The OACIQ Certification Department manages licence holder’s files. This Department issues, revokes, suspends a licence and lifts a licence suspension as well as updating brokers’ information.
Do you want to learn more about the whole process of certification of real estate and mortgage brokers? Check out this section and get the information you are looking for? You may also consult the FAQ of the Certification Department.
(Updated on September 10, 2013)
The OACIQ would like to inform candidates interested in taking one of the examinations of the procedure to follow to do so. Remember that since September 1, 2013, you must successfully complete a basic training recognized by the OACIQ before taking a certification examination.
Issuance of a real estate or mortgage agency licence, Issuance of a real estate or mortgage broker licence and other forms
Although this situation occurred before May 1, 2010 and was therefore governed by the old Real Estate Brokerage Act, R.S.Q., c. C-73-1, it is a good example to illustrate that a verbal agreement makes no difference when it comes to the illegal practice of brokerage activities.
One of the OACIQ’s mandates is to conduct investigations and bring criminal charges, if any, against the non-licence holders who engage in acts that are reserved for brokers. In recent years, the assistance requests addressed to the OACIQ concerning illegal practice of real estate or mortgage brokerage have increased substantially.
In Quebec, any real estate brokerage transaction, for compensation and for others, must be carried out by a duly certified real estate broker or agent, i.e. one who holds a certificate to practice issued by the ACAIQ.
A real estate or mortgage broker whose licence is suspended or revoked is no longer authorized to practice his profession or carry out brokerage transactions. He must cease any real estate or mortgage brokerage-related activity.