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TO AGENCY EXECUTIVE OFFICERS • Mandatory continuing education session on the new Act You can now check your brokers’ status
As executive officer of your agency, you can now check the status of brokers acting on your behalf concerning the mandatory continuing education activity on the new Real Estate Brokerage Act.
Working knowledge of French in accordance with section 35 of the Charter of the French Language is required
This is a reminder that in accordance with new OACIQ regulations, anyone applying for issuance of a licence must meet one of the following conditions regarding the knowledge of French.
Delay no longer: more than 80% of Québec’s 18,000 real estate brokers have already received their CEU for attending the mandatory continuing education activity on the new Act, or have registered and reserved their spot on the schedule.
Brokers who are also lawyers or notaries can have this training recognized by their professional orders
We are pleased to inform you that holders of a real estate broker’s licence who are also members of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec will be able to have the mandatory continuing education activity on the new Real Estate Brokerage Act recognized as part of these organizations’ training hour requirements.
With the coming into force of the new Real Estate Brokerage Act on May 1, 2010, the ACAIQ changed its name to OACIQ, i.e. Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec. But what exactly is the OACIQ?
The OACIQ’s new advertising campaign has been airing on our television screens and on the web for over a week now. Many of you have been quick to express your enthusiasm after seeing these ads, and we thank you for your feedback.
Even though you have until January 30, 2011 to attend the continuing education activity on the new Act in order to maintain your licence, we strongly urge you not to wait until the very last minute to register.
Following the deposit of the new three-year assessment roll by Ville de Montréal, several brokers have called us to point out that the amount of taxes appearing on some detailed description sheets refers to the year 2010, whereas the municipal assessment is the one for 2011, without this being specified.
Source: OACIQ September 2010 • The 2010 Board elections, which for the first time were held exclusively by electronic vote, closed at 4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2010.
The OACIQ is happy to give you a sneak preview of the four TV advertising capsules in English and French that will air across Québec from September 27 to October 24 as part of the OACIQ’s advertising campaign. These ads use quasi-realistic, humoristic situations to show that some things are better left to the professionals.