Career In Real Estate

Why Sutton Preferred?

100% Canadian, over 9000 real estate agents and 200+ offices across Canada

It is extremely important to develop your own unique identity while taking advantage of trusted nationally recognized branding. We believe that you can be a part of something great without sacrificing your individuality. At Sutton, the maple leaf is part of our brand.

At Sutton Group Preferred we are 100% committed to helping ALL of our Sales Associates to be successful. With our 32+ years track record of being one of the top brokerages in London*, let our leadership and expertise mentor you to stand out from all of the rest! (* based on units sold as per LSTAR’s annual stats)


The Salesperson Registration Education Program

You have 18 months from the start of the first course to complete this segment.

In Ontario, you need to complete pre-registration education courses and examinations prior to applying for registration with RECO.

After successfully completing these courses and examinations, you have 12 months from the completion date of your last examination to apply for registration as a salesperson with RECO.

Effective September 2019, pre-registration education courses will be delivered by Humber College on behalf of RECO.

The Pre-Registration Learning Path is the first phase of RECO’s Real Estate Education Programs offered by Humber College. Learners must complete this first phase before applying for registration with RECO.

Learners will need to complete an application on Humber’s Real Estate Programs website. Applications are open and courses will begin in September 2019.

Real Estate Salesperson Program
Program Admissions

Real Estate Salesperson Program
Pre-Registration Phase (click here to view this phase)

The Pre-Registration Learning Path outlines the first phase of the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s (RECO) Real Estate Education Programs. Learners must complete this first phase before applying for registration with RECO. Get started here with the pre-registration phase and complete the courses, exams and simulation sessions sequentially as shown below. You will have a maximum of 24 months to complete pre-registration.

Through an immersive structure that follows the flow of a real estate transaction, courses lay out the fundamentals of the profession and applicable legislative rules and obligations. Mandatory in-person exams and simulation sessions give learners an opportunity to show that they have an understanding of theory and can apply practical skills before advancing to the next course.

The courses must be completed in order, as follows: (click here for link to course info)

Course 1: Real Estate Essentials – eLearning
Exam 1: Invigilated Theory Exam
Course 2: Residential Real Estate Transactions – eLearning
Exam 2: Invigilated Theory Exam
Course 3: Additional Residential Real Estate Transactions – eLearning
Exam 3: Invigilated Theory Exam
Simulation Session 1: Residential Real Estate Transactions (in person 35 hours)
Course 4: Commercial Real Estate Transactions – eLearning
Exam 4: Invigilated Theory Exam
Simulation Session 2: Commercial Real Estate Transactions (in person 30 hours)
Course 5: Getting Started – eLearning

Registering with RECO: $306.00

a current criminal record check is mandatory

(click on link to go to Commissionaires online criminal record application)

This can be done at your local police station OR if you want your report within 24-48 hours, you can do it online through Commissionaires.

You may begin trading in real estate upon obtaining Salesperson registration with RECO.

Real Estate Salesperson Program
Post-Registration Phase

To be eligible to renew your registration at the end of your initial two-year registration cycle with RECO, you must complete the post-registration phase. Complete the mandatory compliance course and then complete any two of the remaining 5 electives.

NOTE: Successful completion of the Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Commercial Properties (Fundamentals) is a prerequisite to registering for Real Estate as an Investment Strategy: Commercial Properties (Advanced).

Compliance – eLearning (mandatory 15 hours)

Course Electives (Select any 2 of the 5 following electives) (click here to view course details)

Working in Real Estate:
Rural, Recreational, Waterfront Properties – eLearning
Working in Real Estate:
Ownership Alternatives and Complexities – eLearning
Real Estate as an Investment Strategy:
Residential Properties – eLearning
Real Estate as an Investment Strategy:
Commercial Properties – Fundamentals – eLearning
Wrap-up Session: Post-Registration Practice (mandatory – 15 hours in person)

Registration Renewal: You must renew your registration every two years. To renew your registration as a Salesperson with RECO, you must successfully complete the Articling Segment of The Salesperson Registration Education Program (one additional elective course) within 24 months of the start date of your initial registration with RECO.

Maintaining Your Registration: Following completion of your first registration cycle (Articling Segment courses), you must complete the continuing education requirements in every two-year cycle thereafter to maintain your real estate registration, including the RECO Real Estate Update Course (Residential or Commercial). The continuing education requirements apply to all registered real estate brokers and salespersons.

Broker Registration Education Program

The Real Estate Broker Program is for active real estate salespersons who are currently registered with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) and aspire to continue their education to become a registered real estate broker. Register for the Broker Qualifying Exam to start the process.

If you are not a registered real estate salesperson in Ontario and are interested in starting a career in real estate, you must first complete the Real Estate Salesperson Program.


In order to qualify to enroll in the Real Estate Broker Program, you must have completed courses in both real estate law and commercial transactions.

  1. Real Property Law; AND
  2. One of the following commercial courses:
    • The Commercial Real Estate Transaction
    • Phase 3 Commercial
    • Phase 3 ICI

Should you need to verify your course history, contact OREA: or 1-866-411-6732.

Real Property Law

You must complete at Humber:

  • Course 1: Real Estate Essentials
  • Exam 1: Invigilated Theory Exam

The Commercial Real Estate Transaction

You must complete at Humber:

  • Course 4: Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Exam 4: Invigilated Theory Exam
  • Go to the Learner Portal Log-In page and follow the prompt under New User to create an account
  • Ensure to use your full legal name as registered with RECO
  • Upon completion, you will receive an email from Humber with your username and password.


Accommodations are provided to learners with both temporary and permanent disabilities. Learners who are in the process of being assessed by a health care provider may be eligible to receive interim accommodations. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, you are not required to disclose your specific diagnosis in order to receive accommodations. However, documentation outlining the functional impacts of your disability will help us understand your strengths and challenges so that we can determine the most appropriate accommodations to support your learning. All documentation submitted to the Real Estate Program Office is treated as strictly confidential. We will not provide your disability-related documentation to a third party unless you request we do so, in writing.

To request accommodations, please see the Requesting Accommodations process.

Requests for accommodations must be sent and confirmed prior to registration in a program component (course, exam, or simulation session).

** Course Fees and information subject to change without notice. To verify current pricing and course information please visit and Humber College **