Continuing Education

Real Estate Licensing Alberta

Online Real Estate Courses

Start your real estate career today by enrolling in your online real estate training courses. Your pre-requisite courses will include the Fundamentals of Real Estate and one or more of the practice courses related to the areas of real estate you’re planning on practicing, i.e., residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, and/or rural (agri-business). With flexible online course delivery and support from industry experts and practicing real estate agents, you can get your mandatory training finished in a way that suits your schedule and needs.

Why study Real Estate at NAIT?

Like with any program at NAIT, the polytechnic approach brings theory, practice, and industry expertise together to ensure students are confidently prepared on day one of their new career. By taking your real estate training with NAIT, you'll learn the same Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) course material as every other real estate licensee in Alberta, and you'll have the advantage of access to:

  • working real estate professionals,
  • free study guides and practice exams,
  •  other supplementary courses to round out your training.

You can expect to spend between 5-10 hours per week on your courses. This is an estimate and some learners will progress faster. You should be prepared to invest many hours per week to stay on track. However, there is support to help with your success.

Free exam study guides

Study guides and practice exams are included as part of your courses at no extra cost to you.

RECA-recognized courses

Learn from a recognized RECA course provider with industry experts and practical knowledge.

Professional support

Access working Real Estate professionals who have the practical skills & knowledge you need.

The polytechnic approach to real estate training

Re-training in a new profession can be stressful and intimidating, but, with 60+ years of course delivery excellence, we are committed to offering a  training experience that prepares you to hit the real estate market confidently.

Our curriculum content is backed by a team of training development professionals who ensure you're learning the most relevant, up-to-date skills you need to be successful.

Don't forget the soft skills

By making a long-term connection to NAIT, you'll have access to a large bundle of professional courses to boost your soft skills in leadership, business, conflict resolution and negotiation. It's the soft skills that set you up for success as a licensed realtor as your overall skills will be stronger than your competitors.

An infographic outlining the 7 steps of the Real Estate Licensing journey. Click to go to the page with full instructions.

Get on the Fundamentals of Real Estate course waitlist

We’re putting the finishing touches on the course material now and it will be open for enrolment in January 2023. Get notified first when registration opens by clicking the button below or submitting a course request course block below.

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Fundamentals of Real Estate

Are you looking to start your real estate career? As an Recognized Course Provider with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), NAIT is offering the Fundamentals of Real Estate course. The interactive material, facilitation from industry experts and licensed real estate agents, FAQs, and practice exam will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to be a successful real estate licensee.

To complete the Fundamentals of Real Estate course, you must successfully complete all course modules, listed below. All course materials and instruction are in English. To become licensed after completing all of your foundational courses, you will need to successfully complete RECA examinations.

Course material includes:

  • Module 1:            Overview
  • Module 2:            Real Estate Act and Rules
  • Module 3:            Ethics
  • Module 4:            Brokerage
  • Module 5:            Customer Relations
  • Module 6:            Contract Law
  • Module 7:            Property Law
  • Module 8:            Condominiums
  • Module 9:            Valuation
  • Module 10:         Mortgage Financing and Fraud Awareness

Registration for the Fundamentals of Real Estate Course

Once registration opens in January 2023, you'll be able to add the course directly to your cart. Get notified first when registration opens by clicking the submit a request link in the course block below.

Courses

Quick Facts

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Before you can enroll in the RELA program

  • Get enrolled through RECA by meeting their eligibility requirements
  • Keep your RECA ID handy. RECA will provide this ID once you are an approved applicant.
  • If you want to take the RELA101 course but don't intend to become a licensee, you don't need to register with RECA. However, we will  require you to sign a letter declaring you are taking the course for reasons other than becoming a licensee.
  • While planning your schedule, keep in mind the Fundamentals of Real Estate (RELA101) course starts the first (1) day of every month.

5 steps to get your realty license

  1. Review Real Estate Council of Alberta's (RECA)  eligibility requirements to become a licensee and follow the steps on the webpage to create your MyRECA account.
  2. Receive your MyRECA log in.  
  3. Register for your courses. 
    1. Fundamentals of Real Estate must be completed first, and you will have 3 months to complete it. Note: You will need to provide your MyRECA ID to NAIT after you register in the course, to confirm you are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Real Estate (RELA101) course. 
    2. Once NAIT has notified RECA of your course completion, you have 3 months to write your exam. The exam will be completed in a physical exam centre and will take around 3 hours to complete. See the full details under RECA's exam section.  
    3. Write your exam. You have 2 attempts to pass the licensing exam, and a minimum of 70% is required.  
  4. After completion of the Real Estate Fundamentals course and a successful exam pass, RECA will notify you that you are eligible to register in a specialization course from one of the following practice areas: 
    1. Residential
    2. Commercial 
    3. Rural 
    4. Property Management 
  5. After passing both the Fundamentals and the specialization area exam, refer to steps 5 to 7 on RECA's licensing page.

Course Features: Fundamentals of Real Estate (RELA101)

  • Course Length: 75 hours
  • Course Delivery: self-paced online study with access to support from industry experts and practicing real estate agents
  • Certification: Certificate Achievement
  • Accredited By: Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
  • Certificate Validity: 3 months to write your pre-licensing exam with RECA
  • Exam Length: 3 hours
  • Exam  Attempts: 2
  • Passing Grade: 70%

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How do I apply/register?

Except for our Academic Upgrading and ESL programs, you do not need to apply to get started. If you would like to join us for courses, you can enrol yourself through our website and complete your fee payment by VISA/MasterCard credit or debit card.

You can proceed to the course page and select “Add to Cart” beside the course dates of your choice. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account. A video walkthrough of this process is available at www.nait.ca/register

Visit the ESL application page for details on how to register.

Visit the Academic Upgrading program page for details on how to register.

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When is the deadline to register?

This can vary depending on the course or program. Some courses may have specific registration deadlines, which will be noted under View Course Information.

Space is limited, and our courses can fill up well before the scheduled start date. For best results, we recommend enrolling as soon as you are able. If the Add to Cart button is available on the website, you are welcome to enrol.

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I am trying to sign up, but the shopping cart says “already enrolled in course, add not processed.” What do I do now?

You may have begun and not finished the checkout process in the last 24 hours. The course is on your MyNAIT portal waiting for secure online payment to confirm your seat in the class.

Please log in to your MyNAIT portal complete online payment through Self Service.

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I've been added to a waitlist. What does this mean?

If a course you wish to take says Add to Waitlist instead of Add to Cart, that means that there are no open seats for registration for that section.

You can add yourself to the waitlist at no charge for a chance to be enrolled if space becomes available. If you are enrolled from the waitlist, you will receive an email notice advising you to visit your student portal to make a payment.

Where possible, we recommend enrolling yourself in a different section with available space to ensure you can still complete the course even if you are not enrolled from the waitlist into your preferred section.

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Do I need a NAIT student account to sign up for Continuing Education classes? How do I make one?

Yes, you do need a NAIT student account to sign up for Continuing Education classes.

If you are new to NAIT, we recommend creating a NAIT account on the MyNAIT portal. When you are asked for a NAIT ID number, leave the space blank if you have not attended or applied to NAIT before, and our system will generate a new Student ID for you.

Once your account has been made, you can search for a course and add it to your cart. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account with your new username and password.  More details including a video walkthrough of this process is available at www.nait.ca/register

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Funding Options

How much does it cost?

NAIT has a flexible payment option for continuing education classes. 10% of the cost is due upon enrolment (as well as material fees if applicable). The remainder of tuition is due 30 days prior to class start date. 

Please refer to the ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding webpage for the most up to date funding information.

 

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What are my funding and payment options?

NAIT has a flexible payment option for continuing education classes. 10% of the cost is due upon enrolment (as well as material fees if applicable). The remainder of tuition is due 30 days prior to class start date. 

Please refer to the ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding webpage for the most up to date funding information.

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What is the cancellation and refund policy?

To be eligible for a refund, you must drop your course at least 10 calendar days before the class start date.

Please see the refund policy for more information.

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Are there other fees for textbooks, memberships, hardware or equipment? If so, is it something I buy from NAIT, and how?

If textbooks, materials or software are required for an individual course, it will be noted in the course details. If software or other costs apply to a whole program, it will be listed in the program overview.

Most textbooks can be purchased directly from Shop at NAIT. The program area will provide further directions if your course requires textbooks, software or other materials that need to be purchased elsewhere.

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An organization (employer or community organization) wants to pay for my Continuing Education courses by invoice. How do we set this up?

Please submit a Third Party Sponsorship form for Continuing Education courses.

This document needs to clearly identify the student, the course(s) requested, the start dates for each course requested, and the contact information of the sponsoring organization and invoicing contact. Once complete, submit the forms online.

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Courses, certificates and transfer credits

How do I withdraw from a non-credit course?

Information on how to withdraw from a non-credit course can be found on the Refunds page.
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I want to apply for transfer credit, what is the process?

If you have previous post-secondary education and want to apply for transfer credit, you must first be accepted into a credit program and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit.

Transfer credit is granted as per the guidelines and process outlined here. Please note that processing times for transfer credit is 4-6 weeks, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.  

To apply for transfer credit, please log into your MyNAIT portal account and select Open Self-Service. Once in Self-Service, select Academic Records>Transfer Credits>Apply for Transfer Credits. Please follow the prompts, make the required payment, and click submit. If you do not click on the submit button, your transfer credit application will not be received by NAIT.  

To monitor your transfer credit application, under the same section Self-Service, select Monitor Application Status. You can also locate the step-by-step Transfer Credit Application guide under the Self-Service Guide on the portal. 

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I am looking for a course or program

You can search for a Continuing Education program or course based on your area of interest here.

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What are the prior knowledge and skill expectations (prerequisites) for Continuing Education courses?

The expectations before joining any of our programs will vary for each course and certificate. We will list prerequisites or recommended prior knowledge for each certificate on the program landing page, and for individual courses in the course information.

You can view individual course information by either clicking the course title or the View Course Information option under the course title.

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Is there a recommended order to take each course in the certificate?

Most program areas list the courses in the recommended order and include any prerequisite information in the course Information description. If a course is listed as a pre-requisite, you would need to have completed the prerequisite to be able to register.

If a course is listed as recommended you can enrol without having the prerequisite on your record, which we only recommend doing if you have mastered the content of the recommended course through other work experience or education.

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How long does it take to finish this program? Do I have a time limit?

Many Continuing Education programs are relatively short, and you have the benefit of taking individual courses as fit your schedule and budget.

Use the drop-down menu of dates beside the add to cart button to pick out a schedule that works for you. We recommend completing most programs within 1-2 years wherever possible to help you maintain connections in your learning from course to course.

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How do I request a certificate after I complete a course or program?

After you have completed all required courses associated with your program, you can request certification.

Download and submit the Request for Certificate form for Continuing Education programs. The form provides directions for where to submit your request.

Certificate requests typically take up to 6 weeks to be processed.

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Can I get credit towards this credential for experience or past coursework?

Many programs will accept previous experience or coursework.

There is a fee and formal application process for transfer credit for previous course work or work experience. Learn more about transfer and credit options.

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Technology Requirements

What are the technology requirements for virtual classes?

  • Access to a personal computer running Windows 8.1 or 10/11 operating system with minimum 4GB of system memory (8 GB highly recommended) and must have administrator rights to install applications.
  • Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2019/2021. Education version of Microsoft Office 365 is available for all current NAIT students.
  • Students can contact NAIT Information and Technology Services for help and support (780) 471-8624 or helpline@nait.ca
  • High speed internet connection
  • Microphone, speaker or headset and webcam
  • Dual monitor display is highly recommended
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The course description says “Mac, Chromebook or tablets are not supported." What are my options to attend virtual courses?

The statement about Windows vs. Mac is for classes that are taught on computers running Windows.

The instructor will be using a Windows operating system for these courses and will not be able to allocate instructional time navigating or troubleshooting differences between Mac/Windows OS.

Some students are comfortable doing that type of troubleshooting themselves, but there may also be software compatibility concerns for your individual course and the instructor will not able to provide direct technical support should you choose to proceed against the program’s recommendation.

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What is Moodle, and how do I use it?

Moodle is the learning platform we use for many of our online courses.

If your course will be delivered through Moodle, you can access it by clicking the Moodle button right in your MyNAIT portal account. You will find your course linked in Moodle on the scheduled start date.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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