The above tweet references the announcement by RECO that they have selected their new educational services provider AND who that provider will be. The new program will be delivered by Humber College and NIIT Canada.
It is possible to qualify as a sales agent and/or broker under the existing OREA course structure by beginning before mid 2019. My guess (pure speculation) is that the new program will be longer and more difficult. The expression “better the devil you know, rather than the devil you don’t know” is possibly apt.
My advice: Begin the existing OREA program quickly! For further details see the RECO Fact Sheet below.
According to the RECO announcement:
ABOUT HUMBER COLLEGE & NIIT CANADA
Established in 1967, Humber College is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions offering programs to over 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 continuing education students. Humber College partners with government, industry and community in the development and delivery of customized training programs, and government and industry credential testing programs, including: Ontario Building Code certification examinations, and programs for IHM Property Management and Condominium Management and Administration. From the 1980s through to 2000, Humber College was a delivery partner of the original Real Estate Education Program, delivering courses to over 18,000 students.
NIIT Learning Solutions (Canada) Limited is a subsidiary of NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, established in 1981. NIIT Limited offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to institutions, individuals, and corporations in over 40 countries. NIIT’s comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes custom curriculum design and content development, learning administration and delivery, strategic sourcing, learning technology, and advisory services. NIIT’s global customers include leading global energy and petrochemical companies headquartered in Europe; some of the largest multi-national banks, insurance, and financial services companies in North America; and market-leading global technology companies. The Learning and Performance Institute, UK has internationally accredited NIIT as a forward-thinking, reputable provider, committed to learner outcomes, performance development, and customer satisfaction.
Regardless of the RECO course provider, Real Estate Math and the Code Of Ethics prescribed under REBBA (“Real Estate And Business Brokers Act”) will continue to be relevant.