers and other stakeholders. Both the Residential and Commercial Applied Practice Courses focus on building learners’ practical skills and key areas of regulatory requirements, such as agency, contracts and disclosure.

BCREA reserves the right to amend course schedules, course availability, fees, content, policies, manual and other reference materials without notice at its sole and absolute discretion. Learners may be required to incur expenses, such as travel and accommodation, in relation to the course, whether the course schedule is amended or not, and those expenses are the sole responsibility of the student.

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