Step By Step Guide To Be A
New Real Estate Salesperson
A career in real estate provides you with flexibility and the freedom to set your own pace of work. Your income will be a direct reflection of your efforts. There are no limits on what astute, hard-working men and women can earn here. Successful property agents are goal-oriented, persevering, self-motivated, ambitious and people-oriented.
The rewards are the potential for high earnings, status in the community, autonomy, freedom of time, intellectual challenge, helping people on their relocation needs and the ultimate satisfaction of accomplishments. We welcome you to join us if you desire to achieve more!
STEP 1: Register for our ERA Real Estate Career Opportunity Seminar
It's important to hear from the Division Directors & Leaders the thrills, rewards and adventure you will be embarking. Get yourself some valuable tips for your RES (Real Estate Salesperson) exams and get your free RES revision classes date. We invited you to register for the next FREE 2-hr real estate career opportunity seminar here.
STEP 2: Registration Criteria for New Salespersons for the RES (Real Estate Salesperson) Course
During the session, we will guide you through step-by-step on how you can register for your RES courses.
Basic Real Estate Salesperson Requirements:
Must be at least 21 years old; Singapore Citizen or PR. (If you are a Singapore PR for less than 10 years, you will be required to submit either a "Certificate of No Criminal Conviction" or a proof of stay in Singapore for 10 years or more)
Possess at least one of the following:
- Minimum qualification of 4 GCE 'O' levels passes in two (2) sittings or
- Higher NITEC or
- Diplomas from the local government polytechnics or
- Degrees from the local government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU) or
- WPLN level 5 and above
(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 recognized in lieu of 4 GCE "O" level passes. For more details: WPLN PDF Download Form
Possess a pass in the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) exam or equivalent
Be registered with only 1 licensed estate agent
Must not be an existing licensee/Key Executive Officer of another licensed estate agent
Must not hold a moneylender's licence and not be an employee, director, or partner of a licensed moneylender
Undertake mandatory continuing professional development of at least 6 hours a year
Must be covered by a Professional Indemnity Insurance valid for at least one year from the commencement date of the registration.
Must not be in arrears with the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board for Medisave contribution. Please click here to check if you have Medisave liabilities.
Fulfill the fit and proper criteria, such as:
Must not be an un-discharged bankrupt or have entered into a composition or scheme of arrangement with their creditors
Must not have any convictions in a court of law in any country.*
Must not have any judgment that involved a finding of fraud, dishonesty or breach of fiduciary duties entered against them in civil proceedings
Must not have been detained under the Misuse of Drugs Act or served with a detention/police supervision order under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act
Has not been convicted of any offence under the Estate Agents Act
*Note: Applicants must not withhold declaration to CEA of any convictions in a court of law in any country.
(Applicants having other qualifications eg. overseas qualifications or private diplomas (eg SIM, SHATEC, MDIS, NAFA, Laselle College, Kaplan etc, will need to have their qualifications assessed by CEA for purpose of determining whether the educational qualification requirement is met. You must provide the certificates, full transcripts and official translation (if qualification is not in English) together with the CEA Request Form for submission to CEA. Please allow at least 15 working days for CEA’s reply. An administration charge of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) imposed by CEA for all assessment of qualifications. Private or foreign qualifications are subjected to CEA approval prior to course registration. Please click to DOWNLOAD the CEA Academic Assessment form for CEA.)
Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course Schedule
(Kindly check with us for the latest RES course dates)
Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course Enrollment Fees
$780 + 8% GST = $842.20** (Excluding RES Examination Fee)
(6mth / 12mth installment for VISA and Mastercard users from DBS and POSB bank)
**You can make a claim of $500 credit by 'Skillsfuture' if you are a Singapore Citizen and above 25 years old after your book for your RES course at the registration counter.
STEP 3: Registration Of RES Exams
Registration of RES exam can only be done with the 'Certificate of RES Course Completion' issued by your course provider.
Certificate of Completion will be issued only if the course participant has achieved at least 75% FULL ATTENDANCE of the course.
RES Exam Format
With effect from 2023, the RES Exam Format of both Paper 1 and 2 is as follows:
RES Examination consist of two papers, Paper & Paper 2. The duration of each paper is 2 ½ hours per paper)
Both Paper 1 & 2 comprising of the following:
Section A : 60 MCQs (60 marks)
Section B : 20 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 Case Studies (40 marks)
Candidates who fail any Papers will need to retake the RES exam as a fresh candidate; i.e. need to take Paper 1 and 2 in single sitting in their next attempt. Modular passing will apply only if the candidate has passed one Paper.
Important Note: There is no change to the examination requirement for RES course participants to pass the RES examination within 2 years from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Completion of RES Course. If they are unable to pass the remaining Paper within the 2-year time frame, they will have to re-take the RES course and take the full RES examination, both Papers 1 and 2.
Duration of Examination
Paper 1: 2.5 hrs
Paper 2: 2.5 hrs
Successful candidates must apply for registration with CEA within 24 months of the date of issuance of the examination certificate after which, results will be invalid for licensing and registration purposes.
Total Exam Fees
S$432 (Incl. GST) for both Papers (Paper 1 + Paper 2)
You can make a claim at NTUC UTAP and enjoy UP TO $250 UTAP Funding^
(^ provided if you have not utilized the maximum $250 funding available for training each year.)
Login to UTAP website to claim after RES graduation.
Examination Results and Certificate
Exam Administrator will notify candidates the results. With effect from the July 2011 RES examination, modular passing will be allowed. Candidates will be allowed to retake only their failed Paper on the next available examination date.
The results for July 2011 RES examination onwards will be in one of the following formats:
Pass Paper 1; Fail Paper 2 (P1 F2)
Fail Paper 1; Pass Paper 2 (F1 P2)
Pass Paper 1; Pass Paper 2 (P1 P2)
You are required to PASS BOTH PAPERS 1 & 2 to be a licensed Real Estate Salesperson.
The RES examination results are released approx 4 weeks after the examination is held. The process may be extended due to other relating factors such as the number of candidates taking the examination. A certificate will be issued to successful candidate. No replacement certificates will be re-printed for lost certificates, only a letter of confirmation of qualification attained will be issued upon formal request made.
STEP 4: Congratulations, YOU'VE PASSED!!
STEP 5: Registration of CEA License @ ERA Head Office
Do schedule with ERA® Branch Division Director Raymond Tung for registration at
ERA Toa Payoh APAC Centre Office.
**NEW RES START UP SUBSIDY GRANT 2023 & 2024 Worth $2,063**
Get your subsidized RES joining fee package when you sign up with us.
1) FREE 2-years 2023 & 2024 CEA Registration Fee / Renewal Fee
2023 & 2024 CEA License Fee + Work Kit = $1,063 (Now $0)
2) ERA Ultimate AccelERAtion Mastery (Compulsory Training)
ERA has the best course to kick start your career with practical hands-on and on-the-job trainings. This is 3 Full Days Intensive Course. Ultimate AccelERAtion Mastery Course Fees: $580 (Now $100) [This is a monthly ERA in-house course]
3) ERA Cash Reimbursement worth $1,000
ERA will support you to kick start your career up to $1,000 cash incentive towards your online portals and digital marketing tools.
Things to bring for the registration:
1) NRIC (Both Original & Photocopied)
2) Highest Academic Qualification Certificate (Original & Photocopied)
3) RES Passing Certificate or Email proof of passing exams
4) One softcopy of ERA Corporate Photo (Can be submitted after registration)
STEP 6: Welcome to the One ERA Family! Kick start your career!
Welcome Onboard ERA! Please kindly await ERA HR to notify you on your CEA license approval. CEA may take 2 to 4 weeks for the approval. You can only start practicing as a professional real estate salesperson upon the approval.
Meanwhile, do contact your manager at this stage for a meet up session during this period to prepare yourself to kick start your career.
Have a rewarding journey!
"Winners don't do different things, they do things differently. Living by design, not by default"