Phase 2 is currently only available on-line. Phase 3 is approximately six weeks long, including several days for writing exams. Overall it will take you just under 3 months to complete from start to finish (if you are diligent about it). You do have 18 months however, to complete the program from start to finish.
If you completed high school in another province, contact the department of education in the applicable province and request that an official transcript be sent directly to AREA. Contact information can be found here
If you did not complete high school; or if you completed high school outside of Canada and were unable to obtain a certificate from IQAS. Alberta Education provides an alternative through the completion and passing of five General Educational Development (GED) tests. You can do so by contacting Norquest College at (780) 644-6095. If you have passed most of your high school subjects and have completed some Grade 12 subjects, investigate completing your credits before considering the GED.
Once you have satisfied all the education requirements you will need to find a Brokerage you would like to work with. Your Broker and the Real Estate Council of Albertawill handle all aspects of your licensing in Alberta.