Applying for a Course
CEA requires all new entrants to take a compulsory REA/ RES exam preparatory
course before taking the respective examinations. Please note that only
courses provided by CEA Approved Course Providers will be recognised for
licensing/ registration purposes.
The Certificate of RES/REA Course Completion has a validity period of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES/REA examination. Candidates are eligible to take the RES/REA examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES/REA Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the RES/REA course again before they become eligible to take the RES/REA examination.
List of CEA Approved Course Providers for the RES Course
List of CEA Approved Course Providers for the REA Course
Course Requirement for New Entrants:
New entrants must meet the educational qualification of at least 4 GCE
"O" Level passes or equivalent, which is one of the regulatory requirements
Candidates who wish to submit their qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications, private diplomas etc.) for assessment by CEA to determine if they would meet the educational qualification requirement may do so through the Approved Course Provider they intend to enroll for the RES course. An administrative fee of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) is payable for each application submitted. Candidates must fill up the CEA Educational Qualification Assessment Request Form and attach all supporting documents, and they must also produce the original documents to ACP for verification. CEA will inform the candidate of the outcome of qualification assessment.
Applicants who have attained Level 5 and above for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment in these 5 components (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Numeracy) will be recognised in lieu of 4 GCE "O" level passes. Information on the WPLN programme which is administered by WDA can be found here .