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  • MANDATORY FOR: ALL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

  • Ethics – Building Trust

    BCFSA’s Ethics – Building Trust course focuses on the relationship between ethics and trust. Building on the ethical decision-making framework in the context of the real estate profession, and making ethics an important part of your practice.

    Cost: $175

    Register Now

    To register, you need your licence number. Find your licence number using our Find a Professional Search.

    Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the online component of the course.

    Course Overview

    Who Must Take this Course

    All licensed real estate professionals are required to complete the current version of the Ethics Course (Ethics – Building Trust). Whether you are a representative, an associate broker or a managing broker and whether you provide trading services, rental property management services, or strata management services, you’ll learn valuable information about ethical decision making in real estate in this course.

    Ethics – Building Trust is the second ethics course in BCFSA’s ethics continuing education program. If you completed “Ethics for the Real Estate Professional”, you are required to take “Ethics – Building Trust” as part of your continuing education requirements for your next re-licensing cycle.

    What You Will Learn

    This course, which consists of both self-paced online and virtual classroom-based elements, will help you understand your obligations and the expectations placed on you as a real estate professional. The course is intended to challenge and guide you in meeting the relevant requirements of you as a real estate professional, as well as the broader expectations of the public and the profession, by applying an ethical lens to decision-making.

    As you work through the course, some of the materials will deal with roles that might not currently apply to you. As a member of the profession, it is important that you have a broad understanding of the industry and the obligations of your fellow professionals in other service areas.

    To support managing brokers in their role overseeing a real estate brokerage and related licensees, a managing broker version of the course is also available. This version includes a Managing Broker specific module in the online component of the course (Module 6: The Managing Broker Role — Building and Nurturing an Ethical Culture in Real Estate) and a virtual classroom session tailored to Managing Brokers. This module is mandatory for all Managing Brokers to complete prior to attending the specific Managing Broker virtual classroom session, and may also be accessed optionally by all other learners.

    When to Take the Course

    We encourage you to take the course as soon as possible within your two-year licensing period.

    Course Cost

    The Ethics – Building Trust course fee is $175. Course fees must be paid upon registration.

    Course revenues support the development of further educational resources and courses to enhance real estate professionals’ knowledge and help them to comply with regulatory requirements.

    Course Length

    The duration of Ethics Building Trust is three weeks, providing a two week period to complete the online modules, followed by a virtual classroom session one week later. The online component can be completed at your own pace, and in most cases will take an estimated 8-10 hours. The self-paced component must be completed before the virtual classroom component begins.

    Course Details

    The Ethics – Building Trust Course has two parts: a self-paced online component followed by a virtual classroom session. Real estate professionals must successfully complete the self-paced component before attending the virtual classroom session. The online component includes:

    Module 1Foundational Elements
    Module 2The Role of Real Estate Licensees in Social Justice
    Module 3Personal and Professional Integrity
    Module 4Client Relationships
    Module 5Ethical Business Practices
    Module 6The Managing Broker Role — Building and Nurturing an Ethical Culture in Real Estate *

    * This module must be completed by all managing brokers.

    The course includes videos and knowledge check questions within each module. You will have two weeks from the start date you select in order to complete the course. You must complete all course modules AND obtain a passing grade of at least 70% on the summative assessment.

    Once you have passed the summative assessment, you will receive a course completion letter.

    Registration Details

    Register now
    1. Registration for Ethics – Building Trust is online.
      To register, you need your licence number. Find your licence number using our Licensee Search.
    2. On the registration page, select a start date that suits your schedule from the list of available dates.
    3. This course has two parts: a self-paced online component followed by a virtual classroom session that you must complete over a 2 week period and should take 8-10 hours to complete.

      Real estate professionals must successfully complete the self-paced component before attending the virtual classroom session.

    Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with details for accessing the online course.