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How to become a property agent


You must be a Singapore Citizen or SPR for over 10 years.

(a) If you are a SPR for less than 10 years, you will be required to submit either a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction or a proof of stay in Singapore for 10 years or more.

(b) If you are a foreigner, your estate agent must approach CEA for a preliminary assessment of your registration eligibility and submit the required supporting documents e.g. type of Employment Pass held by you. You must also fulfil all other salesperson registration criteria as shown below)

Must be at least 21 years old.

Must have a minimum of 4 GCE ‘0’ level passes or equivalent.

(a) If you do not have the minimum 4 GCE ‘O’ Level passes, you may submit a Level 5 and above Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment in these 5 components (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Numeracy). 

(b) You may also submit your qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications, private diploma etc.) for assessment to determine if you would meet the educational qualification requirement through the Approved Course Providers (ACPs) whom you intend to enrol for the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) course. Check if you meet the RES course requirements.)

After passing the RES Exam,  you need to register with CEA through one licensed estate agent

Course fees

Around $800+/- (Skillsfuture & NTUC UTAP Claimable)

Exam fees

- Full sitting (2 Papers) $417.30

- Modular Re-sitting (1 Paper) $235.40

CEA Registration fees

- Application fees $53.5 (inclusive GST)

- Registration fees $230 for full calendar year (excluding GST)

If you have any of the following qualifications, you will be exempted from taking the RES course:

Instituition: NUS

Bachelor of Science (Real Estate)

Bachelor of Science (Estate Management)

Bachelor of Real Estate (Property Management)

Bachelor of Real Estate (Valuation)

Instituition: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Diploma in Building Management

Diploma in Building & Real Estate Management

Diploma in Real Estate Business

Instituition: Singapore Polytechnic

Diploma in Property Development & Facilities Management

Diploma in Building & Property Management

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