Collector's Licence

Collector's Licence

Definition

A collector is a person employed or authorized by a collection agency to carry on the activities of a collector by:

  • Collecting or attempting to collect a debt or debts from a debtor
  • Locating debtors in Alberta
  • Acting for or dealing with a debtor

Licensing Requirements

To get a collector’s licence you must provide the following:

  • Completed Application (pdf) for a Collector’s Licence

  • Licensing fee of $72 (Your cheque should be made payable to the Government of Alberta.  If you are applying in person, you can also pay this fee usingDebit, Visa, MasterCard or cash.)

Licences take effect the date they are issued.  A collector’s licence expires when the licence of the collection agency for which the collector acts expires.  The department will send your renewal application to the agency before your licence expires.

General Information

Collectors must follow the requirements of Section 12 of the Collection and Debt Repayment Practices Regulation regarding prohibited practices and knowledge of the legislation.

Legislation

Fair Trading Act

Collection and Debt Repayment Practices Regulation

Copies of legislation can be obtained from the Queen’s Printer Bookstore at:

Park Plaza, 5 floor
10611-98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta   T5K 2P7
Telephone: 780-427-4952

To call a Government of Alberta office toll free (in Alberta), dial 310-0000 and follow the instructions.

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