Professional Development

Being a REALTOR® means committing to a standard of professionalism that goes beyond regulatory requirements. BCREA is the steward of REALTOR® professional development in BC, providing learning opportunities to enhance skills, confidence, and knowledge within the profession.

Looking to register for Legal Update or the Applied Practice Course with the Real Estate Council of BC? Click here.

The Professional Development Program is Changing

The Professional Development Program (PDP) for REALTORS® is changing as of January 1, 2020. BCREA and the province’s 11 real estate boards have developed a new PDP framework with the aim of giving REALTORS® more flexibility in their professional development. Starting January 1, REALTORS® can pursue self-directed learning as well as accredited courses.

Find out more.

REALTOR® Education

Who does what?
RECBC Real Estate Council of BC

Regulatory education is the education that’s required by real estate licensees to earn and maintain their real estate trading services license. The Real Estate Council of BC is responsible for all aspects of regulatory education, including the Applied Practice Course and the Legal Update Course.

UBC’s Sauder School of Business hosts the online portions of these courses on behalf of the Council.


BCREA develops and offers professional development opportunities to support commercial and residential REALTORS® throughout their careers.

BCREA is also the steward of REALTOR® professional development in BC. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA ensures BC’s professional development framework for REALTORS® reflects best practices in adult learning and accredits professional development opportunities developed by third-parties.

MemberBoards Real Estate Boards
(Member Boards)

Real estate boards (also called member boards) host in-person professional development opportunities at their offices. Some also develop their own professional development opportunities that can be offered by other member boards as well.

Click here to learn more about BC’s 11 member boards.

Find a course

Browse the course catalogue to see what’s being offered across the province.

BCREA has developed in-person and online learning opportunities to suit the diverse learning styles and dynamic schedules of REALTORS®. Our courses will help you enhance your skills, confidence and professional knowledge.