Switching Estate Agent

When a real estate salesperson (RES) decides to join another estate agent (EA), he will have to indicate his wish to switch EA and submit an RES (Switching) request to his current EA. The current EA and the receiving EA will then have to support the request. Thereafter, the RES will be able to log into CEA’s e-Services to fill in and submit the RES (Switching) application to the receiving EA. The receiving EA will have to verify the application and submit it to CEA.

The RES can continue to practise under his current EA while the application is being processed. The current EA can collect back the EA card after CEA has informed the receiving EA of the outcome of the switch application. Thereafter, the RES’s name will appear in CEA’s Public Register under the receiving EA. Please refer to the image below for an illustration of the workflow and process.

Switching Workflow


With effect from 1 June 2021, CEA has ceased charging the registration fee of $230 when a RES switches from one estate agent to another within his current registration period.

This applies to applications received by CEA from 1 June 2021.  Each switch application will continue to be subjected to the application fee of $50 (before GST) for processing of the application.  To ensure that professional standards are upheld across the industry, CEA will conduct the relevant checks to verify and ensure that the RES continues to meet the registration requirements, before CEA grants the RES registration under the receiving EA. 

Download the FAQs on ceasing of registration fee for RESs switching EAs (PDF,102KB). If you have any questions on the ACEAS workflows or encounter any technical problems, please also refer to this set of FAQs (PDF,149KB)