Real estate is a regulated profession. To trade in real estate in Ontario, you must obtain registration with RECO.
To register as a salesperson with RECO, you must:
- Be a resident of Canada
- Be at least 18 years old
- Complete the Pre-registration segment within 18 months of the start date of the first course (Real Estate as a Professional Career)
- Obtain employment with a registered brokerage
- Through your brokerage, apply for RECO registration within 12 months of completing the Pre-registration segment (you must submit the approved forms and fee)
You must renew your registration every two years.
To renew your registration, you must successfully complete the Articling segment within 24 months of the start date of your initial RECO registration.
To maintain your registration, you must complete the continuing education requirements, offered through RECO in every two-year cycle.