Faq

1. What is RES course?

  1. RES stands for Real Estate Salesperson course. This is the fundamental course that all aspiring Salesperson must go through before they can sit for the RES examinations. Salesperson must pass the RES examinations before applying as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

2. How much is the RES course fee?

a. It is $650.00 nett (includes course material) and is both SkillsFuture and NTUC UTAP claimable.

3. Does the course fee covers the examination fee?

No. The examination fee is $417.30 (inclusive of GST). It is to be paid to the respective exam provider (SEAMEO Regional Language Centre).

4. Do I have to apply for NTUC membership before I register for the RES course to qualify for NTUC UTAP funding?

  1. Yes, You may apply for the NTUC membership together with the RES application. Approach our staff for more details.

5. Do I have to apply for NTUC membership before registering for the RES course to qualify for NTUC UTAP funding?

Yes. But you may apply for the NTUC membership together with the RES application. Call us or approach our staff for more details.

6. What is the requirement for me to be eligible to take up the RES course?

  • a. You have to be at least 21 years old
  • b. Singaporean or PRs
  • c. Education Qualification of:
    • i.   a minimum GCE ‘O’ level with 4 subjects passed or;
    • ii.  Higher NITEC or;
    • iv. Diploma / Degree from local autonomous Polytechnic / University or;
    • v.  Foreign or Private certification with approved CEA assessment result* (*Subject to CEA’s approval, click Here to find out more)
    • vi. WPLN with all 5 modules level 5 and above

8. I am a Diploma / Degree holder, but my qualification certificate is from a local private school (SIM / Kaplan / NAFA etc.), am I qualified to apply for the course?

No. Your qualification certificate(s) are required for submission to CEA for an educational qualification assessment. You are able to sign up for the course once you’ve received the approval email from CEA.

9. I am holding a Foreign Diploma / Degree certificate, am I qualified to apply for the RES course?

No. Your qualification certificate(s) are required for submission to CEA for an educational qualification assessment. You are able to sign up for the course once you’ve received the approval email from CEA.

10. How do I go about applying for the CEA assessment?

Applicants with Overseas or Local Private Academic Qualifications that require CEA’s Qualification Assessment, with effect from 06 Aug 2021, please submit your CEA’s Qualification Assessment to CEA via email to licensing@cea.gov.sg.

Applicants are required to attach the following documents in their application.

  1. Their academic certificate transcript, graduation certificate, and supporting documents.
  2. The CEA educational qualification assessment request form.

For applicants with overseas or local private academic qualifications, please be informed that you need to get your qualification approved by CEA before you register for the RES course. Both the education certificate and approved qualification assessment outcome must be submitted prior to course commencement.

11. How long does it take for CEA to process the assessment?

CEA assessment processing duration will take approximately 15 working days.

12. Can I register for the RES exam and take the RES course at the same time?

No, you will need to complete the RES Course before you can register for the RES exam. You may visit SEAMEO RELC website for more details on the RES examination schedule & registration: https://www.relc.org.sg/professional-qualifications/skills/cea-res

13. What is the minimum required attendance to get the Certificate of Completion for the RES course?

You will have to have at least 75% attendance in order to be qualified for the Certificate of Completion on the last day of your course. Please ensure that you sign IN and OUT of every lesson for your attendance to be tracked.
Express & Weekend – 2 lessons/day; Evening – 1 lesson/day.

14. Does passing the RES exam qualify me to be a Real Estate Salesperson?

Please be informed that attending the RES Course and passing the RES Examination do not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson.
The applicant has to fulfill the licensing requirements stipulated by CEA, this includes meeting the fit & proper criteria. Please check the complete list of licensing criteria on CEA’s website.