Message from The President
OREA Urges REALTORS® to Cease All Face-To-Face Business
OREA urges all REALTORS® to cease open houses immediately
Updated on: April 14, 2020
As the events of the COVID-19 crisis have continued with almost daily changes, they have undeniably altered the delivery of our educational programs and impacted your studies and plans for completing your courses.
We understand your desire to continue your programs, and the frustration and anxiety at temporarily not being able to do so. Together with numerous partners, we are working on initiatives to counter the impact that the COVID-19 interruption has had on your ability to complete your programs. Our goal is to enable you to continue your courses and move on with your careers in real estate as quickly as possible.
Part of the solution will be to offer online exams, which will allow students to write their exams from home. We will also resume in-person exams as soon as it is safe to do so.
We are working toward implementing an online exam option as quickly as possible, in a manner that meets the needs of students and of the College. Ease of use, maintaining the integrity of the examination process and protecting the privacy of students are matters of paramount importance, and we want to ensure that the solution is done right.
As soon as we have completed the necessary preparations to implement an online exam service, we will provide further details here as to timelines and procedures. Please check our website regularly, and our Frequently Asked Questions for updates.
In the meantime, thank you for your continued patience.
Updated on: March 26, 2020
In light of recent announcements by government and public health officials, OREA will not be resuming its normal in-person exam schedule as originally planned. In-person exams cannot begin again until it has been deemed safe to do so. The health and wellbeing of our students, our employees and our communities is our priority. Any new date will be dependent on recommendations from Public Health Ontario and Health Canada.
In the meantime, OREA, in collaboration with other organizations, is exploring all possible avenues (including online exam proctoring) that would allow you to continue and complete your programs of study as quickly as possible. As details are finalized, further information will be posted here.
We recognize the disruption and uncertainty that the COVID situation has caused you. Thank you for your patience as we work toward solutions that meet your needs.
(This post has been modified for clarity.)
Original Message: March 15, 2020
To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and Members, and to support the efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the OREA Real Estate College is suspending all in-person classroom courses, and canceling all examinations scheduled from now until April 3, 2020. Online classes will continue to be made available. The OREA office at 99 Duncan Mill Road is now closed to all students and external visitors.
Students may reschedule their exams at their convenience from within their ‘My Portfolio’ account. Further details are available there. For assistance, please contact the College at 1-866-411-6732, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Due to the high volume of calls we’re experiencing, wait times may be longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.)
These decisions have not been taken lightly, and we realize they will affect many students who have been working hard to complete their educational requirements.
As a society, we are experiencing extraordinary times and moving into uncharted territory of how we work and live. We recognize that you have questions, and we may not have all the answers in these uncertain times. What is certain is that the OREA Real Estate College is committed to providing a safe and comfortable experience for every student who uses any of our facilities. The well-being of our students, instructors, and administrative staff is our top priority.
We are closely monitoring the guidelines outlined by Public Health Ontario and Health Canada, based on their current risk assessment to Canadians, and we will be providing regular updates on this page.