ARELLO Commissioner College

Commissioner College Upcoming Sessions

2020 Commissioner College-Section 102@AC2020
Montreal, Canada
September 27, 2020

ARELLO's Commissioner College is a highly regarded educational program that is designed to prepare new board/council/commission members for their unique role as regulatory decision-makers and also serves as a valuable refresher course for those with more experience.

Occupational and professional licensing authorities are routinely presented with a broad range of potentially complex issues that can involve quasi-legislative, executive and judicial functions. An understanding of the legal, procedural and practical issues that are related to those distinct functions is critical to effective regulatory decision-making. ARELLO's Commissioner College program offers essential training and practical information in a wide range of relevant subjects including:

  • Essentials of Administrative Law
  • Rules of Evidence for Real Estate Members
  • Commission Member Rights, Duties and Liabilities
  • Ethical Considerations for Commission Members
  • Licensing Administration and Policy


Each year on the day following ARELLO's Annual Conference, the Commissioner College holds one of the two Commissioner College courses, sections 101 and 102, on a rotating basis. Presented by ARELLO subject-matter experts, each section is comprised of three standard sessions that last 90 minutes each. A fourth session that covers special, currently relevant topics is offered to both current enrollees and Commissioner College alumni.

Who should attend the Commissioner College?

All new regulatory board/council/commission members and administrators will benefit from presentations exploring many of the special considerations involved in regulatory decision-making. The course also serves as a valuable refresher course for veteran members and administrators.

What are the benefits?

Appointed or elected Board/Council/Commission members make a significant investment in time and effort in order to contribute to public protection in the regulated industry. The ARELLO Commissioner College program provides a sound basis in the fundamentals underlying many of the issues that arise in the regulatory context. Attendees benefit not only from expert presentation of the subject matter, but will leave with an in-depth explanatory text that can be referred to in the future. While not required to do so, Commissioner College attendees are also encouraged to attend the ARELLO conference being held at the same venue. ARELLO conferences provide an invaluable opportunity to network and exchange information between colleagues, attend educational sessions and observe as ARELLO's committees address real estate regulatory topics of interest to the members.

I've been a commissioner for quite some time now. What am I going to learn that I don't already know?

As an experienced commissioner, you know that professional and occupational industries, and thus the issues facing regulators, are dynamic. Even as a veteran regulatory decision-maker, knowing why certain policies, procedures and legal concepts are applied will help you to make more effective decisions. Also, the Commissioner College curriculum is periodically updated and offers an additional, currently relevant topic segment.