The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is the regulatory body responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in trading in real estate. 


For information on how to obtain your real estate license in British Columbia, please visit the BCFSA website.

What are the benefits of becoming a REALTOR®?

Once you have your BC real estate license, you may choose to become a REALTOR® - this is not an automatic classification. To become a REALTOR®, you must become a member of a real estate board, which in turn grants you membership to the provincial association (the British Columbia Real Estate Association in BC) and the national association (the Canadian Real Estate Association). 


Key benefits include:


  • Access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®)

  • Professional standards and business practices

  • Access to standard forms

  • Educational standards and opportunities

  • Access to statistics, newsletters, and other industry communications

  • Leading-edge marketing and technology tools

  • Arbitration services

  • Networking opportunities