Interested In A Real Estate Career?

Have you always wanted to build a career in real estate?


Follow the following steps to find out how you can become a Real Estate Salesperson (RES)!

Step 1: Am I eligible? Find out the criteria to becoming a Real Estate Salesperson

Step 2: Apply for the Real Estate Salesperson Course

Step 3: Apply for the Real Estate Salesperson Examination

Step 4: Register with a licensed estate agency




To become a RES, you need to fulfil the following criteria:

(1) Must be Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) for more than 10 years. 


(2) Must be 21 years old and above.

(3) Must have at least 4 'O' Level passes or equivalent.


(4) Pass the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) examination or equivalent.

(5) Register with a real estate agency after passing the RES exam. To find out what are the 5 criteria to consider when choosing an agency, read: Which Real Estate Agency Should I Join After Passing My RES Exam?


(6) You must not be an existing licensee/Key Executive Officer at another real estate agency. 

(7) You must not hold a moneylender's license, neither shall you be an employee, partner or director of a licensed moneylender.

(8) If you are a returning or renewing salesperson, you must complete 6 credit hours of continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

For KEOs/ Practising Directors/ Partners/ Salespersons:

(a)    If you have de-registered for less than 2 years, you are required to fulfill the same number of CPD hours before applying for registration. 

(b)    If you have de-registered for 2 years or more, you must take the RES course and pass the RES examination before you can apply for registration.

(9) You must be covered by a Professional Indemnity Insurance for at least a year from the registration's commencement date.

(10) You must not be in arrears with the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board for your Medisave contribution. 

(11) Fulfil all fit and proper criteria under the Estate Agents Act.



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To be a RES, you need to take a compulsory course from an approved course provider before taking the examinations. 

After you have finished the course (with a minimum of 75% attendance), you will be provided with the Certificate of RES Course Completion, which has a validity period of 2 years.

You are eligible to take the RES examination within 2 years from the completion date of your RES course. Otherwise you are required to attend and complete the RES course again before you are eligible to take the RES examination.

The RES courses generally cost between $650-$800.​

  • If you’re an NTUC member, you can enjoy the UTAP subsidy (up to $250) for your RES Exams.​

  • You may also utilize your SkillsFuture credit.

CEA Approved RES Course Providers 

  • Benchmark Realpro Pte Ltd


Contact Details: 

Website : www.benchmarkrealpro.com
Tel No: 6735 5860 / 6735 5861 

Email: benchmarkrealpro@gmail.com
Office: 151 Chin Swee Road #03-31 Manhattan House Singapore 169876


  • Hastor Property Services Pte Ltd 

Contact Details: 
Website : www.hastor.com.sg
Tel No: 6252 2802

Email: training@hastor.sg

Office: Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-514 Singapore 310190

  • Institute of Estate Agents 

Contact Details: 

Website: www.iea.sg
Tel No: 6323 1770 
Email: courses@iea.sg
Office: 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #07-01 HDB Hub East Wing Singapore 310480

  • Life Mastery Academy Pte Ltd 


Contact Details: 
Website: www.lma.com.sg
Tel No: 6255 6091 / 6255 6083 
Email: RES@lifemasteryacademy.com
Office: Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-510 Singapore 310190

  • Pioneer Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd 

Contact Details: 
Website: www.pioneertraining.org
Tel No: 6462 6093 / 9424 3483 
Email: pioneertc@gmail.com 
Office: Blk 134 Jurong Gateway Road #03-309P Singapore 600134


  • Real Centre Network Pte Ltd 

Contact Details: 
Website: www.realcentrenetwork.com
Tel No: 6511 3009 
Email: info@realcentrenetwork.com
Office: 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #09-16 HDB Hub Biz 3 Singapore 310490 


  • Realty International Associates Pte Ltd 

Contact Details: 
Website: www.riaschool.com.sg
Tel No: 6339 6000 
Email: admin@riaschool.com.sg
Office: 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #03-13 HDB Hub Biz 3 Singapore 310490


  • Singapore Estate Agents Association

Contact Details: 
Website: www.seaa.org.sg
Tel No: 6702 1602 
Email: edu@seaa.org.sg
Office: 60 Paya Lebar Road #13-23 Paya Lebar Square Singapore 409051 (via Office Lift Lobby 1) 



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RES Examination Schedule

RES examinations will take place in February, June and October. 

RES Examination Fees

  • Full Sitting (2 Papers) @ $417.30 (incl GST)

  • Modular Re-sitting (1 Paper) @ $235.40 (incl GST)


Note: Modular Re-Sitting is only applicable if you have passed one paper. 

RES Examination Format

The format of both papers is as follows:

Section A : 50 MCQs (50 marks)
Section B : 15 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 Case Studies (30 marks)
Section C : 10 Fill-in-the-blank Short Answer Questions (20 marks)

Duration : 2 ½ hours per paper

RES Examination Syllabus​


RES Examination Results Notification

​You will receive an email notification from CEA's appointed examination administrator informing you of your examination results 4 - 6 weeks after the examination.



​Submit your salesperson application form through your real estate agency.

Below are the estimated costs to register with a licensed estate agency.​

  • Real Estate Salesperson Registration fee: $53.50 + $230 annual CEA fees = $283.50

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance: $120

  • Admin fees for name cards/ID Tag/Start Up Course/Admin fees: $300 -$500 range.



​​You will receive a notification of CEA's approval for your registration within 4 to 6 weeks.

Congratulations! You are now all ready to start your career in real estate!


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