Published on: August 11, 2017
Reference number: 200271

Accreditation applications

Accreditation procedure for a training activity

The OACIQ developed, in 2012, an accreditation program for continuing education activities. This program encourages industry stakeholders to work together with the Organization to promote the quality and importance of continuing education for the real estate and mortgage brokerage.

If you wish to submit an accreditation application for the 2017-2019 cycle of the Mandatory Continuing Education Program (MCEP), please make sure that your training meets the applicable criteria. Click here to learn about the accreditation procedure.

You must then complete the accreditation application and email it to us at Please note the time period to examine an application is 60 days, once the file is complete.

The goal of the MCEP is to increase the credibility of and public trust in the profession, maintain and develop the skills of all brokers and put the agency executive officer’s role at the forefront to ensure compliance with the Real Estate Brokerage Act and best practices. The training accreditation allows licence holders to obtain recognized continuing education units. Check out the MCEP Policy for full details.

Changes to an accredited training activity

Any changes to a training activity, such as changes to the description, title or learning objectives or a minor change in content, must be approved by the Organization before the training activity is delivered again. A fee of $50 plus taxes ($57.49) applies. You must complete the Request for modification of a training activity form and email it to us at

However, if the changes affect the duration of training or a substantial portion of the content, a new accreditation application is required. For any questions, please contact the OACIQ Continuing Education Department by email at or by phone at 450-462-9800 or 1-800-440-7170, ext. 8553.

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Certification application for an electronic document management system

The Real Estate Brokerage Act no longer presents any obstacles to the maintenance, preservation and archiving of records and registers on electronic medium

What does the certification of an EDM system mean?

The OACIQ believes that the proper use of an EDM system promotes compliance with regulatory standards adopted under the Real Estate Brokerage Act(R.S.Q., c. C-73.2) for the keeping of records, books and registers.

The aim of the certification of an EDM system by the OACIQ is only to confirm the compliance of the EDM system with the technical specifications established by the Organization.

The accreditation is granted for a period of two (2) years and is renewable. The OACIQ reserves the right to terminate the accreditation or discontinue its accreditation program. If applicable, the OACIQ will inform agencies and brokers.

May be your system meets our accreditation criteria, read the documents below for more information:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the OACIQ Inspection Service at 450 462-9800 or at 1 800 440-7170, ext. 8476.

Electronic or digital signature systems certification process

The OACIQ has developed an electronic or digital signature systems certification process. The process is based on technical specifications required for secure use of electronic or digital signatures in real estate transactions.

Here are the required technical specifications established by the OACIQ:

To have an electronic or digital signature system validated, the following form must be completed:

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Pascale Montpetit, by email at or by phone at 450 462-9800 or at 1 800 440-7170, ext. 8332.