Meeting to Discuss the New Real Estate Salesperson Program in Ontario

The New Ontario Real Estate Salesperson Program

This post is a consolidation of key details currently available for the new Real Estate Salesperson Program launching later this year by RECO in association with Humber College. We’ll keep this up-to-date as details are announced.

May 27 2019: As there is a gap between the closure of OREA registrations and the start of Humber registrations it'll be important to have new program details ASAP. We've created an alert list so you can receive an email notification as soon as registration details are available, sign up here:
Apr 17 2019: Preliminary program details are becoming available. Registration for the new program will open in July, with the first course starting in September, 2019.
Feb 25 2019: RECO hosted a one-hour webinar to share program details. Unfortunately, many critical questions still remain unanswered (e.g.,locations, fees and program start date). 

Here’s some basic info you need to know about the new education program to become registered as a real estate salesperson in Ontario:

Prerequisites To Apply

  • Secondary School Diploma; or
  • GED Certificate; or
  • Equivalent credential; or
  • Challenge an admission exam

Course Curriculum

  • Five courses, all delivered online:
    1. Real Estate Essentials
    2. Residential Real Estate Transactions
    3. Additional Residential Transactions
    4. Commercial Real Estate Transactions
    5. Getting Started
  • Two mandatory in-person simulation sessions (after Courses 3 and 4).
    • Each simulation session can either be completed in one week (Monday to Friday) or two consecutive weekends.
    • Class sizes will range from 12 to 24 students.
    • Sessions will include an in-person assessment of skills. No further details available.
  • Five exams, all in-person. The final exam is a cumulative exam covering the entire program.

Exam & Simulation Session Locations

  • Humber College (North Campus), Etobicoke
  • Other locations in Ontario (not yet established)

Program Fees

  • Unknown. The current OREA program is a minimum of $3,580. RECO previously commented that the new fees will be similar, but as of the Feb 25th webinar, the fees have not yet been set.

Time Commitment

  • Specifics unknown. Anticipated 250-300 hours to complete the program.
  • Could be completed in as few as 6 months or as long as 2 years.

Program Start Date

  • Registration for the new program will start in July, with the first course starting in September, 2019.

Additional Considerations

  • If you start your salesperson program with OREA, you must finish with OREA.
  • If you complete the salesperson program with OREA, you will be able to complete the broker program with Humber. Information about the new broker program is not yet available.

Passit Editor’s Note: The September, 2019 start date may result in a backlog of students when live program delivery actually begins. Also, the estimated minimum of 6 months for completion could be impacted by the availability of classes for the mandatory, in-person simulation sessions. Registration in the current OREA program is only open until April 30, 2019. Getting started in the current program is a solid option, if you want to avoid the risk of potential delays with the new program.

12 Responses to The New Ontario Real Estate Salesperson Program

  1. Avatar Nicole Smith

    I would love to have passit for the current broker course! Please let me know if you have anything coming up for broker course

  2. Avatar Gautam Panchal

    Principles of Mortgage Financing – study material is available for this program?

  3. Avatar Marco

    Hi there
    Any in class to prepare for passing the first exam?
    I’m more of a classroom learner

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      Hi Marco, we don’t offer any in-person or classroom training here at Passit, and can understand that the online-only delivery of the course isn’t for everyone. The Passit Guide for Real Estate as a Professional Career is completely comprehensive, offering summary notes, accurate and challenging practice questions with complete answer feedback, topic tips, detailed solutions and helpful explainer videos. We find many people want to know the best way to study, so we’re providing the Passit Power Plan, download (free) here: Hope that helps!

  4. Avatar Nadine

    I have embarked on the first of the five courses and understand the OREA deadline for nov 2020 etc.
    As I have enrolled before April 30th 2019 what do I have ahead of me? I have seen mandatory in person simulation tests and cumulative final exam mentioned. Is this for the new curriculum roll out only or will we all be doing this regardless? I thought I had the choice to do all 5 courses online. Thank you!

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      Hi Nadine! You have enrolled in your real estate courses with OREA, which means you will follow the OREA curriculum, not the new Humber curriculum mentioned in this blog post (which is scheduled to start later this year). All of your courses will be as per the education program here: and can be completed online (though we do recommend taking The Real Estate Transaction—General in class if you have the ability). The in-person simulation sessions and final cumulative exam only apply to the new Humber program, not the current OREA program. Hope that helps to clarify!

  5. Avatar dave


    I enrolled in real estate investment analysis the course I really like it.

    However, I can’t find from your website.


  6. Avatar Kelley Schroeyers

    I’m currently studying and using PASSIT for the Principles of Property Management course. This course is currently only available with online learning. When I make an error on your testing and want to see where I can get the correct information PASSIT guide sends me to chapter and page. This does not work with online learning… am I missing something?
    I also have a second question…. my next course will be the Broker Course, and you have stated previously that you’d have a PASSIT Guide for this course. Is this going to be available soon?

    Thank you

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      Hi Kelly, for students taking online courses you have two options to take advantage of the location references in Passit:

      1. Use the Chapter, Topic and Subtopic only to locate the content in your online course (these will align with your online course, but you can’t use the page number)
      2. Use a PDF of the course, available from your My Portfolio account and the page numbers will help you quickly locate the appropriate material

      For your second question, the Passit Guide for the Real Estate Broker Course is coming this summer, we haven’t yet set the launch date, but you can sign up to receive an email alert once a date is set.

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