Renewal of Salesperson Registration

2021 RENEWAL EXERCISE – REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON REGISTRATION RENEWAL EXERCISE

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) will be conducting the 2021 real estate salesperson (RES) registration renewal exercise from 1 November to 30 November 2021.

Key Reminder

 

Every RES, Key Executive Officer (KEO) and practising director/partner must fulfil the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement, by obtaining a minimum of six (6) credits per annual CPD cycle:

 

  • Four (4) credits must be from courses on Professional Competencies; and
  • Two (2) credits must be from courses related to Generic Competencies
    Please fulfil your CPD requirements by 31 October 2021

Timeline and Key Steps

 

Things to Note

A) Self-check the status of your CPD requirement and CPF MediSave contribution 

All RESs can log in to e-services to self-check their CPD and CPF MediSave fulfilment status. 

Note: The CPD and CPF MediSave status will be updated every two working days.

 

 

Note:

RESs who face financial difficulty can approach the CPF Board to work out an instalment plan for your CPF MediSave contribution. You can also request the CPF Board to review/extend your existing instalment payments:


i. Login via your SingPass to “My CPF Online Services” in CPF Board’s website to submit a request to settle your outstanding MediSave contribution via a GIRO instalment plan, or

ii. Email CPF Board at self-employed@cpf.gov.sg

 
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Renewal Process

A) All RESs (including practising directors/partners) must participate in the renewal exercise this year.

Table 1: Steps to submit a salesperson registration renewal application

Step 1 RES logs in to e-services from 1 November to 30 November 2021 using Singpass (for Individuals). RES should create their profile and save the changes.
Step 2  RES proceeds to complete the Renewal Survey.
Step 3  

RES indicates if he is renewing his registration with the current EA for year 2022.

Here’s a step-by-step video guide to help you to renew your registration on ACEAS.

Step 4

RES submits the following declarations:

a. To declare all convictions in 2020 and 2021, and provide the following supporting documents if applicable:

i. Letter of explanation of conviction;
ii. Court Judgment;
iii. Charge Sheet(s);
iv. Statement of Facts;
v. Registrar’s Certificate; 
vi. Singapore Prison Service’s letter (stating admission and discharge dates from prison); and
vii. Any other related documents related to the court proceedings (e.g. Mitigation Plea).

b. To declare if the RES is an undischarged bankrupt, or has entered into a composition or scheme of arrangement with his creditors, and provide the following supporting documents if applicable:

i. Case information from Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office (IPTO)’s website
ii. Latest Official Assignee letter (not earlier than one month from date of renewal from IPTO stating regular monthly instalment payments
iii. Latest Credit Bureau Report;
iv. Proof of debt; and
v. Explanation of each debt filed by creditors.

c. To declare if the RES has any judgment that involved a finding of fraud, dishonesty or breach of fiduciary duties entered against the salesperson in civil proceedings, and provide the following supporting documents if applicable:

i. Court Judgment; and
ii. Any other related documents related to the civil proceedings.

 Step 5 RES submits the application, which will then be routed to the EA. 
 Step 6 RES logs in to e-services to check the application status. The EA must submit the application to CEA before 7 December 2021.
  Note: If approved, the RES’s renewed registration will be reflected on the CEA’s Public Register after the EA has renewed its licence.

For a step-by-step guide with screenshots on the registration renewal process, please refer to the RES Registration (Renewal) in pages 158 to 169 of the ACEAS user manual (PDF,1.65MB). 

Click here to login to E-Services for Salesperson Registration Renewal 

Renewal Fee Deduction

Your EA will pay your renewal fees to CEA. Find out more about the renewal fees comprising the application fee and the registration fee.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If an RES wishes to switch to a new EA for the remaining period of 2021, what is the latest date that the new EA must submit the switching application to CEA?

 Answer:

The new EA must submit the switching application to CEA by 31 October 2021, so that the RES may continue his registration with the new EA for the remaining period of 2021. 

 2.

If an RES wishes to switch to the new EA from 1 January 2022, when should the RES initiate the switching application?

Answer:

The RES should initiate the switching application from 1 November 2021 onwards*. 

*Note: The estimated timeline for CEA to process an application is 2-3 weeks upon receiving the application from the new EA. For late application submissions, the RES may not receive the registration on 1 Jan 2022. 

 

 

3.

If CEA approves the switching application during the renewal exercise, must the RES still participate in the renewal exercise? 

 

Answer:

The RES should still login to e-Services and submit the renewal application based on which scenario he is in:

a. If the switching application is for the RES to switch to the new EA for the remaining period of 2021, the RES must take part in the 2021 Renewal Exercise to renew his registration for 2022 with his new EA*.

*Note: If the RES misses the renewal exercise, his registration with his current EA will lapse after 31 December 2021. 

b. If the switching application submitted is for the RES to switch to the new EA from 1 January 2022, the RES does not need to renew his registration with his current EA in the renewal exercise. In this scenario, the RES should choose the option that indicate that he is not renewing his registration with his current EA.