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
(Updated on September 10, 2013)
The OACIQ certification examinations simulate a real estate transaction and are designed to validate a candidate’s ability to use the various resources at his disposal and to apply and adapt them to different professional contexts.
The OACIQ Certification Department makes a point of responding to all calls concerning examinations, changes and licensing.
As announced in the article The OACIQ is concerned about a recent decision rendered by the Court of Quebec published in the pro@ctive of December 1, 2011, the Court of Quebec has acquitted DuProprio of six counts brought against it on November 28, 2011. “We have substantial grounds for believing that DuProprio has committed many offences against the Real Estate Brokerage Act and this is why we will appeal the decision”, said Mr. Robert Nadeau, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the OACIQ.
Every year, the OACIQ invites brokers and agency executive officers to conduct a self-inspection. This exercise enables us to collect many relevant statistics and help you consolidate and improve certain aspects of your practice.
PRIOR conditions and verifications required for brokers to operate within a business corporation and remuneration to be paid to the corporation by the broker’s agency
With the coming into force on January 1, 2012 of amendments to the Real Estate Brokerage Act and the regulations thereunder, a broker acting on behalf of an agency will be able to carry out his activities within a business corporation (company) which he controls. The remuneration formerly payable to the broker will now be payable to this corporation.
In 2009, the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) brought a lawsuit before the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec against DuProprio Inc. The OACIQ alleged that some activities of DuProprio Inc., especially in regard to advertising, violated the Real Estate Brokerage Act, since the enterprise had acted in a way leading public to believe that it was authorized to act as a real estate broker or agent, whereas it was not holding a certificate for this purpose.
The following tables list the chargeable fees for the various licences, according to the month in which an application is made.
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.
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.