Training and career in real estate
To access the real estate or mortgage broker’s exciting career, what training should be taken? Discover the requirements to practice real estate and mortgage brokerage and learn more about recognized mandatory basic training programs. By checking this section, you will also know what tools are available to you to practice the profession according to generally accepted practices.
In an effort to enhance brokers’ skills and address the concerns of real estate professionals, any candidate wishing to take the OACIQ certification exam as of September 1, 2013 must have previously taken and passed a basic training program recognized by the OACIQ.
The competency frameworks are guides to help future brokers understand what competencies must be developed and mastered in order to act ethically and responsibly in their brokerage practice.
The OACIQ provides the public and licence holders with the name of various educational institutions offering training programs in real estate brokerage.
A formula adapted to real estate brokers holding a full-service licence or a licence restricted to residential real estate brokerage
The forms’ review process is progressing well. Between April 23 and June 30, 2012, all real estate brokers holding a full-service licence or a licence restricted to residential real estate brokerage will be asked to take an online mandatory continuing education activity on the new elements and amendments made to forms, as we already announced via the insert that was included in your August Profession Broker Newsletter.
Last spring, the floods in Montérégie have disrupted the lives of hundreds of people.
This situation had a direct effect on the work of many of you, who may find themselves faced with properties damaged by water or located in a flood-prone area. In this context, the OACIQ has decided to organize a seminar on the subject.
The seminar entitled Flooding and the real estate market, what every broker should know, organized by the OACIQ, was a huge success. More than 200 brokers filled the hall at the Relais Gouverneurs hotel in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on November 30, 2011.
Recently, Info OACIQ Center has received many calls from real estate brokers regarding a fraud scheme that has already been detected and which seems to have resumed again.
We are proud and pleased to mark the 25-year career of Mr. Robert Nadeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, within the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec.
Last October, the OACIQ has sent its recommendations to the Committee on Citizen Relations regarding the Bill No. 24, which is mainly intended to combat consumer debt overload and modernize consumer credit rules.
The forms’ review process is progressing well. From April 2 to April 20, 2012, agency executive officers will be asked to take a live mandatory training on the new elements and amendments made to forms. On their part, real estate brokers holding a full-service licence or a licence restricted to residential real estate brokerage will be asked to take it onlinefrom April 23 to June 30, 2012, as we already announced via the insert that was included in your August Profession Broker Newsletter.
Further to some comments that we received, we wish to inform you that the OACIQ wrote to a television reporter from La Facture informing him that his report entitled “Une porcherie à proximité : doit-on aviser les acheteurs” (Pig farm nearby: do buyers need to be informed?) which aired on November 1, 2011, contained inaccurate information.
We are pleased to inform you that the Québec government has initiated the process to act on the OACIQ’s recommendation to defer the effective date of the Regulation respecting contracts and forms – and therefore the use of the new forms themselves – to July 1, 2012.
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.