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Exam Policy

This policy applies to students enrolled in the Salesperson Registration Education Program and the Broker Registration Education Program offered by OREA Real Estate College (the “College”).

In-Person exams

We’ve re-opened exam centres in several cities – with protocols in place to keep all of us safe.

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General Information

Examinations represent 100 per cent of the final mark. Students must achieve a final mark of 75 per cent (minimum) to successfully complete each course.

Examinations are three hours long, closed book, and multiple choice. Examination questions reflect course exercises, assignments, and required readings.

Examinations for all students take place at College Examination Centres Exam and Class Locations Map

Scheduling Examinations

Students must select an exam date and location upon enrolling in a course. Classroom students must choose an exam date that follows the completion of the classroom session. Correspondence and e-Learning students must schedule an exam date that is at least 7 days following the start date of the course.

Paper-based exams are held every Saturday at Examination Centres in the following locations:

  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Cannifton (Belleville)   
  • Dryden
  • Hamilton
  • Kenora
  • Kingston
  • Kirkland Lake
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • New Liskeard
  • North Bay
  • Oakville
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay
  • Timmins
  • Windsor


iPad-based exams are held on various days of the week at Centres in these locations:

  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Cannifton (Belleville)   
  • Cornwall
  • Hamilton
  • London
  • Mississauga
  • Oshawa
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • Stratford
  • Toronto - Don Mills
  • Windsor

Test Centres can be found here: Exam and Class Locations Map

The College makes every effort to accommodate students’ requests for a particular date and Examination Centre. However, the College reserves the right to assign and/or reassign the student to Examination Centres based on availability. Changes in examination schedules and/or the examination Centres may result due to unforeseen circumstances. Should the College make such changes, this would not count as a student’s missed examination.

Rescheduling Examinations

Following initial enrolment, students may reschedule examinations as many times as they like, provided the student remains within the timelines described in the ‘Length of Program’ portion of the Enrolment Contract. Each time an examination is re-scheduled, an administrative fee of $50 will be charged. The following procedures apply:

  • Students may contact the College and reschedule an examination up to the close of business the day before their currently scheduled examination date

  • Requests for paper-based exams must be made at least 10 calendar days before the desired date. iPad-based exam dates must be requested at least one calendar day before the desired date.

  • Students who do not write their scheduled examination will be given a mark of “0”, the course transcript will reflect “Fail”, and one examination attempt will be lost

  • Students who arrive past the scheduled examination start time or without proper identification will not be permitted to write the examination, and will be required to reschedule the examination. This would not count as a missed examination attempt

  • There is a $50 administration fee for each request to reschedule an examination

Examination Re-writes

Students are given one opportunity to re-write an examination. Paper-based re-write examinations must be requested at least 10 calendar days before the desired date of the examination. Requests for iPad-based examinations must be made at least 1 calendar day before the desired date. There is a $50 non-refundable fee to re-write examinations. Students who fail the re-write examination must re-enrol, pay all applicable course fees, and repeat the course in its entirety.

However, for Real Estate as a Professional Career only, should you fail both exam attempts you will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course or the program.

Examination Room Protocol

Start Time – Students who arrive past the scheduled start time will not be permitted to write the examination and will be required to reschedule to another date.

Mandatory Identification – To gain admission to the examination room, students must present government issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s licence, passport). We cannot accept health cards. The identification must be current and valid, and the name on the identification must be the same as the name that appears in the ‘Student Information’ section of the Enrolment Contract. In addition, students’ names must be included on the examination roster to write the examination. Identification will be inspected prior to the start of the examination. If it is determined to be invalid, students will not be admitted to the examination room.

Approved Items – Students may bring financial calculators that do not permit the saving of text material into the examination room.

Prohibited Items – Students may not bring the following items into the examination room: wireless electronic devices (such as hand-held computers), laptop computers, cellular telephones, dictionaries or translators, personal data assistants, pagers, headsets, any remote communication or photographic device, other electronic organizers that permit the saving of text material, course textbooks, or loose leaf paper.

Video Surveillance – For test administration purposes, a closed circuit camera/video recording may be in operation only during the time of the exam. Notices posted in designated examination rooms advise of the video surveillance. All video recording is conducted in accordance with OREA’s Privacy Policy, found at www.orea.com.

Examination Booklet – The examination booklet must remain intact and the staple must not be removed. Completed examinations are the sole property of the College.

Stolen, Lost, Damaged Property – The College or the Examination Centre is not responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged property.

Breach of Examination Procedures – Prohibited items brought into the examination room constitute a breach of this Examinations Policy and Procedures. If the test administrator finds any prohibited item, he/she is authorized to remove the item. Students who choose not to write the examination in these circumstances will receive a mark of “0”. The College determines the status of the completed examination depending on the nature of the examination procedures breach.

Grounds for Dismissal from the Test Centre

Students who engage in the following behaviours (considered misconduct) may be dismissed from the examination room and receive a failing mark on the examination:

  • Giving or receiving assistance of any kind to/from another student
  • Using any prohibited aid (e.g., wireless electronic devices, notes, conversion tables, dictionaries, etc.)
  • Attempting to have another person take the examination on the student’s behalf
  • Creating a disturbance of any kind
  • Failing to follow the Examinations Policy and Procedures or the test administrator’s instructions
  • Not heeding the test administrator’s warning to discontinue inappropriate behaviour
  • Removing or attempting to remove from the test centre examination questions and/or responses (in any format) or notes about the exam

In addition, students found to be in violation of the Examinations Policy and Procedures will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to disqualification from the examination and, potentially, expulsion from the College for a minimum of one year. Students who dispute the facts of the disciplinary action and want to appeal may do so in accordance with the College’s Student Complaint Procedure.

For more information, review Schedule E: Student Expulsion Policy (Enrolment Contract).


Examination results are processed in sequence and cannot be rushed to facilitate enrolment in another course. Marks are processed and posted online within approximately one week of writing the examination. Students can access transcripts through their My Portfolio accounts. Marks will not be provided by telephone or fax.

Transcripts will not be sent to a third party unless the College receives the students’ written authorization and mailing instructions. There is a $50 administration fee to facilitate this request.

In addition to the final mark, all students will receive feedback on question(s) answered incorrectly, regardless of the final mark.

Scent-free Zone 

All OREA Real Estate College Examination Centres are scent-free zones. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies, and other medical conditions.

In consideration of those individuals with allergies and sensitivities, the Examination Centres are scent-free zones. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, and/or any other fragrances.

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