How Mandatory Courses Fit Within the PDP

Aug 01, 2018

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Marianne Brimmell

The new mandatory course implemented by Council, Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure, will not provide Professional Development Program (PDP) credits at this time.

This new mandatory course is intended to ensure that REALTORS® and trading services licensees have the training and knowledge they need to comply with the Rule changes. Implemented by Council and delivered by the University of British Columbia, the course was not designed as a professional development offering and was therefore not assigned PDP credits.

We understand the concerns this has raised around mandatory education and PDP accreditation in general. Addressing these concerns has exposed the need to review the overall structure and direction of the PDP, particularly within the context of a changing regulatory environment with the potential for additional mandatory courses to be introduced.

Over the coming weeks, BCREA will assemble a Strategic Planning Education Group to have a facilitated discussion about the structure and direction of the PDP and accreditation system. The group will include representatives from BCREA and Council, as well as executive officers and other key stakeholders.

The goals of this discussion will be determining how to restructure the program to better fit member board and REALTOR® needs and to address how the new mandatory course - as well as any future mandatory courses - fit within the framework of the PDP. Once finalized, any decisions made by the Strategic Planning Education Group will be communicated to the member boards.

To register for the Rule Changes: Agency and Disclosure course, please visit: https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/realestate/rep_rc_regform.cfm.

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