Saskatoon, September 11, 2017: The Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR) will complete their contract as the Saskatchewan real estate education provider in late 2018, and looks forward to targeting future learning to specific member needs. The ASR would like to congratulate University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division (UBC Sauder) on their successful bid as the new real estate pre-registration education and mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) provider with the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission (Commission).

The ASR, previously the Saskatchewan Real Estate Association, has been the primary provider of real estate education in the province for over 30 years, offering both CPD and pre-registration education. “While we were disappointed to not renew the contract with the Commission, we are confident that Sauder School of Business will provide the same high-quality real estate education to best serve our province and our members,” Bill Madder, CEO of the ASR said. “We wish both parties success in providing education to Saskatchewan students, and we’ll continue to work with the Commission on many other issues facing our industry.”

The ASR will work closely with both the Commission and UBC Sauder to ensure a smooth transfer of service, with minimal impact to students or registrants. All parties are committed to providing the highest quality of education throughout the transition. The ASR sees this change as an opportunity to focus on member needs, to enhance professionalism, and will now begin working on a new strategic plan for the future of ASR education.

Adds Madder, “It has been a pleasure working with the Commission to provide a high level of real estate education in our province over these years, and we look forward to continuing a strong relationship with them in the future to best serve REALTORS® in our province.”