Q. OK. I’ve
made the decision to start my real estate career.
What do I have to do to get started?
A. You will need to register with Sauder Business
School located at the University of British Columbia.
Follow this link to discover details for registering.
Q. Do I need a
license to be a mortgage broker? Realtor? Property
Manager? Strata Manager?
A. Yes, you must register and obtain a license
through Sauder Business School at UBC. It is an
offence to carry on these real estate activities
in British Columbia without proper registration
Q. What are
the Requirements to get licensed?
A. Grade 12 diploma
B. Proof of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant
C. LPI (English test)
D. Good reputation - criminal check
I work part time while keeping my current job?
Q. What is the
A. There are 2 ways to take the Exam:
1) Paper Exam - held 3 - 5 times a year
throughout the province
2) Computer Exam - can be taken any
time, morning or afternoon; only in Vancouver.
65% is the passing grade.
Q. I have heard that the
final Exam is very hard. I want to pass the test on
my first try, what can I do to increase my chances to
pass the test?
A. It’s true. It is a tough exam
and has less than a 50% rate.
You can greatly improve your chances
of passing by attending the Real Estate Boot Camp and
studying with our e-bundle (Class Notes, Flash Cards
& Questions) or by practicing with our Mock Exams.
is the Real Estate Boot Camp and why should I pay for
A. The Real Estate Boot Camp is a private career college
created specifically to help individuals reach their
goal of working in the real estate industry.
Many people choose to take the Boot Camp because it
greatly increases their chances of passing the course
and also because it can shorten your studying by hundreds
The Boot Camp experience is a process we have developed
to convert the difficult, convoluted information found
in the Real Estate text books. In class, we review key
concepts, highlight shortcuts, share industry practices
and show you the tricks to passing the Exam.
happens if I don’t pass the Exam the 1st time?
A. You may write the exam twice within a 2 year period.
At the end of the 2 year period, you can re-take the
course again through the Sauder Business School & re-pay
The Real Estate Boot Camp’s are
designed to train and prepare you to be at your peak
performance on Exam day so you don't fail.
If you do fail the Exam within 30 days of taking the in-class
Boot Camp, you can re-sit at no charge. Our goal is to prepare
you so no tricky question, nebulous answer, math calculation,
provincial law, or just the stress of writing the Exam will surprise
you come exam day.
is a BootCamp?
A. Our Boot Camp is a powerful, professional partnership
that focuses on you taking action toward your goal of
becoming a realtor.
The Real Estate Courses are difficult and some individuals
take up to a year to prepare to write the Exam.
We work in sync with the chapters in the course and
break the information down into simple to understand
every day English. We provide you with rationales and
lots of extra practice so that you more fully understand
the real estate process.
We spend extra time on areas we think are most likely
to appear on the Exam and we let you know what are the
I need to be registered for the Real Estate Trade Services
Licensing Course to take the BootCamp?
A. No. You can use the Boot Camp as a review to determine
if you want to follow through to become a licensed realtor.
It is best however, to take the Boot Camp in conjunction
with the Real Estate course. and…….YES you
must eventually register with Sauder's at UBC to write
the provincial exam.
I take both the realtor and mortgage broker at the same
A. Yes, and many people do. Sauder will charge $875
for the Realtor course & $975 for the Mortgage Broker
If you take both boot camps with us, our fee is 75%
for each course.
Q. I failed
the Exam with 63% do you think you can help me or will
I make it the 2nd time?
A. Each person writes a different exam each time. You
may get 19% the 2nd time, so yes, I really do think
you will benefit from the Real Estate Boot Camp experience.
passed my Assignments. Do I have to pay full price for
the Boot Camp?
Q. I haven't
finished my Assignments. Can I attend the Boot Camp
and will I get help with the Assignments at the Boot
Q. I was in real estate for years. Now all I have to
do is pass the Challenge Exam. Would I benefit from
taking the Boot Camp?
A. Absolutely. Many of our past students have been realtors
and brokers who were amazed to discover how different
the exam is from what they were doing in their careers.
are the Boot Camps taught?
A. The Real Estate Boot Camps are taught in the downtown
cores of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria.
if I don’t live in Vancouver, Victoria or Kelowna?
A. Many of our past students have flown in for the four
I travel to Vancouver and write the Exam while I am
A. Yes, some students have done that. Usually they wait
2-3 days after the boot camp before writing the Exam
because the boot camp is intense.
In the past, after class students have
continued studying with their
e-bundle and incorporate the new information they learned
at the boot camp. Then, after a couple of days, have
taken and passed the Exam.
long realistically should I expect to study using your
A. If you are focused and committed to studying daily,
you should be prepared to write the Exam in 4 –
Q. I like
the idea of having Class Notes, but are they reliable?
A. Yes, and updated constantly.
Suppose you knew an A+ student who aced
the exam, wouldn’t you want to know what s/he
studied and get your hands on thosenotes? That’s
what our Class Notes are.
After years of teaching the course and talking to past
students, we have assembled what we know to be important
and what students remember being on the Exam.
The secret to passing the BC Real Estate
License exam is not knowing the most information, but
knowing the right information. Sure, you could eventually
find what you need in your textbooks, but who has time
to wade through all those pages?
Our 100+ pages of Class Notes highlights what is most
important to the regulators and what you must know.
We’ve cut out the fluff. AND our Class Notes are
easy to read with lots of pictures.
Q. Do I need
to install any software or download any programs onto
my computer to access the e-bundle’s online questions?
A. You will need Adobe Reader to see
the pictures, but it is a free download.
As long as you have an Internet browser and are connected
to the Internet, you’re set to go.
soon and how long can I use the online e-bundle?
A. Once you register, you will be given a password and
you can begin immediately to study with the e-bundle.
You then have 90 days from the date of registration
to use the program with full and unlimited access.
Q. What if I want more
time to use the e-bundle’s online Questions &
Flash Cards, & Notes?
A. You can purchase a 30 day extension easily, but you
must order before your account is closed. $25/month to extend.
I enter the Boot Camp after the start date?
A. Sometimes. It will depend upon the coach.
I take just one or two days of the Boot Camp?
A. Yes, you will need to call our office 604 609-0411
if I only want to take the math?
A. That's easy. We have separated the math out so you
can study just the math online or join the class on
Saturday for the Math Workshop. We have 3 options:
1. Mortgage Math Workshop
- Spend the day with a mortgage broker. Covers all the
math for real estate agents and mortgage brokers. Starts
by showing you the quick and easy way to use the mortgage
calculator. Given on a Saturday once a month.
2. e-Math The math
questions online + solutions & the math class notes
re-written in simple terminology. Check it out at www.realestatebootcamp.ca/x
3. Math Bundle Attend
the one day Mortgage Math Workshop and study at home
with the online math questions & notes.
Our math tutor is also available at
$55/hour. You choose where you want to start, including
how to use the mortgage calculator.
I take the Boot Camp more than once?
A. Yes, we have a re-sit fee of $249 for students re-attending.
do you feel is the most powerful reason for attending
the Boot Camp?
A. I believe that fear and lack of focus are the two
biggest obstacles that hold people back from getting
what they want…in business and in life. Another
major factor involved is test anxiety and a lack of
preparation. Our test-taking strategies will prepare
you for what to expect and our interactive teaching
method will inspire you to stay focused.
your opinion what keeps people from passing the Real
A. People often start to take action towards a goal
and then before they accomplish it, life gets in the
way. Before long, they are distracted from what would
make them successful. Our BootCamp will give you the
structure and feedback to keep you focused. We will
get you licensed quickly.
is your success rate?
A. We are really pleased to report it ranges between
85 – 90% for 1st time test-takers.
To date we have had more than 2400 students take our
can I apply for the Boot Camp?
A. Simply fill in our online application form indicating
which program and the date you are interested in starting.
I pay in installments?
A. Yes, as long as you pay in full 14 days before the
Boot Camp start date. We will only issue the booking
confirmation documents once we have received payment
in full. Some students purchase the e-bundle first and
pay the Boot Camp portion later.
Q. How can I pay?
A. There are 3 ways you can make payment
1. Online when you fill out the Application www.realestatebootcamp.ca/apply.php
2. At any credit union
3. By certified check
Q. What is your refund
A. If you are unable to attend your chosen boot camp,
you must give a minimum of 2 weeks notice. You are entitled
to re-schedule once at no charge. There is a $100 charge
to re-schedule after that.
There is no refund for the e-bundle once you have been
issued a password.
you guarantee I will pass?
A. NO. Nothing in life is 100%. There are people who will never pass the exam. However, If you don't pass the exam within 30 days of taking the in-class Boot Camp, you can re-sit the Boot Camp again at no charge. Passing the Exam takes commitment and your willingness to review & study what we teach you. The guarantee applies to the in-class Boot Camps.
We don’t want you to simply pass the Real Estate
Exam. We want you to understand the concepts in Real
Estate so that when you become a realtor, you have a
head start on your competition and you become a GREAT