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 2019 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. The below course options are available to AREA members. As a third 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 2019 calendar year. Any costs incurred with a third-party course will not be covered by AREA.
The courses below are available to AREA members and non-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 2019 Mandatory Course Online Troubleshooting Guide.
AREA Members please choose ONE of the three options below to meet your AREA 2019 mandatory course requirement. Click the "Take course" button and log-in to your member account to avoid non-member fees.
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%.
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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%.
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Your 2019 AREA Mandatory Course requirement can be fulfilled by an outside educational offering (not provided by AREA) should it meet the below criteria:
For a list of AREA pre-approved third-party courses, click here.
For more on the 2019 mandatory course, click here.
We are thrilled to announce a first-in-Alberta industry certification partnership with SAIT.