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To be registered as a salesperson with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), you must complete the Salesperson Registration Education Program.

Real estate is a regulated profession. To trade in real estate in Ontario, you must obtain registration with RECO.

Registration Requirements

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)

Registration Renewal

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.

Maintaining Registration

To maintain your registration, you must complete the continuing education requirements, offered through RECO in every two-year cycle.


If you are a real estate salesperson, you can become a broker by successfully completing the Broker Registration Education Program, and then applying to RECO for registration.

To register as a broker with RECO, you must:

  • Be a resident of Canada
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have been registered and actively employed as a salesperson for at least two years during the immediately preceding three years, or have the equivalent experience
  • Have successfully completed the Broker Registration Education Program
  • Through your brokerage, submit the approved forms and fee

You must apply for broker registration within 12 months of successfully completing the Real Estate Broker Course and exam.

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