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Fundamentals of Real Estate Law

Unravel the Complexities of Real Estate Law.

Establish a strong foundation in real estate law and legislation. Explore common legal issues in real estate and gain a comprehensive introduction to land titles, transaction documents, leasing, valuation, condominium law, and more​.

Online, Across Canada

We have the blueprint for your career in real estate development.

Invest in yourself now and become well-versed in real estate law to navigate legal complexities in the future.

About The Course

Fundamentals of Real Estate Law


Course Delivery:
Online, Self-Paced

Core course in Real Estate Development Professional certificate

Passing Grade:
70% on each graded assessment

The REDP Fundamentals of Real Estate Law course empowers you with essential knowledge of real estate law and legislation, providing a solid foundation for every specialized area within the real estate industry. Through eight interactive lessons and engaging instructor videos, you’ll delve into important aspects of real estate law using case studies, project examples, and insights from expert industry speakers from across Canada.

Uncover the intricacies of common legal issues in real estate, and explore applicable provincial and federal legislation. With a focus on land titles, transaction documents, conveyancing, leasing, valuation, condominium law, and litigation, you’ll be equipped to handle legal complexities with confidence.

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Total price:$495.00

Course Details


  • 8 interactive lessons that provide deep insights and practical expertise.
  • Engaging instructor videos to guide you through the real estate law learning journey.
  • Independent project work to apply your learnings to real-world legal scenarios.
  • Downloadable Real Estate Law Template to facilitate your understanding of key legal documents.
  • Access to our exclusive LinkedIn Networking Group, connecting you with fellow real estate professionals.

Graded Assessments 

  • 3 multiple-choice progression quizzes to gauge your understanding throughout the course.
  • 1 multiple-choice final assessment to showcase your proficiency in real estate law.

By completion of this course, successful learners will be able to:  

  1. Recognize applicable provincial and federal laws that impact the real estate sector.
  2. Identify essential legal documents related to real estate, including land titles certificates.
  3. Analyze common Alberta Land Titles encumbrances and understand their implications using Alberta as a case study.
  4. Review crucial sections of residential and commercial purchase and sale contracts.
  5. Differentiate between aspects of commercial and residential leases.
  6. Interact with practicing real estate law experts and develop effective communication strategies with legal and related professional advisors in the real estate industry.
  7. Access key resources, such as provincial statutes and laws, land title procedures manuals, and municipal websites.

This course is designed to give students an overview and general understanding of common legal issues and requirements only, and nothing discussed in class should be construed or relied upon as legal advice. It is the desire of the instructor to educate students to allow them to recognize issues and know when and how to communicate with their legal and other advisors. Students are advised that each legal scenario and fact situation is different, and scenarios discussed in class should be viewed as examples only and should not be used as a basis for making legal decisions in situations outside of 

Candace Cooper

Partner, Daoust Vukovich LLP.
Adjunct Instructor, REDI Canada

Candace is a partner and the practice lead of the Daoust Vukovich LLP commercial real estate department. Considered one of the best law firms in Canada for commercial property, leasing and development, Daoust Vukovich LLP has a team of highly qualified lawyers and ​paralegals serving the specialized needs of clients who acquiredevelop and use commercial real estate. Candace’s practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate law, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and development of land involving commercial, retail and industrial properties. Her clients are diverse, and include entrepreneurial and institutional land developers, construction companies, commercial landlords, property managers, space users and commercial tenants. 
Candace is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars including the Law Society of Ontario, the Land and Development Conference, the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference, and the International Council of Shopping Centres Law Conference. 
Candace joined Daoust Vukovich in July 2012 after practicing for several years at a full service Bay Street firm. Following her graduation from the J.D./L.L.B. joint degree law program at the University of Detroit in 2006, she was called to the bar in Ontario in 2007 and admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008. Prior to law school, Candace obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.   

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Take one course, take several, in any order. We’ve designed the courses to meet the needs of a range of learners. You can customize your learning based on your professional goals.   

Not sure what you need? Contact us. We’re here to help. 

The average participant can complete the certificate in approximately one year. You must complete:  

Five Core Courses

  • Real Estate Development and Finance I 
  • Real Estate Development and the Planning Process 
  • Real Estate Marketing 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Real Estate Development Management 


Two Elective Courses

  • Real Estate Development and Finance II 
  • Commercial Real Estate Development 
  • Mixed Use Real Estate Development 
  • Sales Management & Strategies  


Organizations or groups may be eligible for a group discount. Contact REDI’s Manager, Industry Relations for more information: 

No. The online Real Estate Development Professional (REDP) certificate is perfect for aspiring or new real estate development professionals across Canada. It builds foundational knowledge, skills, and frameworks that participants can take with them as they establish a career in real estate development. 

The in-person Real Estate Development Leadership (REDL) certificate is better-suited for individuals in Western Canada with some exposure to the real estate development industry. While the competencies and topics addressed in both programs are similar, REDL is an experiential program that includes peer learning, case studies, guest speakers, and site tours. 

Not sure which certificate meets your needs? Contact us:

You can start with any course. We recommend that certificate participants start with the core courses; this helps inform your learning for the elective courses. 

Each course is self-paced. You can study anytime, from anywhere with internet access! 

Based on current feedback and learner data, the average course time investment ranges from 5 to 10 hours depending on the learner’s current professional experience and subject matter knowledge.

  • Expert industry insights from REDI Canada’s national faculty.  
  • Current real-world projects, case studies, and lessons learned.  
  • Independent project work to showcase your skills and knowledge to prospective partners/employers.   
  • Access to downloadable frameworks to take with you.  

Each course includes several progress quizzes and a final assessment. Participants must achieve 70% on each to successfully pass the course. 

Yes, of course! Our team is available to answer your questions throughout the course.  



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