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Becoming Licensed to Sell Real Estate in Ontario

A career in real estate is for people who enjoy helping people. You also like:

  • Flexibility in your schedule
  • Variety in your day
  • Being connected to the world with tools and technology like cell phones, iPads, and laptop computers

Trading in real estate is a dynamic career choice, with market conditions and legislation constantly changing. Life-long learning is essential to retaining your edge. The OREA Real Estate College provides all real estate registration education courses in Ontario. Earn the educational requirements for salesperson registration with the OREA Real Estate College, then upgrade your skills, and stay on top of what's happening in the industry through the educational programs and wide variety of publications we provide.

A career in real estate can mean working in:

  • Residential resales
  • New home sales
  • Condominium sales
  • Rural & recreational sales
  • Commercial sales
  • Property Management
  • Appraisal
  • Mortgage financing


Ask yourself:

  • Do I want to help buyers make the largest single purchase they may ever undertake?
  • Do I long for career flexibility, financial paybacks, and great growth potential?
  • Do I enjoy the challenge of constant change?
  • Am I willing to make personal sacrifices?


Successful salespeople make things happen – they thrive on the opportunities and challenges presented each day. Are you ready to make the commitment? Click Here to Watch OREA Video on becoming a real estate salesperson in Ontario.

Become a Real Estate Salesperson in Ontario

Meet the Requirements

Pre-registration Segment
Course 1

Course 2
Course 3 The Real Estate Transaction General and the Real Estate Transaction
Registration with RECO

Articling Segment within First 2 Years of Being LIcensed

Mandatory CoursesThe Commercial Real Estate TransactionReal Property Law

Elective Courses (select one)
Principles of Appraisal
Real Estate Investment Analysis
Principles of Mortgage Financing
Principles of Property Management

To trade in real estate, you must:

  • Be a resident of Canada
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Application for salesperson registration must be made within one year of successfully completing the last course in the pre-registration segment (Phase 3RES or Phase 3COM).
  • Complete the required RECO forms
  • Submit the appropriate fees
  • Have a good past record of financial responsibility and conduct
  • Have received a salesperson registration certificate
  • Be employed by a registered brokerage
We would be happy to meet and answer any questions and concerns you might have.
Please call us a 905-646-2121 and ask for Eugene Pilato, Broker of Record or Roy Zanatta Managing Broker. You can also email us. or

Location and Contact Information for the Ontario Real Estate Association
99 Duncan Mill Road
Don Mills, Ontario
M3B 1Z2

Tel: 416-445-9910 or 1-800-265-6732
Fax: 416-445-2644
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m