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CEA Approved Course Provider (ACP) 

For RES And CPD Courses. 




Requirements to fulfill before you apply for the RES Course and the RES Exam
1. Minimum Criteria

The applicant must:

a. Be at least 21 years old

b. Singaporean or Permanent Resident

Important Notice: Please be informed that attending the RES Course and passing the RES Examination does not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson. The applicant has to comply with the full registration requirements stipulated under the Estate Agents Act, which include meeting the fit & proper criteria. Please check the complete list of registration criteria on CEA’s website at http://www.cea.gov.sg/professionals/salesperson-registration-matters/list-of-recognised-and-equivalent-qualifications before registering for the RES Course. 

“For foreigners who wish to register with CEA as salespersons, they will need to have a valid Employment Pass (EP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They should consult an estate agent that is prepared to support their future registration application, who would then check with CEA. Thereafter, when they register for the RES Course, they will need to produce a letter of support from the estate agent.”

2. Qualifications accepted by Council For Estate Agencies (CEA) 

Please note that these are some of CEA's guidelines and are not exhaustive. CEA reserves the right as the approving authority for all qualifications.
(i) Minimum of 4 GCE ‘O’ levels passes
(Must be different subjects) in one or two (2) sittings OR
(ii) GCE 'A' / 'O' level passes
(Must be different subjects - at least 4 credits taken in Singapore) OR
(iii) WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 (All 5 Modules must have at least level 5 or above) OR
(iv) Master NITEC Certificate
Old Certificate Title: National Technical Certificate 1 (NTC1) OR
(v) Higher NITEC Certificate  Old Certificate Title: Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC), Certificate in Business Studies (CBS) OR
(vi) Diplomas from local Polytechnics (i.e. Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic) OR
(vii) Degrees from local Universities (i.e. National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore University of Social Science formerly known as SIM University or UniSIM) 

Details of the assessments can be found at WDA's website http://www.cea.gov.sg/docs/default-source/Professionals/wpln---jan-2014.pdf

3. Applicants with Private or Foreign Qualifications

Applicants with private or foreign qualifications (high school or college certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc) will need to have their qualifications assessed by CEA for purpose of determining whether the educational qualification requirement is met. Please click HERE for the Qualification Assessment Request Form and complete all your details correctly and signed. Thereafter, scan and email to us at benchmarkrealpro@gmail.com together with your qualifications.

a. High School Qualifications

  • High School Certificate (With Grades Obtained)
  • Official explanatory notes on grading system (for foreign High School/Secondary School)

b. Tertiary Qualifications

  • Certificate of Graduation AND
  • Transcripts
  • Official Translated Copies of the Certificates (For non-English Certificates)
i. Academic transcript with full listing of subjects taken with grades to be indicated

ii. Official explanatory notes with grading system (for foreign High schools/Colleges)

iii. Translated copies (If medium used is not English, you may approach your country's Embassy in Singapore to assist you in translation)

Please also note the following:

iv. All Assessment application will be submitted to CEA on every Monday. If Monday is a Public Holiday, it will be submitted on the next working day.

v. The assessment may take up to 15 working days or more

vi. Applications with incomplete documents may be rejected or delayed. Administrative fee of $53.50 or $64.20 (inclusive of GST effective from 1st January 2019) is non-refundable.

vii. CEA will send you an email notification on the assessment result. If the assessment result is affirmative, you are required to bring a copy of the email when you register for the RES Course.


Candidates with private diplomas or foreign certifications or who do not possess 4 GCE "O" Level passes or other academic qualifications may submit to CEA for assessment as explained in the following flowchart.

Applicants submit (i) Request Form, (ii) supporting documents and administrative fee of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) or  $64.20 (inclusive of GST effective from 1st January 2019) to ACPs.
On weekly basis, ACPs collate and submit all applications received to CEA for assessment using the prescribed format. ACPs shall also deposit the administrative fees collected into CEA’s designated bank account.
CEA CEA assess and reply applicants on the assessment outcome.
If qualification assessment is approved, applicant registers and commences RES course with ACP.

Source: CEA

4. Revised Terms and Conditions for Approved Course Providers

The ACPs shall conduct educational qualification checks and associated administrative duties to ensure course participants meet the minimum educational requirement of at least 4 GCE “O” level passes (applicable to new entrants who wish to register as salespersons) before they register for the RES Course.                                                                      

Reference Link:
151 Chin Swee Road #03-31 Manhattan House Singapore 169876
Tel: 67355860 / 67355861 / 67351902 
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