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 opportunities.
Accredited professional development has been accredited by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee 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 professional development opportunities here.
Are you a REALTOR® and need more information about accredited professional development? Click here.
Are you a vendor and have a course that you’d like accredited? Click here.
Self-directed professional development has not been accredited by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee but enhances your professional practice. It allows you to be recognized for professional development that meets your individual needs.
To count toward your self-directed PDP hours, a professional development 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 professional development toward their 18 required PDP hours each licensing cycle. REALTORS® may choose to fulfill all 18 hours with accredited professional development opportunities.
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Are you a REALTOR® and need more information about self-directed professional development? Click here.
Are you a vendor and have a self-directed professional development opportunity? Click here.
Find a course
Browse the course calendars to find instructor-led and self-paced online professional development opportunities being offered across the province.
BCREA and the real estate boards have developed self-paced online and instructor-led professional development 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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