CEA requires all new entrants to take a compulsory 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 Course Completion has a validity period of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES examination. Candidates are eligible to take the RES examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the RES course again before they become eligible to take the RES examination.
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: 6252 2802
Office: Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-514 Singapore 310190
- Institute of Estate Agents
Tel No: 6323 1770
Office: 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #07-01 HDB Hub East Wing Singapore 310480
- 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 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 RES 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 ACPs for verification. Please note that CEA does not accept education certificates certified 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 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 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.