About the Professional Development Program
Each licensing cycle, REALTORS® are required to complete a minimum of 18 hours of professional development. REALTORS® can fulfill these requirements by taking a combination of accredited and self-directed professional development.
To learn more about the revitalized Professional Development Program that launched on January 1, 2020, click here.
Accredited professional development is learning that’s been accredited by boards and/or BCREA and contributes to the fundamental skills, experience and knowledge required of REALTORS® throughout the province.
REALTORS® are required to complete at least 12 hours of accredited professional development each licensing cycle. You can find a list of all accredited learning opportunities here.
Self-directed professional development is learning that has not been accredited by boards or BCREA but enhances your professional practice. It allows you to be recognized for learning that meets your individual needs.
To count toward your self-directed PDP hours, a learning opportunity must:
1. Enhance your professional practice
2. Be verifiable and auditable by your board
3. Be a minimum of one hour of learning
REALTORS® can use 6 hours of self-directed learning toward their 18 required PDP hours each licensing cycle. REALTORS® may choose to fulfill all 18 hours with accredited learning opportunities.
Find a course
Browse the course calendars to find instructor-led and self-paced online learning opportunities being offered across the province.
BCREA and the real estate boards have developed self-paced online and instructor-led learning opportunities to suit the diverse learning styles and dynamic schedules of REALTORS®. These opportunities will help you enhance your skills, confidence and professional knowledge.
Who does what?
BCREA Launches Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Course
Three Online Courses to Consider During BCREA’s Holiday Promotion
Stock Up on Online Courses with a Special Offer This Holiday Season
Raise the Bar on Your Practice with the Newly Launched, Client Engagement Excellence: Assessing and Presenting Skills Course
Mastering Compliance Virtual Classes Feature Anti-Money Laundering Expert
Why It’s Time to Start Thinking About a Radon Gas Test
Register Now for Mastering Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering Training for Brokers
Get Ready for Mastering Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering Training for Brokers
BCREA Launches Disclosures in Real Estate Course
Radon Gas Accredited Webinar a Hit With REALTORS®, August and September Registration Open
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level with L200 & L300
Live Online Course and FAQ Created for REALTOR® Education About Radon Gas
New Online Course Helps REALTORS® Sharpen Client Engagement and Negotiating Skills
Three Questions Answered in BCREA’s Property Disclosure Statement (PDS) Online Course
Helping REALTORS® Invest in The Future: PDP Discounts During COVID-19
Online Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Changes to REALTOR® Education in Response to COVID-19
New Online Course Helps REALTORS® Expand Reach to Rural Areas
New Online Course on Cannabis Supports REALTORS® in Navigating Legalization