This is WHY you should Join Alberta Real Estate School

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Are you ready to become a Real Estate Agent or Mortgage Associate in Alberta? One of the questions we often hear is “why should I choose Alberta Real Estate School?”

Alberta Real Estate School passing grades are the highest of all the course providers in Alberta. In addition to that, the marks that our students get are the highest too. One of the reasons why our students do so well in the final exam is because at Alberta Real Estate School we are truly committed to our students’ success. Having said this, we are the best Real Estate School in Alberta! Look at the following charts provided by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA):

Fundamentals of Real Estate course in Alberta
Practice of Residential Real Estate in Alberta
Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage in Alberta

In these charts, you can see the names of course providers, exam attempts, success rates, and average scores from students. If you want to explore these statistics further, visit RECA’s official website.

Now let’s take a sneak peek and go behind the scenes and see what Alberta Real Estate School students see when they join our courses:

1. Students support 💪

We are here to support you; we’re just an email or a phone call away. If you need help with anything, please feel free to email your questions to our support email or call us during business hours. We have a Facebook group where you can ask questions as you are going through the material. We also have bi-weekly Q&A Sessions. In the Q&A sessions, Raman answers questions about course topics or concepts that aren’t clear to you. Please make sure that you use these valuable support tools.

2. Course materials 📒

The course is set up in a way that supports people with different learning methodologies, choose the one that works best for you. Make sure that you complete the slides and unit quizzes, those are the requirements for passing the course. In addition to that, we have given you PDFs. If you like to learn by reading and writing on paper, you can download the PDFs and make your own notes. We also provide videos. Videos are optional, but we highly recommend watching them, as Raman explains the many concepts, giving you a deeper understanding. Secondly, she points out concepts that are important to learn to prepare for the Alberta Real Estate final exam. Make sure that you pay attention to these important topics.

3. Access Exam Prep Materials 📑

We have summarized notes in point form, so you don’t have to go through the entire course material again, focusing on things that are important to know before you take the exam. We have also added extra questions for every unit, important topic review videos, and PowerPoint slides with concepts you need to know.

4. Mock tests 📝

We have 3 timed mock tests that have the same structure as RECA’s final exam. You will receive the same number of questions and they are timed for three hours. Once you complete the test, you can go back and review your answers. These answers have explanations to help you learn the concept in case you missed it during the course. 

Watch the following video to dive in behind the scenes:

At Alberta Real Estate School, we equip with the necessary skills future Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Associates in Alberta. Pass your Alberta Real Estate exam on the first attempt.

Check out the list of courses we have for you:

Fundamentals of Real Estate

Fundamentals of Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Fundamentals of Real Estate Mock Test

Practice of Residential Real Estate

✅Practice of Residential Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Practice of Residential Real Estate Mock Test

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage

Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage Mock Test

For more information, you can give us a call at 587-936-7779. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm MST.

💯 We train tomorrow’s top Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Associates in Alberta!

Who’s Who in the Alberta Real Estate Industry?

Raman Gakhal of Alberta Real Estate School explaining Who's Who in the Alberta Real Estate Industry.

Real Estate is a big market that encompasses the many facets of a real property, including development, appraisal, marketing, selling, leasing, renting and many more. The Alberta Real Estate Industry is no different.

Anyone planning to know the process of or become a Real Estate Professional in Alberta, must learn about the important institutions and government authorities that are involved in the process. Let’s understand who’s who in the Alberta Real Estate Industry and what role does each of the member’s play.

Real Estate in Canada

In Canada, Real Estate Agents are represented at 3 levels:

  1. Locally by their Board/Association
  2. Provincially by their Provincial Association
  3. Federally by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Logo of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is the Federal Canadian Real Estate Board and is one of Canada’s largest single-industry Associations. Our membership includes more than 150,000 Real Estate Brokers, Agents, and Salespeople, working through 78 Real Estate Boards and Associations across Canada.

REALTOR® – The Code

The Realtor trademark for Real Estate Agents in Canada.

CREA has coined the two primary national trademarks for Real Estate Professionals in Canada – MLS® and REALTOR®. CREA protects and promotes the two trademarks with legal discrepancies.

Not just anyone can call themselves a REALTOR®. To do so, real estate professionals must either be direct members of their association or be members of both their local real estate board and CREA, depending on the province. As well, they must abide by the ethical standards laid out in the REALTOR® Code.

They are also the operator of

Role of CREA in the Real Estate Industry

  1. Assists Real Estate Agents to serve their clients better.
  2. Enhances professionalism and ethics in the Canadian Real Estate Industry.
  3. Produces accurate, up-to-date information and analysis on Canadian Real Estate.

Real Estate in Alberta

Alberta is a vast province with a number of territories, cities and towns that take up the land in Alberta.

Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)

Logo of Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA).

Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) is the Professional Provincial Body of Real Estate in Alberta. It represents the interests and concerns of more than 11,000 Alberta REALTORS®, from the 10 Local Real Estate Boards/Associations. They provide strategic leadership and advancement in the Real Estate Profession in Alberta through member-centric services, advocacy, and professional development.

Real Estate Boards in Alberta

Alberta is a big province comprising of 19 cities, 2 urban service areas and 10 towns. Real Estate in Alberta is distributed among 10 Local Real Estate Boards that manage the Real Estate functioning in their own designated areas. Below is a detailed list with area specifications as shown in the Alberta Map.

Map of Alberta province.
List of 10 Real Estate Boards in Alberta.

The 10 Local Real Estate Boards of Alberta

  1. Western Alberta – Alberta West REALTORS® Association (AWRA)
  2. Central Alberta – Central Alberta REALTORS® Association (CARA)
  3. South-Central Alberta – REALTORS® Association of South-Central Alberta (RASCA)
  4. Edmonton – REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (RAE)
  5. Calgary – Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)
  6. Lloydminster – REALTORS® Association of Lloydminster & District (RALD)
  7. Medicine Hat – Medicine Hat Real Estate Board Co-op (MHREB)
  8. Lethbridge – Lethbridge & District Association of REALTORS® (LDAR)
  9. Grand Prairie – Grande Prairie & Area Association of REALTORS® (GPAAR)
  10. Fort McMurray – Fort McMurray REALTORS® (FMREB)

Real Estate Licensing Education in Alberta

Real Estate Licensing Education is handled by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).

Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)

Logo of RECA - Real Estate Council of Alberta.

Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is the governing authority for Real Estate Licensing in Alberta. It sets, regulates, and enforces standards for all branches of Real Estate, Property Management, Condominium Management, & Mortgage Brokerage licensees in Alberta. RECA is responsible for issuing, renewing and debarring licenses for Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage Professionals in Alberta.

As of now, RECA is issuing licensing Education Courses for Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage in Alberta. You have to get registered with RECA in order to apply for licensing courses for both the industries. They have set eligibility parameters based on documentation, education and English proficiency requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be approved for the same. Once registered, they provide education materials through their portal.

International Education Assessment for Real Estate

If you have received international education or are an immigrant to Canada who wants to apply for Real Estate pre-licensing courses, then there are certain assessment institutions available. They are appointed and approved by the Canadian Government that help you to assess your international education as well as English language requirements.

RECA recommends using IQAS (International Qualification Assessment Service) by the Alberta Government. IQAS can assess international education of immigrants or international students who want to apply for Real Estate pre-licensing courses with RECA. For the convenience of its applicants, it coordinates the results with RECA without involving the applicants in the process.

ICES (International Credential Evaluation Service) is another credential evaluation service provider for international education of immigrants with English language assessment. It is an initiative by BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) in British Columbia (BC), Canada. It is recommended by RECA if you did not English as a subject as well as the language of instruction in your high-school diploma equivalent institution in your home foreign country (any country other than Canada where the applicant has received his/her high school education).

Insurance for Real Estate Agents in Alberta

As Real Estate Agents, you have to take insurance for your real estate business and license. It is useful for us as Realtors® as it helps us protect our license against odds and unexpected events while performing real estate practice.

Logo of REIX (The Real Estate Insurance Exchange)

REIX (The Real Estate Insurance Exchange) is the one and only Real Estate Insurance Exchange for Real Estate Professionals in Alberta and Saskatchewan. It Provides Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance Coverage to all Real Estate Industry Professionals. Its participants are called “Subscribers”.

It offers the mandatory Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance Program. The premiums paid to REIX by the Real Estate Agents are used to pay the costs of defending claims and surplus funds are used to keep premiums low. REIX is a mandatory program which means that all real estate licensees in Alberta and Saskatchewan must be insured by them.

REIX provides cost-effective, financial protection for industry members in Alberta and Saskatchewan. They act on behalf of their subscribers to protect real estate professionals from losses that result from errors, omissions and negligent acts while performing their real estate duties.

Voluntary Foundation for Real Estate Agents in Alberta

Logo of r AREF (Alberta Real Estate Foundation)

AREF (Alberta Real Estate Foundation) A voluntary association for the Real Estate professionals of Alberta. It was created under the Real Estate Act to help educate and train Real Estate Professionals in Alberta.

It is the association who is responsible for creating the pre-licensing education for real estate courses in Alberta.

These are some of the important bodies of the Real Estate Industry in Alberta that you should know if you are planning to become a part of that industry. Hope this helps to draw an outline of the necessary institutions and learn about their basic features and responsibilities.

Now, it’s time for ARS – Alberta Real Estate School

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Alberta Real Estate School helps you Pass your Real Estate Licensing Exams on the first attempt!

We are independent of RECA and offer Exclusive Real Estate Training Courses along with Focused Study Guides, Detailed Video Sessions which covers Exam Preparation Materials like Practice Exam Questions, Quiz, and our hand-picked Important Topics.

Hope you enjoyed the blog. Join Alberta Real Estate School for expert help with learning Real Estate & Mortgage Brokerage Courses.

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