Land agents licensing

Land agents licensing

In Alberta, a person must be a licensed land agent to negotiate with a landowner for certain surface or right of way agreements. Typically these agreements are for drilling and mining operations, laying of pipelines, construction of power lines and the construction of roads. The agreements are for interests in land that, in the absence of an agreement, could be taken without the owner’s consent.

Land agents are licensed and regulated under the Land Agents Licensing Act. The Act also provides for the establishment of an advisory committee, setting controls over negotiations, dealing with complaints about land agents and the exemption of certain people from the application of the Act. The administration and control of the Act is under the department of Alberta Labour. Currently the Act is administered by the Professional Governance branch in Edmonton.

The Land Agents Licensing Act has one regulation – the Land Agents Licensing Regulation. The Land Agents Licensing Regulation outlines the requirements to obtain a licence, sets standards of conduct for land agents to follow, and establishes certain procedures that must be followed when negotiating for an interest in land.

New information on land agents licensing fees

The Government of Alberta has implemented a policy, which involves accepting and processing credit card payments online. This policy identifies that the acceptance of credit card payments must be Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant and stronger security measures are being implemented to better protect clients from credit card fraud and identity theft.

As a result of the policy, we will no longer accept credit card information by phone, email, fax or on our application forms. Please see Pay Fees for further information.

Modified: 2014-06-16
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