CEA requires all new entrants to complete the RES examination preparatory course conducted by CEA Approved Course Providers before registering for the RES examination with their Certificates of RES Course Completion. Please note that only courses provided by CEA Approved Course Providers will be recognised for licensing/registration purposes.
Please note that the demand for RES examination seats is high. It will not be possible to allocate an examination seat to every examination applicant with a valid RES course completion certificate. Aspiring RESs are advised to consider this carefully before signing up for the RES course with any of CEA Approved Course Providers.
The Certificate of RES Course Completion has a validity period of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES examination. Completed course participants are eligible to take the RES examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES Course. Please note that there will be no extension of the course certificate validity beyond 2 years and appeals for extension will not be entertained.
List of CEA Approved Course Providers for the RES Course
- Benchmark Realpro Pte Ltd
Tel No: 6735 5860 / 6735 5861
Office: 151 Chin Swee Road #03-31 Manhattan House Singapore 169876
- Hastor Property Services Pte Ltd
Tel No: 8856 9000/ 8856 1000
Office: 3 Bishan Place #06-01 CPF Building Singapore 579838
- Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore
Tel No: 6323 1770
Office: 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square @ JustCo #03-308 Singapore 039594
- Life Mastery Academy Pte Ltd
Tel No: 6255 6091 / 6255 6083
Office: Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-510 Singapore 310190
- Pioneer Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd
Tel No: 6462 6093 / 9424 3483
Office: Blk 134 Jurong Gateway Road #03-309P Singapore 600134
- Real Centre Network Pte Ltd
Tel No: 6511 3009
Office: 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #09-16 HDB Hub Biz 3 Singapore 310490
- Realty International Associates Pte Ltd
Tel No: 6339 6000
Office: 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #03-13 HDB Hub Biz 3 Singapore 310490
- 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)
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. CEA accepts combined GCE O-level results taken at not more than 2 sittings.
Candidates who wish to submit their qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications or private diplomas) for assessment to determine if the qualifications meet the educational qualification requirement may email their academic certificates, academic transcripts, any other supporting documents together with the completed Educational Qualification Assessment form to CEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must attach all supporting documents when submitting their application. CEA does not accept education certificates certified by a notary public as a form of verification proof. Candidates without original copies 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 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 copies of their certificates. 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 RES course registration, RES examination registration, and registration to be a salesperson, 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.