Courses

Courses

BCREA’s professional development program enhances REALTORS’® skills, confidence, and professional knowledge. In-person and online learning opportunities have been created to suit the diverse learning styles and dynamic schedules of REALTORS®. Under the current PDP, REALTORS® must collect 18 credits per two-year licensing cycle.

On January 1, 2020, the new PDP framework will come into effect.

About BCREA’s Current PDP System


Currently, REALTORS® complete 18 credits in three different categories aligned with their two-year regulatory licensing cycle.

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  • PDP
    Accreditation System
  • 18
    Credits
  • 2yr
    Licensing Cycle
CATEGORY
A
Legal Update – 6 credits

REALTORS® must take Legal Update once per licensing cycle (6 PDP credits).


CATEGORY
B
Formal PDP Courses – 6 credits minimum
  • Includes all current BCREA-owned PDP courses and third-party courses that are PDP accredited
  • REALTORS® must take a minimum of 6 PDP credits in Category B and can take all 12 remaining credits in Category B, if desired

CATEGORY
C
Informal PDP Offerings – 6 credits maximum
  • Recognizes informal and social learning like accredited member board and industry events
  • REALTORS® can only take up to 6 PDP credits in Category C


In-Person Courses

Please Note

REALTORS® who are members of other boards may attend sessions provided by the FVREB, at the published rate for non-members, providing space is available two days prior to the event.


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Online Courses

Library of Accredited Courses

Check out the library of all current and past accredited learning opportunities created by BCREA, real estate boards and external vendors.

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Accreditation

I am a course provider; how do I apply to get a course or event accredited?

Please note that the current framework and accreditation policy will be changing effective January 1 st , 2020. For more information on the new framework, please click here.

To become accredited, all courses or events must be reviewed by the Accreditation Committee, must be REALTOR® specific, and must meet rigorous competency and pedagogical criteria. These requirements are based on the PDP Accreditation Policy.

To submit your course or event for Accreditation review, please review Category criteria outlined below fill in either the Category B or Category C application form and send to the email listed in the form.

Category B Application Form
Category C Application Form



What is defined as a Category B course?

Category B courses will address one or more primary REALTOR® competencies:

  • Agency
  • Disclosure
  • Ethics
  • Contracts/Standard Forms

Category B courses can also address a secondary competency which is an area of specialization. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Strata
  • Tax
  • Foreclosures
  • Multiple offers
  • Technology
  • Appraisals

Design and delivery of Category B courses integrate the main principles of adult learning 1 , provide tangible materials to reinforce the main learning points and create a positive, effective and impactful learning experience for REALTORS®:

  • Learners are provided with learning opportunities beyond the profession’s “entry” (licensing) level
  • Learners are involved and actively engaged in the process and delivery of their instruction
  • Learner past experience is considered, acknowledged and integrated into learning activities
  • Content has immediate relevance and impact to the job or personal life of the REALTOR®
  • Content and/or delivery method is problem-centered rather than content-oriented.
  • The course enhances the learner’s understanding and ability to apply and integrate the knowledge and/or skills gained

Depending on the length, depth and details of the course, a Category B course can receive 3 – 12 PDP credits.



What is defined as a Category C course/event?

Category C was designed to recognize those informal and social learning opportunities that REALTORS® value. Category C includes BCREA-accredited member board education events, and BCREA-accredited industry events. Category C events each provide 3 Category C PDP credits. REALTORS® can include a maximum of two events – or 6 of their required 18 PDP credits – for credit in their PDP cycle.