The courses below are available to AREA members and non-AREA members.
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Canadian Anti-Spam legislation came into effect July 1, 2014, and directly impacts how businesses, including REALTORS®, can communicate with their clients. CASL penalties can be daunting, and most infractions are caused by a lack of awareness surrounding the regulations. This course walks through the regulations, and provides a guideline for how business to consumer communication must take place. This course takes approximately 2.5 hours, and requires a passing grade of 80%.Take course (English) >Take course (French) >
The Competition Act is federal legislation designed to maintain and encourage marketplace competition, and is administered and enforced by the Competition Bureau, a federal enforcement agency. This Act applies to many industries, including real estate. REALTORS® work together often, and the balance between cooperation and competition can be fine. This course provides an overview of the Competition Act and identifies important sections for REALTORS®. This course takes approximately 2.5 hours and requires a passing grade of 80%.* Please be advised that this course is currently under review and will be re-released once the review has been completed.
Course last updated in 2018.Ethics are the underlying framework of a REALTORS® relationship with all stakeholders; protecting the integrity of the practice and increasing consumer confidence. This course will equip REALTORS® with a thorough exploration of the common theories on ethics and how to apply them in their day to day interactions. The course takes 1-1.5 hours to complete and offers a compulsory self assessment at the end to evaluate the learning.Additional Learning Materials
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Course last updated in 2017.Contract writing is a crucial service that REALTORS® provide their clients. This course will provide REALTORS® with foundational knowledge on the key elements required for a contract to be binding, as well as how those elements apply to the AREA Residential Purchase Contract. Both new and experienced REALTORS® will gain awareness that will strengthen the contracts that they form on behalf of their clients and brokerages. This course takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours and requires a passing grade of 75%.
Writing effective contracts is a necessary ability of any successful REALTOR®. This sought after skill is not just about putting words onto paper, but rather requires an understanding of the various contract sections, the consequences of a poorly written or negligent agreement and the value in taking the time to walk through the contract with your client(s). This three-hour online course explores several common case studies of poorly written contracts and their ramifications, further providing details and offering tools on how to do it better next time. In addition, the course offers an interactive activity exploring the most commonly used contracts in real estate, their best practices and the pitfalls to avoid. This course includes a thirty-question final exam, requiring an 80% passing grade to receive course completion.
Money laundering and terrorist activities are a global problem. Complying with the Canadian governments’ Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), this course is designed as the foundation course for sales professionals and brokers to understand their responsibilities as they are related to PCMLTFA and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). This updated course designed by CREA includes the most recent changes to FINTRAC from June 2021. This course takes 2-3 hours and requires a passing grade of 80%.
The Rise Fundamentals of Sustainable Homes accredited online course provides an in-depth understanding of sustainable housing in Canada and offers direction on how to use this knowledge to support your clients in their home buying, selling and upgrading decisions.
In this 3-hour interactive online course, you’ll learn:
In the Rise Healthy Homes accredited online course, real estate professionals will learn how to recognize and understand healthy home elements. While this course is not an exhaustive list of every possible sustainable design element, it provides a starting point in the healthy house hunting journey.
In this 3-hour interactive online course, you’ll learn how to:
Professionalism in real estate is more than adhering to the rules laid out by the Real Estate Act or abiding by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. These standards are the foundation by which a REALTOR® can establish themselves as a Professional, demonstrating respect towards their clients, their property and other real estate industry members. This three-hour online course explores the concept of Professionalism with relation to these key industry interactions, reviewing essential skills such as active listening, respectful practice habits and essential communication skills. This course includes a thirty-question final exam, requiring an 80% passing grade to receive course completion.
AREA's weekly blog by Provincial Practice Advisor, Bryan Statt answering trending practice questions from Alberta REALTORS® from a practical perspective.