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Content Assistance & Exam Prep

MCQ is an acronym for Multiple Choice Question.
The required mark to pass both OREA College and Humber College real estate exams is 75%. Each exam is entirely multiple choice (choose one correct answer).

Many students skim the course, then become frustrated when they're tripped up on exam MCQs. That's why learners use Passit. Each Passit question includes detailed answer feedback for each answer option and a specific course location reference so you know exactly where to find the applicable content. If you need extra help, take advantage of the free resources provided to you by your course provider:

  • If you're an OREA student, OREA provides free access to an OREA instructor by phone. The OREA Instructor Support line offers additional assistance with any course topic at (866) 444-5557 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.). You can also post a course content question online via the OREA forum accessible from My Portfolio at orea.com.
  • If you're a Humber student, Humber provides a free content support desk. They are available to assist with any course topic at (416) 675-5025 or 1-888-626-3090 (choose option 6, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm). You can also reach Humber College Learner Support at realestateinquiry@humber.ca

Absolutely! Lots of Passit users are last minute studiers, and do extremely well on their exams. Here's our master study plan for getting the most out of Passit during those last few days:

  • Set aside 45 minutes for each study session
  • Warm yourself up with 10 Rapid Recalls
  • Challenge 20 MCQs in Study Mode, Entire Course option
  • Review your results and note your areas of difficulty
  • Take a break, refresh!

Repeat this pattern as time permits, paying attention to the topics you found challenging and re-reading course topics, as necessary, to ensure a solid understanding of the material. Challenge the Top 10 and Test Mode when you're feeling confident! For additional details, check out our blog post: Last Minute Studying.

Passit isn't a replacement for your course materials. It is designed to be used in combination with the textbook/online course to improve your understanding and challenge your ability to apply the concepts covered in the course. Skimming or relying solely on notes without actually reading the course materials is shortsighted. The courses are large but are easily readable if you give yourself enough time. We recommend a chapter/module-a-day strategy for exam success, check out the Passit Power Plan on your Passit study guide main menu for detailed tips and study strategies. Each guide includes over 500 MCQs designed specifically to challenge your knowledge of the course content. They are organized by chapter/module, which means you can tackle new questions for each chapter/module until you're consistently achieving a score well above 80%.
Each guide includes detailed answer feedback, topic tips and solution details for every question. We have also announced a new feature in 2019 called Study Buddy. It's a study notes tool that drills down to the most mission critical exam topics in an easy-to-use online format. It's perfect as a sidekick for your course or a great last minute reminder of crucial details. It's currently available in Passit Guides for Humber Course 1: Real Estate Essentials, and OREA's Real Estate as a Professional Career, Land, Structures and Real Estate Trading and The Real Estate Transaction—General.
No one can predict what questions will appear on an exam, as each is randomly computer generated and will differ from student to student. So, memorizing questions doesn't work. Passit is designed to help you learn the course materials by challenging you with questions that are representative of what you'll see on the exam, and providing you with detailed solutions and answer feedback for each answer option. Passit helps you to apply your knowledge and get comfortable with a wide variety of questions (and question styles) so that on exam day you’re well prepared. We’ve worked collaboratively with industry leaders for over 10 years to ensure we provide the most comprehensive study tool available.
Yes! All of our guides are monitored, updated and expanded to reflect OREA & Humber's most current course materials. The accuracy and effectiveness of our study guides is our top priority!

Activation, Order Numbers & Login

The Passit site automatically generates confirmation e-mails once a payment has been successfully processed. If ten minutes or more have passed and you have not received an order number and getting started instructions by e-mail, please contact us for assistance. Note: The confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered at checkout or associated with your Passit account. Remember to check your junk/spam folder, as sometimes confirmation emails are filtered by email systems.
Passwords are case sensitive, so double-check your typing to make sure the field is accurate. Sometimes browsers auto-fill the password field for you (based on prior visits and sometimes based on old passwords)—clear the field and retype your password to ensure what’s entered is accurate. If you still have trouble, choosing a new password is quick and easy, follow the steps at app.passit.ca/password/reset.
Passit access times are based on your course's recommended completion time. There's lots of time for most students. If you need extra time, you’ll find extension options on your Passit Dashboard under Extend Expiry. If your guide has expired, you’ll need to purchase a new order number to re-activate your guide.

Tech Questions

Passit is a web app that works in any current web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and Internet Explorer). Open up your favourite browser and sign in from any location at app.passit.ca.
Yes, Passit access requires that the device you’re using has a connection to the internet.

Available Study Guides

Yes! Passit offers study guides for two of OREA's four articling courses:

If you are considering becoming a broker, OREA has extended their deadline for the Broker Registration Education Program to November 15, 2020. Passit also offers a study guide for the OREA Real Estate Broker course.

Each Passit Guide is created specifically for your course, and shares the same title as your Humber College or OREA College course title.

Does Passit have a study guide for the Interprovincial Challenge Exam?

We offer study guides for each of the pre-registration courses required to become a real estate salesperson in Ontario. The interprovincial challenge exam covers material from each pre-registration course. Although there isn't one guide devoted specifically to this exam, each of the study guides available are very helpful to test your knowledge of pre-registration course concepts. Each guide also allows you to focus on particular chapters, for example, you could choose question sets only from Real Estate as a Professional Career, Chapter 9 or Land, Structures and Real Estate Trading, Chapter 15.

Here's feedback from a student who used Passit for the Interprovincial Challenge Exam:

I just wanted to let you know that I used all the Passit Guides for my Interprovincial Challenge Exam and found them to be invaluable both as a study guide and as a prep for the exam itself. The format and wording of the questions were so close to the actual exam that I actually felt very comfortable writing the exam. I ended up passing the exam with a very comfortable margin. Thanks for all your excellent work.

You may want to purchase one or more of the applicable guides based on your own personal comfort with the course material (some students find areas more difficult than others). Choose a guide for more details, screenshots and special features.

Becoming a Real Estate Salesperson

To sell real estate in Ontario you must complete these steps:

Here's a helpful infographic that summarizes the process. Passit offers companion online study guides for each real estate exam in the program.

To apply for registration with RECO as a real estate salesperson in Ontario, you must first complete the pre-registration program at Humber College. With diligent study, students can complete the program within 6 – 9 months. The program must be completed within 2 years. The Real Estate Salesperson Program Learning Path highlights the courses and exams required. Passit offers companion online study guides for each real estate exam in the program.

The minimum cost to complete the educational requirements to become registered as a real estate salesperson in Ontario is currently $4,160. Once the education component is complete you must also consider the following start-up costs:

  • RECO Registration Application: $590
  • RECO Insurance Fee: $475
  • Costs to Join Organized Real Estate (e.g., real estate board, OREA, CREA). These vary by area and are subject to change. Here are the current fees if you elected to join the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, as an example:
    • Entrance Fee (One-Time): $460
    • Membership (Annual): $680
    • OREA & CREA Entrance Fees (One-Time): $400
    • OREA & CREA Membership (Annual): $420
      The above fees are subject to HST.
  • Additional costs to consider: advertising, phone, car, computer, signage, website development, etc.

Do I have to join a real estate brokerage to register with RECO?

Yes, the RECO salesperson application form requires the brokerage name, registration number and the broker of record's (or other authorized individual's) signature. You can connect with a brokerage at any time. We recommend researching brokerages early, as many offer assistance for real estate students, and this can help to fast track your first year. Examples include:

  • Access to Training, Seminars and Brokerage Events
  • Pre-Registration Jobs, e.g., Unlicensed Assistants
  • Guidance and Mentoring

Use Passit Scout to easily research and connect with brokerages in your area that are seeking new salespeople.

Once I finish the real estate courses, do I have to register with RECO right away?

No. You have one year to register with RECO upon completion of the pre-registration phase.

Can I work full time while completing the real estate courses?

Yes. The majority of the real estate education program is self-directed e-learning, which means you can complete the courses at your own pace and schedule. Once you begin the program you have two years to complete the pre-registration phase. There are two mandatory simulation sessions that must be attended. These sessions can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends. Due to COVID-19, these sessions are currently only offered via Zoom, which means you attend them from home. Simulation sessions are 9–5 and require your active participation. Simulation #1 is a five-day program and Simulation #2 is a four-day program. Passit offers companion online study guides for each real estate exam in the program.

What do I need to apply to the Real Estate Salesperson Program at Humber College?

You will need to provide a Candian secondary school diploma, GED certificate or an acceptable equivalent credential. The application process is entirely online and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Getting started in the program is a three-step process, here is a breakdown of the steps.

What are the minimum requirements to become a real estate salesperson in Ontario?

To apply for registration as a real estate salesperson with RECO you must:

Note: The Registrar will review key details on the application form to determine your acceptability as a registrant. This includes information relating to bankruptcies, unpaid judgements, licence/registration suspensions, pending or prior convictions, etc. Review the application form in detail to understand the items that will be considered.

These FAQs may quickly resolve issues and answer commonly asked questions. If you have other questions, Contact Us.