The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances to which everyone has had to adjust and adapt.  Finding solutions to ensurestudents can continue their studies and establish their real estate careers as quickly and safely as possible is a top priority for MREA’s Education Department. Below is a summary of the recent changes that MREA has made to its education offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exams

After a five-week hiatus, MREA has resumed holding in-person exam sessions. These sessions will host a limited number of students at a time, and extensive precautionary measures have been put in place for the safety of students and staff.  MREA does not currently have a set exam schedule.  Students are requested to reach out to the MREA Education Department via email at education@mrea.mb.ca with exam scheduling requests.  

In-person Classes

Due to the logistical problems created by the current social distancing regulations, MREA has been forced to cancel all in-class, instructor-led courses.  These include Module 4 and Relicensing Education (RLE). MREA’s Education Department is actively working with the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) to find solutions for real estate students and registrants to use an alternate means of course completion during the COVID-19 crisis.

Online Registration and Course Content

MREA has made online registration available for most of its courses. Online registration provides immediate access to digital copies of students’ course material as they wait for physical copies.  To register online visit mreastudents.myabsorb.com.

Contactless Course Materials Pick up

Students wishing to pick up their course materials can arrange for a contactless pickup appointment. Please contact the Education Department at 204-772-0405 or education@mrea.mb.ca for further details on contactless pickup procedures.

No-hassle Extensions

Because the current situation has created delays in some students’ progress through their programs, MREA is providing students with deadline extensions with no penalties, no doctor’s notes, etc. However, if you are enrolled in an interprovincial or challenge course, you will need to contact the MSC to inquire about changing your deadlines as they are the deciding body.

If you have any questions about these offerings, contact the Education Department (education@mrea.mb.ca).