Residential Real Estate Brokerage
Schedule: Evenings (online) and Weekends (in person*)
Start date: February 2021
End date: 11 months after start date in 2021
The Real Estate industry in the province of Québec went through a major change in terms of the laws that regulate the activities surrounding a real estate transaction. The new Real Estate Brokerage Act (Bill 73) was sanctioned on May 28, 2008 and came into force on May 1, 2010.
Under the new Real Estate Brokerage Act, Real Estate Agents will become Residential Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Brokers will become Agencies.
The purpose of the Residential Real Estate Brokerage Program is to train both Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Brokers. The regulatory body that oversees the Real Estate industry, the OACIQ, has established seven (7) competencies which new Residential Real Estate Brokers should have developed and mastered in order to act ethically and responsibly in their real estate brokerage practice.
- Acting ethically and responsibly in one’s brokerage practice
- Managing one’s professional activities in the field of real estate
- Making use of general and special rules of law in brokerage transactions
- Assessing the quality and the various building elements of an immovable
- Estimating the market value of a residential immovable
- Carrying out brokerage transactions pertaining to the sale, purchase, leasing or exchange of a residential immovable
- Distinguishing the basic principles of mortgage financing
This three-semester program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have attained these seven (7) competencies required by the OACIQ. In order to obtain a license to practice in Québec, candidates must meet the education criteria of the OACIQ, as well as write an exam* with the OACIQ. The examination has been designed based on this competency framework.
*The OACIQ exam may be written in English or French. Those who choose to write the exam in English will be required to prove, before they are issued their license, French language competency, as per the regulations. OACIQ exam fees are not included. You may consult the brochure of the L’office québécoise de la langue française: Le français, un tremplin pour exercer une profession au Québec.
The Residential Real Estate Brokerage program consists of eleven (11) credit courses, for a total of 570 hours.
- 221-001-LA – Introduction to Residential Real Estate Brokerage – 60 Hours
- 221-002-LA – Real Estate Property Law – 60 Hours
- 221-003-LA – Real Estate Business Law – 60 Hours
- 221-004-LA – Real Estate Brokerage Act – 45 Hours
- 221-005-LA – Communication Skills in Real Estate – 45 Hours
- 221-006-LA – Residential Construction – 45 Hours
- 221-007-LA – Real Estate Mathematics – 45 Hours
- 221-008-LA – Residential Real Estate Appraisal – 45 Hours
- 221-009-LA – Residential Real Estate Brokerage Contracts – 60 Hours
- 221-010-LA – The Promise to Purchase – 45 Hours
- 221-011-LA – Presentation of the Offer to Purchase – 60 Hours
Candidates must have a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or a High School Leaving Certificate or have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College. Although French is not a component in this program, any candidate who wishes to be successful in Quebec must assure that he/she has sufficient mastery of the language. Prospective candidates will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and may be interviewed prior to admission to the program to verify their qualifications. Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).
- Further details
You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:
- Canadian Citizen or
- Permanent Resident or
- Holder of a valid Student Visa
And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:
- A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
- A College Diploma or a University Degree or
- An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
- Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.
And you meet one of the following three conditions:
- You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
- You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
- You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.
Evenings and Weekends
Schedule: Three evenings per week (Monday through Thursday) from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on alternating weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Subject to change.)
- $30.00 Application fee (non-refundable)
- $145.00 for registration fees (per semester, with 3 semesters total)
- $550.00 for books
- $100.00 – $200.00 for parking (if required)
- Further details
All new students must pay a $30.00 application fee the first time they register for a program. This fee is non-refundable.
Tuition / Registration Fees
- Part-time: Students taking less than 180 course hours per semester in a program must pay $25.00 per course ($5.00 registration fee + $20.00 auxiliary services fee).
- Full-time Students: Students taking 180 course hours (or more) per semester in a program must pay a registration fee of $145.00 ($20.00 registration fee + $125.00 auxiliary services).
Please Note: If your student status changes within a given semester, from full-time to part-time, or from part-time to full-time, all fees will be recalculated. You will either be charged the difference or given a refund.
Foreign Student Fee
- Part-time: Foreign students must pay $29.48 per course hour.
- Full-time: Foreign students must pay $6,059.00 per semester.
Fees for Non-Residents of Québec*
- Part-time: Non-resident students must pay $7.36 per course hour.
- Full-time: Non-resident students must pay $1,508.00 per semester.
- Students who can provide the official Birth Certificate from the Province of Québec are deemed to be residents of Québec for purposes of the regulations. No further documentation is required.
- Students born outside the Province of Québec or Canada and who have been living in Québec for the past twelve months or longer can provide a copy of their valid Québec Medicare card and, if deemed necessary by Continuing Education, a copy of their 2015 “Property Tax Bill” or 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 “Rental Leases.”
- Also considered as Québec residents are individuals who meet other criteria that allow them to be considered as Québec residents for purposes of exemptions from the non-resident fees. The type of acceptable documents vary, and details should be requested in each case by calling the Continuing Education office at (450) 672-7364.
*Applicants Who Were Not Born in Québec
As of the Fall 2000 semester, the Ministry of Education requires that new students, as well as students who are returning to study after an interruption or who have changed their program of study, will have to demonstrate that they are deemed residents of Québec in order to be exempt from new fees that apply only to non-residents of Québec. These new fees are required of non-residents who take any course or courses that are fully or partially subsidized by the government of Québec. The fees for non-residents will be applied according to the following schedule.
There is a fee of $6.00* per day or you can purchase a special parking pass for the month, semester, or year. You must provide your license plate number in order to purchase your parking pass. Parking passes will be sold at the beginning of classes. No refunds on tickets or parking passes.
*Subject to change
Course Withdrawal – Credit courses
Students can officially withdraw from credit courses within the first 20% of the course. (Example: Within the first 9 hours of a 45 hour course, 12 hours of a 60 hour course, etc.). Courses which have been dropped officially within this timeframe will not appear on the student’s transcript. Students who are registered for 180 hours of courses during a given semester hold a full-time student status. Should a student choose to withdraw from a credit course(s) and as a result of this their student status changes, all fees will be recalculated. Students will either be charged the difference or sent a refund. If, after the official withdrawal date, students stop attending courses in which they are registered, they will receive the grade cumulated at the time they stopped attending.
Also, by withdrawing from a course(s) within your Attestation program, it may make it difficult or impossible for you to continue with your program at that time or it may delay you in the completion of your program.
To avoid academic consequences on your permanent record (such as a failing grade for a course you did not complete), you must withdraw officially before the withdrawal deadline for each course. Requests for official withdrawals must be done in writing. The appropriate form for withdrawal is available from the Continuing Education Office (F-107). You may also send an email indicating your intentions to withdraw to firstname.lastname@example.org.