The College is Closing

The OREA Real Estate College will cease to operate on December 31, 2020. Find out how the closing will affect admissions and the deadline to complete programs.

Deadline for Admissions

  • Admissions documents for The Salesperson Registration Education Program must be received by the OREA Real Estate College no later than April 30, 2019
  • The Admissions Test (if applicable) must be successfully completed on or before April 30, 2019
  • Admissions to The Broker Registration Education Program will not be accepted after April 30, 2019
  • No exceptions or extensions will be permitted

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Admission Requirements

To apply to OREA Real Estate College, you’ll need an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or write and pass the admissions test.

Deadline for College Applications

  • If you plan to submit education documents, they must be received no later than April 30, 2019.
  • If you plan to schedule the Admissions Test, it must be successfully completed by April 30, 2019.

Submit Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Equivalent

Write the OREA Real Estate College Admissions Test

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High School Diploma Option

1. If you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, submit a copy of your diploma with your application.

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2. Alternatively, you can submit an Ontario Secondary School Transcript that clearly states that your diploma was awarded.

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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 States
  • 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 post-secondary program
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification in any trade from Ontario or other Canadian jurisdiction
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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.

Admissions Test

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.

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