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.
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