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How do I become a broker agent representative?
Becoming a broker agent representative
To become a licensed broker agent representative, certain conditions need to be met:
- A Police Information Check
A prior criminal record will be reviewed for its relevance to working as a broker agent representative and does not automatically exclude a person from receiving a licence. Click here for the Police Information Check Policy
- The eligibility to work in Canada
An applicant must be either a Canadian citizen or have legal status to work in Canada. Non-residents of Canada must have a valid work permit for retail vehicle sales
- Employment by a licensed broker agent
Application can be made prior to employment, but a broker agent representative Licence will not be issued until employment at a broker agent is verified
- To be of legal age
Applicants must be at least nineteen (19) years of age, the age required by the Infants Act of B.C. to execute a binding contract. Individuals may register for the licensing course and submit an application before reaching the age of nineteen. However, a broker agent representative licence will not be issued until all licensing requirements are met and the applicant reaches the age of nineteen
- To pay the application and the annual licence fees
- To complete and pass the Salesperson Licensing Course before the applicant's Conditional Licence Expiry date. Broker agent representatives are required to take the salesperson licensing course to obtain a licence.
Who needs a broker agent representative licence?
Every person in contact with retail consumers at a broker agent must have a valid broker agent representative licence.
Broker agent representatives are required to take the salesperson licensing course to obtain a licence.
An applicant will automatically be registered into the self-study online Salesperson Licensing Course once their application has been processed, and will receive a separate email with course access information. The course must be completed before the applicant's Conditional Licence expiry date.
Broker agent representative licensing general requirements
Broker agent representatives must comply with the Motor Dealer Act and portions of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act. The VSA monitors compliance through province-wide inspections and investigations. Plain language explanations of these requirements can be found in:
How to apply
Broker agent representatives complete the same licensing steps as a salesperson.
Note: Employment at a dealership is not required in order to apply