FAQ - OACIQ certification examination
I completed my basic training in a real estate or mortgage* brokerage program recognized by the OACIQ. What is my deadline to register for a certification exam?
There is no deadline to register for a certification exam.
*Attention: The last OACIQ mortgage brokerage examination session will be held on March 17, 2020. Although the Regulation respecting the issue of broker’s and agency licences does not provide for a maximum deadline to register for a certification exam, a deadline has been set given the transfer of the mortgage brokerage supervision to the AMF on May 1, 2020. If you wish to work in the mortgage brokerage field, you have until February 21, 2020 to register for the OACIQ exam. For more details on the transfer, visit the website of the AMF.
Note that the Certification Department is responsible for the registration for the OACIQ certification exams. For any questions regarding exams, please check out the Examination registration procedure page or contact the Education Department.
I would like to register for a certification exam but I have not yet received my transcript. What shall I do?
You may still file a registration application to book your place for the exam (see question 6). When processing your application, an incomplete file notice will be sent to you and you must ensure to complete your file no later than the last day of the registration period specified in the calendar of examinations, under Details. When your file is complete, you will receive a notice to appear to write the exam.
However, if the document is not received on time, you will not be summoned to write the exam. You will have to ask the Continuing Education Department to postpone your registration and pay the applicable fees (see the List of administrative fees).
Note that the Certification Department is responsible for the registration for certification exams. For any questions regarding exams, please check out the Examination registration procedure page or contact the Education Department.
I passed my real estate or mortgage* brokerage certification exam. Do I have a deadline to apply for a licence?
Yes, you have 12 months from the date you receive your examination’s result letter to apply for a licence. If you exceed this period, you will have to rewrite the OACIQ certification examination.
*Attention: Given the transfer of the mortgage brokerage supervision to the AMF, the deadline to apply to the OACIQ for a mortgage licence is April 30, 2020. The information of mortgage brokers holding valid or suspended licences will be automatically transferred to the AMF on May 1, 2020. For more details on the transfer, visit the website of the AMF.
For whom the Interprovincial Challenge Examination is intended and what are the eligibility criteria?
This exam is intended for real estate and mortgage brokers from other Canadian provinces. It was implemented as part of the mutual recognition agreements of professional skills concluded between Québec and other Canadian provinces.
These agreements aim at promoting the mobility of workers between Canadian provinces. Registration applications for this exam are assessed to ensure that they respect its purpose and spirit.
To be eligible for this exam, you must show–by providing the required documents–that you are qualified and authorized to engage in real estate or mortgage brokerage activities in another province and that you have practised real estate or mortgage brokerage in that province. A proof of residency may also be requested to assess your eligibility.
For more information about the interprovincial challenge exam, please check the Practising in Québec page.
I passed my OACIQ certification exam in English. What documents can I provide to prove my knowledge of French?
The OACIQ does not require a specific document to prove knowledge of French. For example, you can provide a copy of:
- A certificate issued by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF);
- A proof of successful completion of the French exam from the OQLF;
- A certificate or a secondary school diploma issued an educational institution in Québec starting from the school year 1985-1986;
- A transcript from the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec proving that you passed the 4th or 5th year secondary level examinations in French as a mother language;
- School report card, transcripts or a diploma showing that you have attended a French language secondary or post-secondary establishment full time for three years;
For more information in this regard, check out the Examination registration procedure page.
I would like to register for an OACIQ certification exam. How to proceed and what are the applicable fees?