Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Realtors (NLAR) is a pre-eminent voice of real estate in Newfoundland and Labrador. While the National Association of Real Estate Boards adopted the first code in 1913, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) approved the first Code of Ethics in its current form in 1959. The core principles of the CREA Code of Ethics are unchanged. It demands high standards of professional conduct from REALTORS® in order to protect the interests of clients and customers and safeguard the rights of consumers of real estate services.
To start a career in real estate you will need to complete the pre-licensing course. Pre-licence Training is delivered by NLAR on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador who regulates the real estate industry in the province. The Superintendent of Real Estate at Service NL is responsible for setting the curriculum and issuing real estate sales and broker licences. Through an arragement with Service NL, we deliver the pre-licencing study guides and administer the exams.
More information is available in our Professional Development Guidebook 2019-20
The pre-licensing course is a self-paced, home-based study course. Once you register for the course you have one calendar year to pass course material. Once you feel comfortable with the material, there is an examination (100 multiple choice questions), and you are required to get a 70% to pass. You have three attempts at the exam and if you are not successful in the first attempt there will be a $100 + HST re-write fee for each additional writing.
Registration for the Pre-Licensing course is $1,520.00. This cost is non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration includes HST, the study materials and the first writing of the exam, which is held at the College of the North Atlantic.
Once you pass this course, you can apply to the provincial government (ServiceNL) for your licence. In order to apply you will need your transcript (we will provide), proof that you are bonded, and verification that you are signed up with a brokerage that is registered in the province.The specific policy, rules and regulations for pre-license courses as set forth by the regulator can be found in the Professional Development Guidebook.
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