Applied Practice Courses
The Residential andCommercial Trading Services Applied Practice Coursesare compulsory for all new licensees to provide practical training in real estate which, together with the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course, enables them to confidently and effectively serve the public's real estate needs in a professional manner.
Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course
Special information about the residential course during the transition period (November 15 - December 31, 2014): The Applied Practice Course is changing! The new Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course will launch on January 1, 2015 with a new format, new course components and a new schedule. To learn more about the new courses, click
As a result of the upcoming changes, the remaining sessions of the current version of the course in 2014 are full. To meet the demand during the transition period, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and the British Columbia Real Estate Association have made additional sessions of the current version of the Applied Practice Course available in January 2015 (with February 2015 offerings to be announced shortly).
Eligible students therefore have a choice: after successfully completing the Real Estate Trading Services (RETS) Licensing examination before the end of 2014, you can either register in the current version of the Applied Practice Course (in the 2015 final offerings) and apply for licensing by December 31, 2014 (Option A below) or you can decide to take the new Applied Practice Course in 2015 as outlined in Option B.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are registered for Option A, the five-day in-class Applied Practice Course, no extensions to complete the course will be given. If you arrive late any day of the course, or miss one or more course units, you will not successfully complete the course. You will then be required to surrender your licence until you have both registered for the new Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course and have successfully completed Components one and two of the new course. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
As of January 1, 2015, registration for the course will only be available to complete Option B, the NEW residential Applied Practice Course. Learners will therefore have to complete the first two components of the course before applying to the Council for their temporary licence. For more information about the licensing process, click here.
Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course
For information about the Commercial Trading Services Applied Practice Course and to register, click here. To view the commercial course schedule, click here.