Quebec certification exam process

In Quebec, the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is responsible for overseeing real estate education.

Their certification examinations simulate an actual real estate transaction and test the candidate’s ability to use the resources available to them and apply them to different professional contexts.

Exams are based on competency frameworks that reflect the professional situations real estate and mortgage brokers and agency executive officers would encounter. The frameworks are validated by practitioners and professionals in each of the areas.

For example, the development process for the competency framework for residential real estate brokerage was proposed by a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke.

The certification exams are based on these competency frameworks:

Exams are reviewed by a committee of professionals. To pass, an applicant must show proficiency in all competency areas and their “case study” must not break any laws.