For individuals wanting to enter real estate sales, Humber College is the new provider of the Real Estate Salesperson Program in Ontario. This program is offered on behalf of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) in partnership with NIIT Canada. To become a registered real estate salesperson or broker in Ontario you must complete this program and obtain registration with RECO.
Before announcing their partnership and developing this program, RECO conducted four years of research and consultation with the industry professionals and other stakeholders. REIC Faculty members Margaret Gourlay, FRI and Mary Jones, FRI CRES were part of a group of subject matter experts consulted during this process.
This partnership allows standardized education to reach across Ontario, offering courses in-class, in real-time virtual classrooms, and through self-paced e-learning modules. Ensuring that salespeople entering the industry have the fundamental knowledge needed to be practice-ready is a cornerstone of elevating professional standards in real estate.
The program structure follows the flow of a real estate transaction, covering both residential and commercial real estate in addition to legislative rules and obligations. The program also offers realistic simulation activities, which allow students to apply their practical knowledge and skills to real world scenarios. Without the commitments of a full-time, semester-based program, students are free to apply and begin their studies at any point throughout the year.
To learn more about the Real Estate Salesperson Program please visit the Humber website.
Earn a Sales Designation
Registered salespeople are eligible to apply for the Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) designation offered by REIC, which is only offered to licensed sales professionals. The FRI curriculum enhances your knowledge and skills in legal and regulatory issues, advanced negotiation techniques, and professional ethics with real world applications.
If you are located outside of Ontario, you will need to contact your provincial real estate association or regulator to see what the educational and licensing requirements are.
Please note that REIC does not offer real estate licenses, for more information visit our FAQ.