Course Description and Outline

Competition Law for REALTORS®

Self-Study Course | Tuition: $74.99 [register]
3 PDP Hours | 2-4 Study Hours

This course is intended to give REALTORS® practical and clear guidance to help them recognize and avoid competition law issues. Course content includes: Enforcement, Conspiracy, False and Misleading Representation, Advertising and Compliance Requirements, Abuse of Dominance and Price Maintenance.

Developed by industry experts and vetted by brokerages, Boards and CREA; taking this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize competition law issues that can arise in a real estate practice
  • Describe the Competition Bureau's enforcement powers and potential penalties including updates to the Corporate Compliance Programs (2015)
  • Recognize what is and is not appropriate to discuss with competitors
  • Recognize business practices that likely violate competition law, may violate competition law, or where further guidance should be obtained
  • Recall the importance of compliance programs at brokerage, Boards and Associations

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe key civil and criminal sections of the Competition Act
  • Identify liabilities and penalties for violation of the Competition Act
  • Incorporate identified strategies into your daily practice to comply with competition law

Target Audience

This course is designed for all Canadian real estate professionals.