Continuing Education Courses: What’s New in 2020

By Specialist In Real Estate Industry |

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Anti-Money Laundering in Real Estate

In just two months since its introduction, more than 7,000 real estate professionals have already registered for RECBC’s Anti-Money Laundering in Real Estate course. The introductory price of $25 is available for just one month more, so act fast to reserve your spot. After March 31, the price of the course increases to $50.

Anti-Money Laundering in Real Estate helps real estate professionals understand why real estate is attractive to money launderers, risk signs and red flags to be aware of, and the steps to reporting suspicious transactions. It is an online course that you can complete at your own pace. 

Real estate professionals renewing their licence on or after April 1, 2020 must have completed Anti-Money Laundering in Real Estate. Visit our Education pages for full details and to register.

Legal Update 2020

The 2020 version of Legal Update launched in February  and we can’t wait for you to dig into the new content in this year’s course. We’re continuing to introduce greater interactivity into the online portion of the course – this year in addition to the general content you’ll find special practice related “adventures” for each topic.

In the classroom you will explore the content from a service specific perspective, so that professionals licensed for strata or rental property management have an opportunity to focus on the issues that are most relevant to their business.

Coronavirus and Your Safety

RECBC takes the safety and security of learners in our continuing education classes very seriously. As you will be aware, China and other countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have an upcoming Legal Update classroom session, and you believe you have come in contact with the Coronavirus and are ill, please contact RECBC’s education department to reschedule. You will not be charged or penalized for rescheduling a classroom session due to health concerns related to Coronavirus.

To minimize the risk of infection in classroom sessions, RECBC is working to ensure that instructors receive reliable and up to date information on preventive measures.

Ethics in Real Estate

Coming this spring: a brand new mandatory continuing education course focusing on ethical decision making for real estate professionals: Ethics for the Real Estate Professional. Combining online learning with a half-day classroom session, this course will help you to increase your understanding of the importance of ethical decision-making in your work, and its impact on yourself, your clients and your profession.

In Ethics for the Real Estate Professional, you’ll examine the role ethics plays in practice as it relates to honesty and integrity, duties to clients, conflicts of interest, disclosure, and the duty to report. You’ll learn new tools for assessing risks and making informed decisions.

We’re also planning updates to the Applied Practice Course, and working with other real estate regulators across the country to develop national real estate competency profiles for real estate practitioners.  These competency profiles will help us to align real estate education with the skills required to practice effectively and professionally.