The Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course is a requirement of licensing and is designed to provide practical training in real estate to new licensees. This training, 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 offered at several locations throughout the province by instructors who are experienced real estate professionals and trained in instructional strategies.
Learners will obtain a temporary licence after two to three weeks of online and face-to-face classroom time. Once learners have received their temporary licenses, they may begin conducting real estate services and will complete the remaining 4.5 months of the course by participating in classroom and practical field assignment components.

This diagram illustrates the flow of the Residential Applied Practice Course:

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 were designed to 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 learner.

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