The Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002 (TRESA), is consumer protection legislation governing the conduct of real estate agents and brokerages trading in real estate in the province of Ontario.

Here are some resources to support agents and brokerages in meeting their obligations under the legislation, including key changes that took effect December 1, 2023.

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This course, designed for registrants, focuses exclusively on TRESA, specifically the changes that impact the day-to-day activities of real estate agents and their interactions with buyers and sellers.

For registrants: Completion of this course will fulfill your 2024 Update Course requirements, even when taken in advance.

For registrants and learners in the post-registration cycle: You can still complete this course to ensure you are prepared for TRESA, however you will not be eligible to receive credit.

For non-registrants (such as brokerage administrators): You can complete this course for educational purposes to prepare for TRESA.

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RECO is aware that some brokerages are entering into agreements that do not comply with the legislation.
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RECO Bulletins are a series of publications developed to provide helpful information to brokerages and real estate agents about their duties and obligations under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002, and its regulations.

The RECO Information Guide and the Information and Disclosure to Self-represented Party forms are also available on this page.
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Learn how to use RECO’s online tool for sharing the RECO Information Guide and Information and Disclosure to Self-represented Party forms.

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Industry news is a collection of articles of interest to real estate agents and brokerages. It includes guest articles that are relevant to the real estate sector.

Coming soon: TRESA Spotlight series 
Short videos or podcasts in response to frequently asked questions about compliance with TRESA.

Legislation

TRESA and its associated regulations can be accessed using the links below. 

Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002
O. Reg. 567/05: General
O. Reg. 579/05: Educational requirements, insurance, records and other matters
O. Reg. 365/22: Code of Ethics
O. Reg. 536/20: Personal Real Estate Corporations
O. Reg. 367/22: Discipline Committee