To work as a mortgage associate in the province of Alberta, you must first complete the Mortgage Associates Program. It consists of the Fundamentals of Mortgage Brokerage and the Practice of Mortgage Brokerage, both delivered by the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA). After completing each course there is an exam to complete through the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). Successful completion of the Fundamentals course and exam is a pre-requisite to be eligible to enrol into the Practice course.
Visit RECA's site for more information on licensing.
Visit AMBA's site for more details on their courses.