1. Admission Criteria
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 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) to work in the real estate agency industry. 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.”
To attend the RES Course and to sit for the RES Exam, candidates must be at least 21 years old and have a minimum of 4 GCE ‘O’ Levels passes in two (2) sittings OR Diplomas from the local Polytechnics (NP, SP, TP, RP, NYP) OR Degrees from the local Universities (NUS, SMU, NTU, SUTD) OR WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above; OR Higher NITEC Certificate OR Equivalent Certificate subject to Council for Estate Agencies (CEA’s) approval.
Applying CEA Qualification Assessment (For Overseas Or Private Education Certificate Only)
Candidates who wish to submit their qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications or private diplomas) for assessment to determine if the qualifications meet the educational qualification requirement may email their:
Candidates must attach all supporting documents when submitting their application. CEA does not accept education certificates certified by a notary public as a form of verification proof. Candidates without original copies of the graduation certificates, are required to provide a letter of confirmation of award/duplicate copy from the issuing institutions/universities. For bachelor and above qualifications from China, candidates are required to provide a verification proof either from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHSI) or China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Information (CDGDC) if they do not have the original copies of their certificates. CEA will inform the candidate of the outcome of the qualification assessment. Qualifications assessed to be accepted in lieu of 4 GCE O-level passes for the purpose of RES course registration, RES examination registration, and registration to be a salesperson, are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of CEA's notification of the acceptance. A fresh application has to be re-submitted to CEA for qualification assessment once the 3-year period lapses.
Applicants who have attained Level 5 and above for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment in these 5 components (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Numeracy) will be recognised to have met the minimum qualification requirement of 4 GCE O-level passes. Find out more about the WPLN Assessment (PDF, 935KB), and register at the British Council.
2. Course Registration / Payment / Fulfill Admission Criteria / No Refund
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. NO Reservation is permitted. Confirmation of seats will be sent via email to participants. Kindly fill the RES Enrolment Form and attach your Photocopy front and back side of IC, relevant or Highest Qualification (Name on your education qualification/s must be the same as your NRIC), full payment and send to Benchmark Realpro Pte Ltd (BRPL). BRPL reserves the right not to accept any applicant’s registration when the class is packed with full capacity. In such an event, BRPL shall refund the full course fee to the applicant or the applicant may choose to attend subsequent RES intake. BRPL shall inform the applicant via email and/or post of any non-acceptance of application.Course fees WILL NOT be refunded if you do not meet the minimum admission criteria. No cancellation is allowed once fees are paid. There WILL NOT BE any refund of fees for non-attendance or withdrawals. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. NO Reservation is permitted. Registration without payment will be treated as Non-Registration. Confirmation of seats will be sent via email to participants. Registration will close once we have reached full capacity.
3. Payment Mode
By online: Paypal
- Paypal payment is available for applications submitted online
Applicants using SkillsFuture Credit must NOT make any ONLINE PAYMENT
By Mail: Cheque payment
- Please download and complete RES COURSE APPLICATION FORM and make cheque (for Singapore Permanent Residents and all who are not using Skillsfuture Credit) payable to Benchmark Realpro Pte Ltd. Please indicate your FULL NAME and NRIC NUMBER on the reverse side of the cheque. Cheque payment must be cleared prior to attending the course. In the event of a returned cheque, an additional administrative fee of $30.00 shall be levied.
Mail Cheque, Registration Form and all relevant documents (Photocopy front and back side of IC, Photocopy Qualification Certificate) to Benchmark Realpro Pte Ltd @ 151 Chin Swee Road #03-31 Manhattan House Singapore 169876.
In Person: Cash payment
- Please register directly at our office.
Office hours are from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (Monday - Friday) and please avoid our lunch time from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. We are closed on Public Holidays, Saturdays & Sundays).
4. RES Certificate Of Attendance
RES Certificate of Attendance will only be awarded to participants who fulfill a Minimum of 75% Attendance as follows:
- 9 lessons out of 12 lessons for 6 Days RES Crash Course (3 Weekends)
- 12 lessons out of 16 lessons for 8 Weekdays RES Crash Course (8 Weekdays)
- 9 lessons out of 12 lessons for 12 Weeknights RES Crash Course (12 Weeknights)
For In-Person training, signing of your attendance at the beginning and at the end of each lesson is compulsory. There will NOT be any make up classes if participants are absent for any lessons.
Every participant is to turn on his/her video camera throughout the full online sessions, showing the entire face (i.e. Show Full Face) in real-time. Time-stamped photographs or snapshots of the online course sessions will be taken, with the faces and full names of all participants clearly displayed, at the start and at the end of each session.
In accordance to CEA’s regulation, Certificate of Attendance shall only be awarded at the end of the RES Course and not when the participants fulfill 75% of Attendance. Participants who do not complete the minimum 75% Attendance will not be awarded the Certificate of Attendance at the end of the RES Course.
5. Amendments / Course Changes
BRPL reserves the right to cancel or change or make any amendments to the course / fees / dates / timings / venue / trainers / course contents / postpone / renaming of Intake or course without any prior notice. Full refund will only be made in THE EVENT OF COURSE CANCELLATION for whatever reason/s or in whatever circumstances.
For the avoidance of doubt, postponement means "to put off or defer to a later date" regardless of change of RES Intake numbering. For example, "the RES Course has been postponed to the following month or another date / RES Intake" SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS A CANCELLATION OF THE COURSE.
BRPL reserves the right to take any action on any participants who are unruly in their conduct and/or behaviour or who may cause unnecessary continuous disruption/distraction during any lesson or class.
6. Copyright & Prohibition on Audio and / or Video Recording
It is hereby acknowledged by the course applicant that all course materials, additional notes, questions and answers, etc. provided remain always the intellectual property of BRPL unless otherwise stated. Course materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of BRPL. Audio and/or video recordings of the lessons are strictly prohibited for whatever reason/s. BRPL reserves the right to take any action as it deems fit.