Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI)
The Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) is REIC's senior designation and the gold standard for professionals in real estate sales and leasing.
You must be actively involved in real estate sales at the time of your application and have at least five years of real estate sales or marketing experience as a licensed practitioner before you can be considered for membership. Only those individuals holding a valid real estate license qualify for FRI membership.
Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (Executive) (FRI(E))
The FRI(E) is awarded to unlicensed real estate professionals whose real estate experience is acquired at the executive level.
For more information regarding this designation, please visit the Classic REIC Designations page.
Becoming a Candidate member with REIC is your first step towards achieving an REIC designation:
To expedite and avoid delays in the processing of your application, please be sure that you:
- Fill out candidacy application form
- Sign and date application form indicating your acceptance of the Rules & Regulations.
Attach current resume and any appropriate real estate education transcripts.
- Include 3 letters of recommendation.
- Include a non-refundable processing fee of $250.00 plus GST/HST. Credit Card, Cheque or online payment are all accepted.
Once REIC has received your application, you will be contacted by a local REIC Chapter representative for an interview. (Most interviews are conducted at your place of business.)
Upon chapter endorsement of your application, REIC will confirm your candidacy status in writing.
Complete the required courses:
FIN402: Investment Real Estate: Financial Tools
REIC 2600: Ethics & Business Practice
3 University/College Electives
Real Estate Law or Business Law*
Real Estate Valuation*
There is no examination for this designation.
* Equivalencies may be granted for courses taken through provincial real estate association, universities or colleges.
Course requirements for the FRI designation are subject to provincial legislation. Contact the Admissions Department for specific requirements.
To obtain the FRI designation you must be actively involved in real estate sales at the time of your application and have at least five years of real estate sales or marketing experience as a licensed practitioner before you can be considered for membership. Only those individuals holding a valid real estate license qualify for FRI membership.
Ethics and Standards Requirement
Ethics and standards are the cornerstone of REIC's programs. REIC members are obligated to uphold the REIC Code of Professional Standards and conduct their professional activities in accordance with the code.
For further information or assistance, please contact the Admissions Department at: 1-800.542.7342 or 416.695.9000 x260.
Why have an FRI designation.
Benefits of membership with REIC