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.
The September schedule is available on Synbad. You can access it by clicking on the heading Mandatory continuing education activity – new Real Estate Brokerage Act... Only a few spots are left for the month of August.
December 2010 • By opening the door to computer technologies (digitization), the new Real Estate Brokerage Act has introduced new challenges when it comes to the keeping of registers and records, making it necessary last May for the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) to develop and issue a Normative framework for the preservation, archiving and maintenance of records and registers. Since then, several agency executive officers or brokers have raised the following question: can paper registers and records be destroyed once the documents have been digitized?
The answer is yes, as long as agencies or brokers acting on their own account follow the terms and obligations to which they are bound under various legislative instruments.
The Act to establish a legal framework for information technology states that documents required by law to be retained (such as records and registers) may be destroyed as long as they have been transferred in accordance with the requirements of the Act and the destruction is done following certain conditions.
L'Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ) a produit ce dépliant dans le but de faire connaître les mécanismes de protection du consommateur dans le domaine du courtage immobilier au Québec.
In Quebec, any real estate or mortgage brokerage transaction, for compensation and for others, must be carried out by a certified real estate or mortgage broker or agency, i.e. holding a valid licence issued by the OACIQ. A contravention of this rule constitutes a violation under the Real Estate Brokerage Act and exposes the violator to legal proceedings before the Court of Quebec.
November 2010 • The OACIQ is using various vehicles to explain the state of things to brokers and the public concerning the agreement reached between the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Commissioner of Competition.
Click on the link below to read everything that has been published by the OACIQ on this topic as well as the content of media interviews (French only) given by OACIQ President and CEO Robert Nadeau.
Under this Agreement, the CREA must allow Sellers to retain the services of a broker for the Mere Posting of a property on the MLS System, without the Sellers also having to use all of the other services offered by the broker.
It is important to register without delay, as you have until January 31, 2011 to attend the session.
November 2010 • As previously announced, with the coming into force of the new Real Estate Brokerage Act on May 1, 2010 and the development of the OACIQ’s corporate image, we have revamped some of the publications aimed specifically at you. Thus the ACAIQ InfoLetter has given way to pro@ctive , the newsletter which you have been receiving since the implementation of the new Act.