RE: Reciprocity in Alberta, CA
I’m seeing that you are responding to comments…I’ve written you a few days ago.
I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I have a Brokers license in Utah. For a few years, I’ve contemplated trying to sell real estate in Alberta. I was hoping you might know how I go about selling real estate in Alberta, CA. I’ve gotten as far as speaking with the Department of Commerce and Alberta’s sister office. Both have told me “how” to get licensed but neither can tell me if once I have a license I can just start selling or if I need a work permit or how that works…? As you know, Real Estate is quite different from a “job” in that it is contract work. If you have any knowledge or advice, I would appreciate it.
Thank you so much!
I think you may have missed my reply from a few days ago. The long and short of it is that you will need to reach out to the Alberta real estate council to clarify:
Excellent question! Alberta’s reciprocity agreement with Utah only allows you to bypass their education requirements to get a license and work in Alberta. In order to legally complete transactions in Alberta, you will still need to qualify for Alberta’s licensure requirements.
Here’s a quick step by step guide for Americans seeking to become licensed in Alberta. https://www.recbc.ca/licensing/jurisdiction.html#US
If you still need help with the process, reach out to Alberta’s education and licensing officer:
Education and Licensing Officer
Real Estate Council of British Columbia
900 – 750 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2T8
or by fax: 604–683-9017