At AREA, we are dedicated to strengthening the real estate profession and supporting our members in upholding the highest standards of practice. AREA Professional Development provides educational tools to help members develop technical skills and achieve professional excellence. In addition to optional training opportunities, AREA also requires its members to complete one formal course each year, which is covered within member dues.
The 2022 mandatory course offering has been adapted to allow for choice, personal alignment with professional development and to encourage a diverse skill set amongst our members. As a second option, AREA members are able to choose an approved third-party course to tailor-make a professional development experience for the individual. AREA's first-in-Alberta partnership with SAIT, and the Leadership in Real Estate course offerings are a great example of third-party options. Your approved third-party course must be taken and completed within the 2022 calendar year. Any costs incurred with a third-party course will not be covered by AREA.
The courses below are available to AREA members. AREA's online course catalogue has been designed to be compatible with Apple and Android devices. Find the desktop learning computer requirements here.To view all all courses available to members and non-members, click here.
Need guidance with your course? View the 2022 Mandatory Course Online Troubleshooting Guide.
FINTRAC Mandatory Course 2022 has been added to all AREA member accounts and can be found under "My Account." Should you wish to apply an outside course from a third-party institute as your AREA mandatory course, please follow the instructions below.
The deadline to complete your 2022 Mandatory Course is January 31, 2023.
Money laundering and terrorist activities are a global problem. To counter these illegal activities, the Canadian government has instituted legislation that aims to establish guidelines and best practices. For that reason, real estate developers, brokers and sales representatives must fulfill specific obligations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated regulations to help combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Canada.
This four-hour online course bundle is comprised of three parts:
FINTRAC Mandatory Course 2022 has been added to all AREA member accounts and can be found under "My Account."
In lieu of the FINTRAC Mandatory Course 2022 online course, a member can choose to apply an outside course (not provided by AREA) as the 2022 Mandatory Course equivalent, as long as it meets the below required criteria:
If interested in applying this option, email email@example.com before taking the course with the following information:
An AREA team-member will reply to your email with confirmation as to whether the course can be applied as an equivalent.
*Please note that verification of course completion will be required.*