CEA requires all new entrants to take a compulsory REA 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 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 REA examination within 2 years from the completion date of their REA Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the REA course again before they become eligible to take the REA examination.
List of CEA Approved Course Providers for the REA Course
- Singapore Estate Agents Association
Tel No: 6702 1602
Office: 60 Paya Lebar Road #13-23 Paya Lebar Square Singapore 409051 (via Office Lift Lobby 1)
Note: The Approved Course Providers are listed in alphabetical order and not in order of merit.
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 for salespersons.
Candidates who wish to submit their qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications or private diplomas) for assessment by CEA to determine if they would meet the educational qualification requirement may do so through the Approved Course Providers (ACPs) they intend to enrol at for the REA course. An administrative fee of $64.20 (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 the ACP for verification. Please note that CEA does not accept education certificates by a notary public as a form of verification proof. Candidates without original hardcopies of the graduation certificates, are required to provide a letter of confirmation of award/duplicate copy from the issuing institutions/universities. For bachelor and above qualifications from China, candidates are required to provide a verification of proof either from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHSI) or China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Information (CDGDC) if they do not have the original hardcopies of their certificates. The CEA Educational Qualification Assessment Request Form is available at all ACPs. CEA will inform the candidate of the outcome of the qualification assessment.
Qualifications assessed to be accepted in lieu of 4 GCE O-level passes for the purpose of REA course registration, REA examination registration, and registration to be a KEO/practicing director, are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of CEA's notification of the acceptance. A fresh application has to be re-submitted to CEA for qualification assessment once the 3-year period lapses.
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 to have met the minimum qualification requirement of 4 GCE O-level passes. Find out more about the WPLN Assessment (PDF,935KB), and register at the British Council.