Are the Collège’s courses recognized by the OACIQ?
Yes, absolutely. Our training programs correspond to the different competencies set out by the OACIQ. In addition, updates are made regularly to address the various normative and regulatory changes.
Does the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec issue the licence to work as a broker?
No, the Collège is an educational institution that provides training programs in accordance with the OACIQ’s competency frameworks. Once a program has been successfully completed, you must register for a certification exam, which, once passed, will lead to the issuance of a brokerage licence by the OACIQ.
When can I register for the different training sessions?
For in class, in virtual or hybrid, registration dates are listed on the “Our Training Programs” page, on this web site.
For the correspondence program (available only in French), there are no set start dates for the Residential Real Estate Brokerage program, meaning that training can start at a time that is agreed upon by the student and the Collège.
I am already working in a related field. Am I entitled to a recognition of my prior experience?
The Collège has a policy of recognizing prior learning and experience. It is therefore possible, under specific conditions, to obtain equivalencies for certain courses that are among the common core courses. Equivalencies are not granted for specialty courses. A form is available for this purpose and fees will apply.
You can contact an Academic Advisor to learn about the procedure to follow.
Does the College offer preparation exercises for the OACIQ exam?
The College offers you OACIQ SKILLS REVIEW WORKSHOPS for RESIDENTIAL real estate brokerage. When the student has successfully completed his program in residential real estate brokerage, he can register for the ATELIER. The dates will be listed in your Omnivox calendar. Costs apply and registration must be made on the portal by completing the form provided for this purpose.
When can I register for the OACIQ certification exam?
Once you have completed your program and received your final transcript, you can contact the OACIQ to register for your certification exam.
Here is a link explaining the requirements for taking OACIQ certification exams: https://www.oaciq.com/en/pages/page-procedures-and-conditions-for-taking-the-oaciq-examinations and the link on how to prepare for the OACIQ certfication exam: https://www.oaciq.com/en/pages/preparing-for-the-certification-examination
It is also important to read the following info https://www.oaciq.com/en/pages/oqlf-french-exam regarding the French exam for English students.
Can I receive financial assistance?
Financial aid applies for basic training programs: Residential Real Estate Brokerage (EEC.22) and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage (EEC.2F). You must contact the government’s student financial assistance services for information about applying. https://www.quebec.ca/en/education/student-financial-assistance
What is the course schedule?
Course schedules usually depend on the program you have chosen, and on the teaching format chosen at registration. Here are the different possibilities:
Residential broker ou Commercial broker (core courses and/or Residential Specialisation):
Day schedule: 4 or 5 days per week 9am to 4pm
Nights and weekends schedule: 3 nights per week in class 6pm to 10pm and every other weekend (Saturday and Sunday). For the Career Analysis and Business Management course, 4 sessions of 2 hours with your tutor will be added to your schedule. These sessions are planned from 6pm to 8pm.
Day schedule: 4 to 5 days per week; alternating one week on campus, one week in virtual, following an established schedule.
Nights and weekends schedule: 3 nights per week virtual 6pm to 10pm and one weekend out of two on campus classes (Saturday and Sunday) 9am to 3pm. For the Career Analysis and Business Management course, 4 sessions of 2 hours with your tutor will be added to your schedule. These sessions are planned from 6pm to 8pm. Take note your first night of courses will be in-person, on campus; this will give you a chance to meet your Student service agent, receive your manuals, and get to know your campus environment.
Day schedule: 4 or 5 days per week 9am to 3pm
Nights and weekends schedule: 3 nights per week 6pm to 10pm and one weekend out of two (Saturday and Sunday) 9am to 3pm. For the Career Analysis and Business Management course, 4 sessions of 2 hours with your tutor will be added to your schedule. These sessions are planned from 6pm to 8pm.
Day schedule: 2 days per week from 9am to 3pm
Nights and Weekends: 2 nights per week in virtual from 6pm to 10pm and one day per weekend (Saturday or Sunday) every weeekend, 9am to 3pm
Hybrid * new:
Day schedule: 2 days per week, 9am to 3pm; alternating one week on campus, one week in virtual, following an established schedule.
Nights and weekends schedule: 2 nights per week in virtual 6pm to 10pm, and one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) alternating weekends, following an established schedule.
Agency Executive Officer:
2 mornings per week from 8h30am to 12h30pm, virtually, and 2 weeks on campus. (please note this course is offered in French).
Course schedules may vary according to the availability of the premises and teachers. The schedule is established at the beginning of the program and all students are informed.
How long does it take to complete a program in-class or in virtual class?
For in-class and virtual classes, the common core classes take approximately 5bto 6 months to complete, depending on the time of year of the program. Please note that the Collège does not offer classes during the holiday season and the construction summer holidays. Specialization courses vary in duration and should be discussed with an Academic Advisor.
Do you offer “accelerated” training?
The Collège offers some training courses in a face paced full-time format. From an educational point of view, it is important to allow time for students to assimilate and practice the material taught in order to successfully pass the exams. The correspondence program, offered in French, can meet the needs of students who want to move through the training more quickly, as they control the speed at which they advance through the program and are more autonomous.
Are absences from courses counted?
Yes, absences will be recorded by the Collège for in-class an virtual class formula. However, these absences are not part of final grades. Please note that the Collège acknowledges the importance of the course and learning activities presence and participation in the student’s success and the quality of learning.
Do the programs offered by the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec include an internship?
No, there are no internships in our programs. However, career days are planned that allow students to meet the different real estate agencies and ask any questions they may have.
How much does it cost to take courses at the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec?
Several variables influence the cost of training, such as the format chosen, the program, whether you have already attended the Collège and whether you already have material that can be reused. Material is included in the cost of a course.
The best way to obtain an accurate cost estimate is to contact one of our Academic Advisors at 514-762-1862 Option 4 or 1-888-762-1862 Option 4.
Do you have contacts with real estate brokerage banners?
One of the features of the Collège is that it is not affiliated with any real estate banner. Therefore, all students are welcome and the Collège does not advertise or promote any specific agency, or banner. Career days are held twice a year and all banners are invited to participate.
What are the accepted payment methods and how many payments can I make?
The Collège accepts VISA and MasterCard through the Omnivox Student Portal (online payment).
At the Nuns' Island head office, students can pay by cash, debit, certified cheque or credit card.
The Collège will indicate the terms of payment and the required payment dates on your contract. A payment is required upon admission and upon signature of the contract. The Collège then requires three payments spanned over several weeks for a full program.
Can students access their files, documents and school results online?
Absolutely. The Collège de l'immobilier du Québec gives all students access to the Omnivox online portal, which publishes important information from the Collège (calendar of events, documents, guides and regulations, evaluation marks and course-related documents).
How can I write my exams under supervision if I live in a remote area (not in the Greater Montréal area)?
The Collège has agreements with various CEGEPs throughout Québec to allow students, living in remote areas, to write their exams on time without having to travel too far. Once a student is registered for their courses, they can contact a Student Services Agent to agree on an exam date and a location near their home. Once the written exam is completed, it is quickly sent to the teacher who corrects it and then sends the grade to the Collège.
Please note that due to the current COVID situation, the option of in-person exams on the campuses of various CEGEPs in Quebec is not offered. As soon as the situation is restored, we will update this program. For the moment the exams are in virtual format.
How long does it take to complete a program by correspondence?
You study at your own pace. However, you have a maximum of six (6) months to complete the courses that are included in your educational services contract, including the final exams.
For example, if you have one course included in your contract, you will have six (6) months to complete it. If you have 2 courses included in your contract, you will have six (6) months to complete them as well. Please note that you can register to a maximum of 4 courses within the same contract.
Inversely, our correspondence courses for brokerage programs do not have a minimum duration.
If I study by correspondence (available in French) is there a specific order in which I have to take the courses in my program?
Yes, the College has planned with its entire team a specific path to allow students to progress well in the program in which they are registered. This makes it possible to integrate knowledge at a good pace and to complete the program with all the notions, so that the skills and competencies are mastered. Upon completion of the correspondence program, students who have successfully completed all courses may register for their OACIQ certification exam.
How will I receive my material if I register for a correspondence course?
Educational material is sent to students by mail 10 days after receiving the completed and signed contract. Students can also make arrangements with the Collège to pick up their materials at one of the school’s campuses.
How will I be evaluated in correspondence courses?
For each course, you will need to complete 3 to 5 assignments that must be sent to the tutor for correction. The course ends with a final exam under supervision (without access to your books) at one of our campuses or at another CEGEP in Québec.
Please take note all exams are currently completed virtually. With the current COVID situation, our campuses are closed and cannot welcome any visitors or students. This on site option is therefore not offered for now. When campuses reopen we will update this section.
Are correspondence courses offered in English?
No, the Collège only offers these programs in French at this time.
Do we have an academic coach for correspondence courses?
Yes, an academic coach is assigned to you. If in doubt, we always suggest re-reading the course material. The answer to your question may very well be in your textbook or workbook. If in doubt, you can then reach your academic coach by internal portal email (MIO) explaining the difficulty and the latter will respond to you by email.
I have several questions about virtual classes. What equipment is required? How does the class work? What happens if there is a technical problem?
You can take virtual classes on a desktop or laptop computer (Apple or PC) with a wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. Connecting with a mobile device does work but is not recommended. Headphones and a webcam are optional. You do not need any special software, only a high-speed Internet connection. The Collège will provide you with an address that enables you to connect online and access the virtual classroom.
Virtual classes can be taken from any computer that is connected to the Internet, so you can join a class from anywhere you are connected. Students hear and see the teacher in real time and can ask questions. Participants can interact with each other and with the teacher through voice and chat. The teacher can provide explanatory documents via the virtual blackboard.
What distingues the manuels in the brokerage programs at Le Collège de l'immobilier du Québec?
The Collège de l'immobilier textbooks and workbooks are written by a team of experts in the field of real estate. Updated each year and faithful to the objectives of the program and the OACIQ competency framework, the manuals take into account the most recent changes in the real estate brokerage industry in Quebec.
The Collège de l'immobilier du Québec is the first real estate education institution in Quebec to include a DIGITAL version of its textbooks when purchasing the paper version, thus reaffirming its position as the master of real estate in the province.