Collector's Licence

How it works


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.  It is the agency’s responsibility to ensure your licence is in force as long as you continue to do business as defined for this type of licence. Once your licence is issued the agency should make note of the expiry date and ensure your licence is renewed prior to this date.   

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.


Consumer Protection 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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