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Registration with RECO

The Salesperson Registration Education Program

The Salesperson Registration Education Program - Registration with RECO

Real estate is a regulated profession. To trade in real estate in Ontario, you must obtain registration with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), the profession’s regulatory body.

Registration Requirements

To become registered as a salesperson with RECO, you must:

  • be a resident of Canada
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • complete the Pre-registration Segment courses within 18 months of the start date of the first course (Real Estate as a Professional Career)
  • obtain employment with a registered brokerage and make application for registration with RECO within 12 months of completing the Pre-registration Segment
  • apply for registration within one year of successfully completing your last Pre-registration course (Real Property Law)
  • complete and submit the forms approved by the Registrar under REBBA 2002, accompanied by the relevant fee

You may begin trading in real estate upon obtaining salesperson registration with RECO.

Registration Renewal

You must renew your registration every two years.

To renew your registration as a salesperson with RECO, you must successfully complete the Articling Segment of the Salesperson Registration Education Program within 24 months of the start date of your initial registration with RECO.

Maintaining Your Registration

Following completion of your first registration cycle (Articling Segment courses), you must complete the continuing education requirements in every two-year cycle thereafter to maintain your real estate registration, including the RECO Real Estate Update Course (Residential or Commercial). The continuing education requirements apply to all registered real estate brokers and salespersons.

What is RECO?

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is responsible for regulating the activities of real estate brokerages, Brokers and Salespersons in Ontario. RECO administers the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, and associated Regulations (referred to collectively as REBBA 2002) on behalf of the provincial government.


Protecting the Public Interest

RECO regulates the activities of brokerages, Brokers and Salespersons trading in real estate in the public interest. The individual and collective interests of consumers and real estate registrants must always be balanced to ensure that the broader public interest is served. Protecting the public interest is achieved through many activities including:

Enforcing standards required to obtain and maintain registration as a brokerage, Broker or Salesperson and delivering the duties of the Registrar, REBBA 2002 (The Registrar).

Establishing minimum requirements for Pre-registration and Continuing Education courses.

Conducting routine inspections of brokerage offices to ensure compliance with REBBA 2002 and educating Brokers on correct procedures.

Addressing inquiries, concerns and complaints about the conduct of registrants received from all sources and taking appropriate action to protect the public interest.

Establishing and administering insurance requirements.

Promoting ongoing education, and competent, knowledgeable and professional service


New Salespersons

Upon successful completion of The Salesperson Registration Education Program, you are eligible to make application to RECO and are required to make application to RECO to become registered as a Salesperson.



The Real Estate Council of Ontario
3300 Bloor Street West
Suite 1200, West Tower
Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

Tel: (416) 207-4800 or 1-800-245-6910
Fax: (416) 207-4820


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