At the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA), we are dedicated to strengthening the real estate profession and supporting future REALTORS® in upholding the highest standards of practice. AREA provides educational tools to help prospective learners develop technical skills and achieve professional excellence. AREA is recognized by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), the real estate regulator, as a third-party course provider.
Take AREA's NEW Pre-Licensing Real Estate Education course to become a licensed real estate professional in Alberta. Developed in partnership with leaders in the real estate industry, AREA's program prepares students with the tools and skills required to excel in real estate.
Since 1947, AREA has been providing strategic leadership and advancing the Alberta real estate profession through member-centric services, advocacy, and professional development.
We foster professional excellence for future & existing REALTORS® through formal & informal education, respecting a diversity of learners.
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Connect with AREA's Practice Advisor, attend member-only webinars, and use AREA forms – the contracts most trusted in Alberta.
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Start your career today by accessing the AREA Fundamentals of Real Estate course for $800 and each Area of Practice course for $400.
Cost: $800; Hours: 115 - 125
The Fundamentals of Real Estate program offers eleven required courses, each touching on a variety of topics which will establish the fundamental knowledge a successful real estate practitioner must know.
Cost: $400; Hours: 80
The Practice of Residential Real Estate program will assist you in meeting the regulatory requirements of a Residential real estate licensee in Alberta. This program will cover the fundamentals of Residential real estate and will prepare you to be practice-ready.
Cost: $400; Hours: 58
The Practice of Rural Real Estate program will assist you in meeting the regulatory requirements of a Rural real estate licensee in Alberta. This program will cover the fundamentals of Rural real estate and will prepare you to be practice-ready.
Cost: $400; Hours: 54
The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has developed the following Practice of Property Management program to assist you in meeting the regulatory requirements of a property management licensee in Alberta. This program will cover the fundamentals of property management and will prepare you to be practice-ready.
For more information or to get the process started please fill out the intake form below. AREA staff will verify your account with RECA before contacting you with next steps. Please be advised, you are not required to have an AREA guest/non-member account. Please fill out the intake form only.
AREA strives to create a supportive educational environment for all learners. We are always working to improve our processes and welcome all feedback. Contact us at 1.800.661.0231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) is the provincial professional association that represents the interests and concerns of more than 11,000 Alberta REALTORS®, from the 10 local real estate Board/Associations.
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