Join REIBC: Become a Member

Whether you have years of career experience or are new to the industry, REIBC is your key to career advancement and to connecting with the real estate industry.

Learn, network and create business opportunities with our Associate and Nominee membership options.

Get an in-depth look at the following:

  • Professional members
  • Associate members
  • Nominee members
  • Retired members
  • 12 benefits for Professional members

REIBC’s Membership Options

Learn about the memberships we offer and the qualifications required to determine which membership option best suits your needs.


Professional members

The Professional membership applies to those who have achieved the RI designation. The designation is a symbol of excellence. It provides employers and clients with instant confirmation of advanced levels of education and experience.

In addition, a Professional membership at REIBC means an opportunity for professional advancement and recognition. Along with gaining access to invaluable resources, you will have opportunities to connect with, and learn from, fellow professionals.

It also:

  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Broadens your business opportunities
  • Expands your peer network
  • Supports your career growth
  • Gives you a competitive advantage
The REIBC credential is a widely recognized and respected accreditation and is regarded by leaders in the real estate industry as synonymous with excellence, competency, and professionalism. Those that have earned the credential are committed to maintaining the highest standards of practice and business and personal ethics in the delivery of real estate services. Like my peers and associates I am very proud of my REIBC designation.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Concert Properties Ltd.

Professional Membership Qualifications & Fees

To qualify as a Professional member you must have one of the following minimum educational credentials:

MBA will be handled on a case by case basis.

(To discuss the suitability of your educational criteria, please contact REIBC at 604-685-3702.)

Applicants holding one of the following professional designations will also meet the acceptable standard:

  • CRA (with undergraduate degree) – (Appraisal Institute of Canada)
  • RPP – Registered Professional Planner
  • RLA (Member, BC Society of Landscape Architects)
  • MAIBC (Member, Architecture Institute of BC)
  • BCLS (British Columbia Land Surveyors)
  • MRICS (Member, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • FRICS (Fellow, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute)

In addition, you must also be employed full-time in the real estate profession for a minimum of three of the four years before the date of application.

Profession of Real Estate Policy

In recognition of professions that require a post-secondary degree or diploma and substantial work experience, applicants currently holding one of the following professional licenses shall meet the acceptable standard providing it can be demonstrated that a majority of their work is real estate related:

  • Lawyers
  • Notaries Public
  • Engineers

The above professions must do at least 51% of their work in real estate and require a minimum of three years related real estate experience.

If you don’t qualify through the above you may qualify for the Exemption Entrance.

Apply today!

To apply for Professional membership, click the apply now button below and complete the registration form and pay the application fee. Your application will be sent to you via e-mail once you register and pay the application fee of $100 plus GST. 

Your completed application is submitted to REIBC and reviewed. Having an RI propose you is a requirement of the application. If you do not know an RI please contact the office to discuss further.

If all requirements are met, you will then be interviewed by a member of the Board of Governors. That is the last step!

Membership Fees

  • Non-refundable application fee — $105 (includes GST)
  • Annual Professional membership fee — $650.00+GST effective April 1 through March 31.
  • Fees are $325.00+GST effective October 1 through March 31.


Associate members

Our Associate membership is available to professionals in all walks of life. They are those who do not meet the qualifications for the Professional and Nominee memberships, but who are interested or associated with the real estate industry.

Associate members at REIBC receive professional access to learning materials, networking opportunities and aids them in advancing their careers.

An Associate member can expect to:

  • Network and meet the industry’s “movers and shakers”
  • Create business opportunities with the people you meet
  • Gain insight into many facets of this thriving industry
"REIBC keeps its Associate members informed, educated, and very well connected."
Elizabeth Model, Downtown Surrey BIA

Associate Membership Qualifications & Fees

Associate members must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant is associated with and interested in the real estate industry.
  • The applicant does not meet the qualifications for Professional or Nominee membership.

Associate membership is granted at the discretion of the Board of Governors.

Apply today!

To apply for Associate membership, complete the online application form and pay your fee. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact us.


  • Annual Associate membership fee - $325.25 + GST effective April 1 through March 31.
  • Fees are $162.63 + GST for October 1 - March 31.

For more information contact the REIBC office.

*Associate members are not entitled to use the RI designation, vote or hold office.


Nominee members

The Nominee membership helps connect with future employers and highly qualified industry professionals.

Moreover, a Nominee member is a real estate practitioner that does not have either the experience or the education requited to qualify for their RI. They can also be a student taking a course from our recognized courses list.

A Nominee membership offers:

  • Eligibility for scholarships and bursaries
  • Network resources, referral opportunities and broadened business opportunities
  • Notification of industry-wide events and job postings
  • INPUT magazine mailed to your home or office
  • Access to industry information and educational resources
  • Opportunities to get connected and expand your peer network

Nominee Membership Qualifications & Fees

A Nominee can also be a student taking recognized courses including but not limited to:


This membership is valid for a maximum of 5 years.

A Nominee Membership offers:

  • Eligibility for scholarships and bursaries
  • Network resources, referral opportunities and broaden business opportunities
  • Notification of industry-wide events and job postings
  • INPUT magazine mailed to your home or office
  • Access industry information and educational resources.
  • Access to “Members Only” website features
  • Get connected and expand your peer network
  • Support your career growth

Apply today

Complete the online Nominee membership application form and pay your membership dues.

Nominee Fees:

  • Annual Nominee membership fee - $72.22 +GST effective April 1st through March 31st. The fee is $36.11 + GST from October 1st to March 31st.
  • For students belonging to a recognized Real Estate Club (UBC or BCIT Real Estate Club) the membership fee is $36.11 +GST. The fee is $18.06 +GST from October 1st – March 31st. Use code STUDENT50 at checkout to get your discounted Club rate.

For more information contact the REIBC office at or call 604.685.3702.

Retired members

The Retired membership offers industry experience to our REIBC family, providing sage wisdom, history and context to ongoing institute initiatives.

A Retired member is an individual who once held our Professional member and:

  • Has retired from the profession of real estate, and
  • No longer receives remuneration from the profession of real estate*

*a retired member who resumes the Profession of Real Estate or resumes receiving remuneration from the Profession of Real Estate, must cease being a Retired member and, if eligible to do so, resume being a professional member.

Our Retired membership offers:

  • Use of the RI (Retired) designation
  • Educational seminars, workshops and chapter events
  • Notification of industry-wide event postings
  • INPUT magazine mailed to your home or office

To become a Retired member, send a letter or email to the REIBC office notifying us of your retirement and request retired membership status.

Retired Membership Fees:

  • Annual Retired membership fee - $86.50 +GST. Effective April 1 through March 31.

For more information contact the REIBC office at or call 604 685-3702.

REIBC provides members with…

  1. The RI Designation for Professional Members*
    Your RI designation communicates your advanced professional standing to employers, clients and the public. Use it in your communications, marketing and promotional materials.
  2. Professional Development Opportunities
    Enhancing your knowledge and skills through Professional development ongoing learning is key for career development. The REIBC sponsors and promotes a wide variety of topical and educational seminars, workshops and events throughout the year.
  3. Visible in the REIBC 'Find an RI' Directory*
    Membership provides you with a listing in the online REIBC 'Find an RI' directory used by employers, industry members and the public to find REIBC professional members.
  4. Industry Networking - Building your career and your business
    Developing relationships with others in the real estate industry opens opportunities for everything from career enhancement to new business prospects.
  5. Input - Keeping in touch with real estate industry issues
    Keep up to date on the latest issues affecting the real estate industry. Input magazine is full of timely articles addressing issues related to appraisal, sales, management, finance and other industry topics.  Input is provided to members free of charge.
  6. A say in how REIBC addresses priorities and policies within the Industry*
    As a Professional member you have a say in the future direction of the Institute and because REIBC works closely with industry partners and post-secondary educational institutions, you also have a voice in real estate industry priorities and policies through REIBC committees and task forces.
  7. Industry career opportunities posted on the member only area of the REIBC website
    Members have access to current real estate industry career postings by logging onto the member only area of the REIBC website.
  8. REIBC eNews
    Each month members receive the REIBC eNews containing updates on important real estate news, upcoming events, REIBC activities and other current items.
  9. Member Rates on all REIBC events and affiliate programs
    Members receive special discounted rates on all REIBC events and affiliate programs.
  10. REIBC ProSeries - Learn from experience
    Get free access to the entire REIBC ProSeries. This is an immersive online learning experience for real estate professionals. Each course is designed and delivered by an RI-designated professional, pre-recorded in a studio and available on-demand.
  11. Landcor Data Corporation*
    As a member of REIBC you receive a discount from Landcor Data Corporation. As of January 1, 2023 the following are the rates for REIBC designated members.

Appraiser Professional:

  • Individual User: $175 mo / 1st month @ $140 (min 6 months subscription)
  • Office pricing for 2 or more users available
    • Email for more details

Realtor Professional

  • Individual User: $$5.00 off the first month with a subscription
  • Different subscription options available
    • Email for more details

* Applies only to professional members