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. The OACIQ examinations are also administered and managed by this Department.
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?
The OACIQ would like to inform candidates interested in taking one of the new examinations of the procedure to follow to do so.
Issuance of a real estate or mortgage agency licence, Issuance of a real estate or mortgage broker licence and other forms
Determining the square footage of an immovable: certificate of location, cadastral plan or acquisition title?
Depending on the circumstances, the certificate of location, the cadastral plan or the acquisition title will be used to determine the square footage of an immovable.
Mortgage brokerage will continue, at least for the year 2005, to be governed by the Real Estate Brokerage Act. Consequently, any person or company carrying out real estate mortgage brokerage activities in 2005 will still have to hold a real estate broker or agent certificate issued by the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec.
In a notice issued in October, the ACAIQ notified its members that as January 1, 2005, the brokerage of loans secured by immovable hypothec would be removed from the field of application of the Real Estate Brokerage Act and come under the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services. However, the Association has been notified that the transfer of mortgage brokerage from the ACAIQ to the Autorité des marchés financiers has been postponed by at least a year, i.e. to January 1, 2006.
A government executive order to this effect has been adopted.
Only a few days left before December 10 deadline to send your renewal form duly completed and your payment to the Association. Requests received after December 31 cannot be processed as a renewal and will be considered a new issue, with the corresponding fee.
No change has been made to the certificate renewal forms this year. Much of the information to be provided by the applicant is already printed on the form; all the member has to do is check for accuracy and enter any necessary corrections. You can check the status of your certificate renewal online on the Association's extranet site at:
In recent years, the ACAIQ has observed a steady increase in the number of candidates to the Association’s certification examinations. In order to adequately meet demand in the Greater Montréal and surrounding areas, the Association will hold examination sessions in December and January for a large number of candidates.
These sessions will be held on December 15 and 16, 2003 and again on January 14 and 15, 2004 at the Radisson Hotel (Longueuil-Montréal), 999 De Sérigny in Longueuil. Please note that the dates of December 16 and January 15 will be maintained only if there are enough applicants.
We remind you that candidates must submit to the Association, at least fifteen days before the date of the examination, a complete file including their application for certification. The official transcript from the teaching institution where the candidate received his real estate brokerage training must be sent to the Association at least five days before the examination date.
The year 2004 was an exceptional one in terms of certificate renewals. A total of 13,659 certificates were renewed, whereas the ACAIQ membership numbered 12,190 at the beginning of the year. The pilot project for online renewals was very successful.
In addition, the number of candidates to the entrance examination increased by 62% this year. Candidates numbered 3,045 for the affiliated agent examination and 171 for the chartered broker or agent examination. The success rates were 86.9% and 75.4% respectively.
A total of 11,265 certificates were renewed at the end of 2003, where the ACAIQ had 11,264 members at the beginning of the year. In addition, the number of candidates to the entrance examination increased by almost 20% this year. A total of 1,897 candidates took the affiliated agent examination and 205 wrote the chartered broker or agent examination. The success rates were 86.6% and 62% respectively.
The year 2002 was a record year for certificate renewals. A total of 11,147 certificates were renewed, a 12% increase over 2001. In addition, the number of candidates to the entrance examination increased by 20% over last year. A total of 1,596 candidates took the affiliated agent examination and 102 wrote the chartered broker or agent examination. The success rates were 88.5% and 74.5% respectively.
This is a central requirement for an establishment:
Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in our real estate transactions. In order to complete the electronic forms already available, many brokers wish to use an electronic or digital signature system to conclude their transactions. This fast and effective kind of system has the merit of optimizing your work and making you even more efficient.