Consumer protection mechanisms
All Industry Members are required to complete continuing professional education annually. Courses are based on subjects that provide Industry Members with a higher level of skills and knowledge that will aid them in protecting the public.
The profession’s entrance examination ensures that Industry Members possess the knowledge and competence required to provide adequate service.
The Registrar ensures that the work methods of real estate Industry Members are in accordance with the rules of the profession. To verify this, the Commission’s Compliance Officer carries out inspections of brokerages and makes recommendations as necessary.
The Registrar is the senior staff person at the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commis- sion and is responsible for the administration of the Real Estate Trading Act and the Commission By-Law and policies. The Registrar investigates when there is reason to believe that a Industry Member has violated the rules that govern the profession. The Registrar has the authority to lay charges with the Commission’s Complaint Review Committee if necessary.
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