Professional Development Courses

The Real Estate Division offers a series of short online Professional Development courses aimed at satisfying real estate practitioners' continuing education needs. All courses are offered through distance education in a self-study format (with an online quiz) or a live webinar Webinar.

 Course Structure - Live Webinars and Self-Study

CPD courses range from one to four lessons, typically 3-5 hours of work per lesson. Students will receive an email with their CPD course login ID and password by the end of the next business day after submitting a course registration.

Webinar Live Webinars - Feed Your Future
The Real Estate Division periodically offers professional development courses in a live webinar ("web-based seminar") format. Students view a presentation on a topical issue by industry professionals. Webinars are generally available in November/December and at other times during the year subject to demand. Students taking a live webinar will be provided with access to supplementary materials online and some courses include a printed workbook. The student will be expected to complete two hours of self-study before taking the two-hour online seminar. Active participation in the seminar (e.g., through poll questions and evaluation surveys) is mandatory in order to receive the AIC CPD credits – an online quiz is required in some courses. Find out more about live webinars here. Please note, live webinar offerings are subject to enrollment.

Self-Study Courses
Self-study courses range from one to four lessons (typically 3-5 hours of work per lesson). In a self-study course, the student is mailed a printed copy of the course readings and is provided with access to supplementary materials online. The student reads the materials at his or her own pace and, when ready, completes a 20-question multiple choice online quiz. Links to recorded webinars () are provided in courses that have been previously offered as a live webinar. Find out more about self-study CPD courses here.

 Continuing Education Requirements for AIC, BCREA, RECO, RECBC, BCREA

Most of the Professional Development courses, after successful completion of the quiz or active participation in the webinar, meet the continuing education requirements of the following organizations:

See Credit Hours below for detailed information on how continuing education credits are awarded.

Please note that these courses do not qualify for credit for UBC degree, diploma, or certificate programs.

 Classroom Offerings

The Real Estate Division is open to partnership arrangements with employers or professional associations who wish to offer classroom instruction to supplement Professional Development courses. Materials will be made available for a fee; contact the Real Estate Division for further information: info@realestate.sauder.ubc.ca.

 Reserve Fund Planning Program

The Reserve Fund Planning Program (RFPP) is a national program designed to provide real estate practitioners with the necessary expertise required to complete a diversity of reserve fund studies and depreciation reports. The program covers a variety of property types from different Canadian provinces, offering both depth and breadth in understanding how reserve fund studies are prepared for condominium/stratas and other properties. Visit the RFPP webpage for more information.

 Advanced Studies in Real Estate (ASRE)

UBC's Advanced Studies in Real Estate program offers real estate professionals an opportunity to return for further study in specialized real estate topics (e.g., property development, appraisal, assessment, or management). The program is primarily aimed at graduates of UBC's Diploma in Urban Land Economics who wish to advance their studies into additional areas of expertise. Graduates of other equivalent real estate programs are also welcome. Visit the ASRE webpage for more information.

 Credit Hours

CPD - CPD credit hours are for the Appraisal Institute of Canada's Continuing Professional Development (AIC CPD) Program and the Real Estate Council of Ontario's Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Program. The Real Estate Council of BC recognizes select CPD courses, with their own measurement of credits - please see the REC webpage for more information.CPD credits are awarded as follows:

  • Self-Study Courses:
     - Maximum CPD credits for each course (listed in table below) are achieved by completing the reading and passing the final quiz
  • Live Webinar Courses:
     - 2 credits for active participation in the webinar
     - 2 additional credits for completing 2 hours of pre-reading
     - Remaining credits for successfully passing the final quiz (where quiz is applicable)

PDP - PDP credits are for the British Columbia Real Estate Association's Professional Development Program (PDP).

 

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Course Offerings

Click on the course title for a detailed description and outline and recommended pre-requisites.

Webinar= live webinar    = self-study with recorded webinar

* See Credit Hours above for more information on how credits are awarded

 CPD Course Offerings Register
 CPD 101: Business Enterprise Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 102: Valuation of Property Impairments and Contamination
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 103: Agricultural Valuation
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 104: Hotel Valuation
 2 lessons |  7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 105: Highest and Best Use Analysis
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 106: Multi-Family Property Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 107: Office Property Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 108: Seniors Facilities Valuation
 1 lesson | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 Webinar coming soon: email us at the Real Estate Division to join the webinar wait list
 CPD 109: Lease Analysis
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 110: Creative Critical Thinking: Advancing Appraisal to Strategic Advising
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 111: Decision Analysis: Making Better Real Property Decisions
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 112: Real Estate Consulting: Forecasting
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 113: Request for Proposals (RFPs) - Winning Strategies
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 114: Valuation for Financial Reporting - Real Property Appraisal and IFRS
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 115: Appraisal Review
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 116: Land Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 117: Exposure & Marketing Time: Valuation Impacts
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 |
 CPD 118: Machinery and Equipment Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 119: Urban Infrastructure Policies
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 |
 CPD 120: Urban Infrastructure Applications
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 |
 CPD 121: Submerged Land Valuation
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 122: Expropriation Value
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 123: Adjustment Support in the Direct Comparison Approach
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 124: Residential Appraisal: Challenges and Opportunities
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 125: Green Value – Valuing Sustainable Commercial Buildings
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 126: Getting to Green – Energy Efficient and Sustainable Housing
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 127: More Than Just Assessment Appeals - The Business of Property Tax Consulting
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 128: Retail Property Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 129: Industrial Property Valuation
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 130: Residential Appraisal Basics
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 |
 CPD 131: Commercial Appraisal Basics
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 |
 CPD 133: Valuing Residential Condominiums
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 |
 CPD 134: Rural and Remote Property Valuation
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 |
 CPD 135: Buy Smart: Commercial Property Acquisition
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 140: Statistics 101: Math Literacy for Real Estate Professionals
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95
 CPD 141: Exploratory Data Analysis: Next Generation Appraisal Techniques
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 142: Mass Appraisal - Regression Analysis in Real Estate
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 143: Appraisal Valuation Models (AVMs) - The Business of Mass Appraisal
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 144: Geographic Information Systems and Real Estate
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 150: Real Property Law Basics
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 |
 CPD 151: Real Estate Finance Basics
 3 lessons | 10 AIC credits | Self-study: $130 |
 CPD 152: Financial Analysis with Excel
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 |
 CPD 153: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 155: Succession Planning for Real Estate Professionals
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 | https://professional.sauder.ubc.ca/re_creditprogram/images/misc/bbc-mobile-webinar.png
 CPD 156: Organizing and Financing a Real Estate Business
 1 lesson | 4 AIC credits | Self-study: $60 |
 CPD 157: Accounting and Taxation Considerations for a Real Estate Business
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 |
 CPD 158: Marketing and Technology Considerations for a Real Estate Business
 2 lessons | 7 AIC credits | Self-study: $95 |
 CPD 891: Fundamentals of Reserve Fund Planning
 5 lessons | 12 AIC credits |

A Reserve Fund Planning Program (RFPP Course)

 CPD 899: Reserve Fund Planning Guided Case Study
 14 lessons | 12 AIC credits |

A Reserve Fund Planning Program (RFPP Course)

Additional Course Topics: the Real Estate Division welcomes your suggestions for future professional development courses. Please email us at info@realestate.sauder.ubc.ca with topics of interest.

See Credit Hours above for detailed information on how continuing education credits are awarded.
2 CPD 130 and CPD 131 are not applicable for AIC credit hours
3 Requires a basic calculator
4 Requires a business/financial calculator