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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 in 2019 by RECO in association with Humber College. We’ll keep this up-to-date as details are announced.

Aug 28 2019: Registrations are now open for the first course: Real Estate Essentials. This course is entirely online and will be accessible starting September 16, 2019. 
Jul 4 2019: Applications are now open for the new Humber Real Estate Salesperson Program (courses will start at the end of August).
June 30 2019: Prerequisites for the new program (including high school diploma equivalency details) are now available.
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

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 Four exams, all in-person. The final exam is a cumulative exam covering the entire program. The most recent update from RECO indicates there will not be a cumulative exam at the end of the pre-registration phase.

Exam & Simulation Session Locations

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

Program Fees

  • The total cost for the Salesperson Real Estate Program is $4,360. There’s some extra costs to consider:
    • $75 Program Application Fee (mandatory)
    • $100 Exam Retake Fee (only if you fail an exam and need a re-write)
    • $50 Simulation Assessment Retake Fee (only if you need to retake a simulation session).
    • $120/$280 for optional add-on support (classroom or virtual)
  • The full breakdown is available here.

Time Commitment

  • Highly dependent on you, as much of the program is self-directed.
  • Could be completed in as few as 6 months or as long as 2 years.
  • Schedules/timelines are not yet available for in-person simulation sessions and exams.

Program Start Date

  • Applications to the new Real Estate Salesperson Program opened on July 4, 2019. You must make application to the program before you can register for the first course. More Details.
  • Registration for the first course Real Estate Essentials started on August 26, 2019, with available course start dates of September 16–September 30 (this course is offered solely online). More Details.

Additional Considerations

  • If you started your salesperson program with OREA, you must finish with OREA. This post only applies to students starting their program after April 30, 2019.
  • 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.

28 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: https://app.passit.ca/docs/passit-power-plan-repc.pdf. Hope that helps!

  4. Avatar Nadine

    Hello
    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: https://www.orea.com/Education/Programs 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

    Hi,

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

    However, I can’t find from your website.

    Thanks

  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 orea.com 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.

  7. Avatar Bugga

    Hello just wondering if the course will ever be in classroom or is it online only?

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      There are several varieties of course formats in the new program. Some are online-only, others are online-only with a paid add-on option of in-person or virtual classrooms, and simulation sessions are mandatory classroom. You can review all of the details on the learning path.

  8. Avatar Rita

    Hello
    Can you please tell me what the Passing grade will be under Humbers Rules
    With OREA it was 75%

    Can you help

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      Hi Rita, from our understanding at this point the pass rate for Humber’s courses will be 70%75%. The same rules will apply to retaking the course as is presently (after two failed exams you’re required to retake the course).

      • Passit Admin Passit Admin

        **Update** Humber has updated their information regarding the pass rate — it is 75%, not 70%.

      • Avatar Ana

        I just took the first exam with Humber and I wish I had a review to retake the same exam. I am now anxious to fail again knowing that I need to retake the full course and repay 565.00 should I fail. I know I’d be a great salesperson but the costs to obtain the license does get beyond adorable when having to repay these amounts.

  9. Avatar Kiros Gebreyesus yohannes

    Exccellent, and I would wait until set up at kitchener waterloo area as well

  10. Avatar Jason

    I’m currently taking course 1 and nearly finished the Modules. When will the material be available from Passit for the Humber College version? I don’t want to book an exam until I use the material.

  11. Avatar Muhib

    Hi, Are there any sample questions available for the new real estate course offered by Humber College.

    I have registered for Real Estate Essentials which is ending September 30 and i am not sure where to prepare for the exam.

    • Passit Admin Passit Admin

      Hi Muhib, we’re hard at work on the practice questions for the Passit Guide for Humber’s Real Estate Essentials course and expect to be offering availability late October — we’ll set an availability date as the time gets closer. Although you have a set timeframe to complete your course materials, you can choose the exam date that you like. For people who are looking for some additional study materials you may not want to rush your first exam as study materials will be offered soon. In the meantime, you can sign up here to receive an email alert as soon as details are available. Also, remember that OREA’s Course 1 and Humber’s Course 1 are two completely different courses – you won’t want to use any materials for OREA’s courses as they won’t align with what you need to know for your exam. Hope that helps!

  12. Avatar Sid

    How much time is allowed for each online course by Humber. I registered 9 days ago, and I see a message , you have to complete by 9/30. Is it error???. Looks like it is giving only 2 weeks access for one online course.

  13. Avatar Ambur

    I am wondering if the passit study manual is available yet. I’ve just completed the first Humber real estate course online. I am looking for a study guide and hopefully some examples of questions or practice exams. Thank you

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