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
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.
On June 23, 2008, amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act came into force, resulting in additional requirements for the real estate sector, a sector that was already subject to the legislative requirements under the Act since 2001.
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.
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.
Affiliated agent who became a real estate broker and wishing to act on his own account: main requirements
An affiliated agent who became a broker on May 1 may act on his own account only once he meets certain qualification requirements; the main ones of these are listed below. Two situations can occur:
- Affiliated agent who became a broker without having begun the chartered broker’s course prior to May 1, 2010;
- Affiliated agent who became a real estate broker AND completed or began the chartered broker’s course prior to May 1, 2010.
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DO YOUR CANDIDATES HAVE ANYTHING TO DECLARE REGARDING THEIR CRIMINAL, PENAL, DISCIPLINARY OR BANKRUPTCY RECORD?
If so, there may be consequences, including refusal to issue a broker’s licence. Better make your candidates aware of this in advance!
The OACIQ Certification Department makes a point of responding to all calls concerning examinations, changes and licensing.
December 2010 • Did you know that you have an obligation to respond within the set deadline to any request to update the information which the OACIQ keeps concerning you?
Several of you sent us comments regarding the increase in the chargeable fees appearing on that invoice. It is our role to shed light on issues such as these, and to refer you to the documents containing the information that has already been made public on this topic.