To apply to OREA Real Estate College, you’ll need an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or write and pass the admissions test.
High School Diploma Option
1. If you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, submit a copy of your diploma with your application.
2. Alternatively, you can submit an Ontario Secondary School Transcript that clearly states that your diploma was awarded.
3. If you don't have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or your school transcript, the following are accepted as equivalent and you must submit a copy with your application.
Secondary school graduation diploma from Canada or the United
General Education Development (GED) Certificate from Canada or
the United States
Transcript, diploma or certificate (from a country other than
Canada or the United States) assessed at an Ontario Secondary
School Diploma level by a recognized assessment service, such as
World Education Services (WES)
- Post-secondary diploma or degree from Canada or the United States
Post-secondary diploma or degree (from a country other than
Canada or the United States) assessed as equivalent to a Canadian
post-secondary diploma or degree by a recognized assessment
service, such as World Education Services (WES)
Certificate of completion for an Ontario academic upgrading
program that is accepted by an Ontario College of Applied Arts
and Technology for entry into an Ontario post-secondary program
(Ontario Basic Skills Level IV, Basic Training and Skills
Development Level IV)
Certificate of completion of an academic upgrading program from
another Canadian jurisdiction that is accepted by an Ontario
College of Applied Arts and Technology for entry into an Ontario
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification in any trade from Ontario or other Canadian jurisdiction
Credit for Related Experience
For applicants with related professional or educational experience, your prior knowledge may qualify you for a non-traditional/accelerated learning path.
1. Real estate professionals from another Canadian jurisdiction
If you have recently completed pre-registration courses, or have been registered as a salesperson or broker in a qualifying province, you may be eligible for the Interprovincial Challenge Examination.
Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s website.
If you are eligible, contact the college to create an account and schedule your examination.
Upon successful completion of this examination, you must then submit an application for registration to RECO.
2. Applicants who have a related professional or education background
If your previous work or education provides you with real estate-related knowledge, you may choose to pursue an educational equivalency assessment with the Registrar at the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).
This assessment may grant you course credits or examination challenges for any course in the Salesperson Registration Education Program.
You can find the application form and complete details on the RECO website.
If you don’t have a high school diploma, you can still apply to the college – by writing the OREA Real Estate College Admissions Test.
There is a non-refundable $50 fee to schedule the test. You must be at least 18 years old to write the test.
What to expect from the test
- The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions related to the business of real-estate
- The questions are scenario based. You don’t need a real estate background to answer them since the questions are evaluating your English comprehension and math skills
- You have 3 hours to complete the test
- The passing mark is 50%
Scheduling the OREA Real Estate College Admissions Test
To schedule the OREA Real Estate College Admissions Test, prospective students may apply online or contact the OREA Real Estate College at (416) 391-6732 or 1-866-411-OREA (6732).
You can choose from 22 test centres across Ontario.