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RES Registration Criteria

Applicant must be:

  • Singaporean / Permanent Resident
  • At least 21 years old
  • Have 1 of the following Local Academic Qualifications:
  • GCE ‘O’ / ‘A’ level with 4 subjects passed (C6 & above). Or combined GCE ‘O’ level results taken at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Higher NITEC Certificate [Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC), Certificate in Business Studies (CBS), Master NITEC, National Technical Certificate 1 (NTC1)]
  • Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) with all 5 modules level 5 and above,
  • Diploma(s) from local Polytechnic only (NYP/NP/RP/SP/TP)
  • Degree(s) from local Universities only (NTU/NUS/SMU/SUSS/SUTD
  • For Foreign and Private Certificates: Foreign/Private Certificate together with an Approved CEA Qualification Verification Letter*

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

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

  • Their academic certificate transcript, graduation certificate, and supporting documents.
  • 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.