A new Salesperson Licensing Course is starting August 1, 2024.
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New Salesperson Licensing Course Starting August 2024

New Salesperson Licensing Course Starting August 2024

The Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a new Salesperson Licensing Course (SLC) starting August 1, 2024.

The New Salesperson Licensing Course For Students Enrolling Starting in August 2024
The new course will provide enhanced education to better protect the public interest by ensuring higher standards of knowledge and professionalism in the real estate industry.

There will be two versions of the course available: one is entirely online, and the other combines online learning with an additional in-class component. The in-class portion extends over a period of four months.

All students registering to take the SLC as of August 1 will be enrolling in the new course. Students taking the new course will also have a new online exam, making it equally accessible to individuals in all regions of the province.

This new course was developed after reviewing the licensing education of other provincial jurisdictions, collecting feedback from the industry, and consultation with the Commission’s Education Committee and the NSAR’s Education Department. The new course is longer, has more comprehensive material into practical aspects of processes in trading and will make real estate licensees more prepared for work in the industry.

The Old Salesperson Licensing Course For Students Who Enrolled Before August 1, 2024
Students have until July 31, 2024 to enroll in the old online SLC, which is designed to be the equivalent of a four-week classroom course. The old SLC will still be available after August but only to the students who registered before August 1, 2024. These students will be unaffected by the introduction of the new course, and their current process will not change. Students enrolled before August 2024 will still:

  • Have 6 months to complete the SLC;
  • Have 12 months from completing the SLC to write the exam; and
  • Write the old exam in-person.

This means all students enrolled in the old course will be finished between July 2024 – January 2025, and the last writing of the old exam will be January 2026. Students in the old course will NOT be tested using the new exam. These students will be unaffected by the introduction of the new course.

Students cannot enroll in the old version of the course after July 31.

Both the new and old SLCs are administered by the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR). To contact NSAR for questions or enrollment:

Website: www.nsrealtors.ca
Phone: 902-468-2515
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More details for the new exam will be available in September 2024. Exam writings will start in November 2024.

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