Life Mastery RES Course

About RES Course


Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course is a compulsory prepatory course for aspiring Real Estate Salespersons to undergo.

All Aspiring Real Estate Salespersons must complete the RES Course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider (ACP), before taking the industry RES Examinations.

Passing the CEA mandatory examination or possessing equivalent qualification is one of the registration criteria for entry into real estate industry.

In this RES Course, you will acquire in-depth knowledge on the rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to real estate agency practices. The objectives of the RES Course is to ensure that aspiring entrants are prepared for the RES Examination and are equipped with the necessary knowledge as a Real Estate Salespersons.


Important notice: Attending the RES Course and passing the RES Examination do not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson.


RES Course consist of 20 lessons of which applicants must fulfill at least 75% of attendance to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.




What is the Process?

Why LMA?

LMA is a CEA Approved Course Provider and has been in the industry for the past decade. With experienced and professional trainers on board, we provide accurate and the latest up-to-date information that will simplify preparations for your RES Examinations.


  1. Professional Trainers with more than 10 years experience
  2. Skillsfuture and UTAP claimable (up to $750)
  3. Free Makeup and Refresher class
  4. Flexible Schedules (Day and Night classes)


Click here for more information on how to claim from UTAP.

Do you Qualify?

RES Course Qualifications

  1. Singapore Citizen / PR
  2. At least 21 years old
  3. Any of the following:

a) Local Educational Certificates that is equivalent or more than 4 Credits GCE "O"Level.

b) Attained Level 5 and above in WPLN Assesment in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Numeracy

c) For Foreign and Private Certificates: To be supported by an Approved CEA Verification*.

*You may submit your Foreign or Private Certificates to LMA for verification. Processing time is 15 working days and admin fee of $53.50 is payable (cash only, payable to CEA) to verify your foreign certificates. Please bring down your NRIC, Foreign Graduation Ceritificate, Transcript of records and cash payment of $53.50 to LMA's Office.

Cut off time: Every Friday, 6:30pm


Course schedules for October 2017 Exam


     RES B0817D               RES B0717N          


How to Register for RES Course?

RES Course Registration can only be done over the counter, as thorough checking of the Applicant's qualification needs to be administered.

  1. Bring the following:
    • NRIC
    • LOCAL Education Certificates / WPLN (5 Certificates with Level 5 and above) / CEA Verification Email
  2. Go down to our LMA Training Centre
    • Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-510 S(310190)


  • RES Course Information

    Course Fee (Inclusive of GST)
    • $828.00 (Skillsfuture & NTUC UTAP Claimable)

    RES Course Requirements

    1. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of registering with CEA.
    2. Accepted Academic Qualifications
      • Min. 4 "O" Level credits in TWO (2) sittings
      • Recognised Diploma from Local Polytechnis (NYP/NP/SP/TP/RP)
      • Recognised Degrees from Local Universitives ( NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD)
      • The following certificates awarded by ITE are accepted as equilavent to a Higher NITEC Qualification:
        • Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC)
        • Certificate in Business Studies (CBS)
        • Master NITEC
        • National Technician Certificate 1 (NTC1)
      • Attained Level 5 and above in WPLN Assessment in Reading, Writting, Speaking, Listening & Numeracy (Click on the following link for more information:
      • Private or Foreign Qualifications:
        •  Subjected to CEA approval prior to course registration (CEA Assessment)

    Address: Blk 190 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh,

         #02-510, S(310190)

    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:30pm

    Call 6255 6083/91 for more information

  • RES Important Information

    RES Course Certificate

    Once candidates complete the RES Course, they will be given a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will be needed when they register for the RES EXAM.

    1. The Certificate of RES Course Completion has a validity of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES Examination.
      • Candidates are eligible to take the RES/REA examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES/REA Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the RES/REA course again before they become eligible to take the RES/REA examination.

    NTUC Union Membership

    All NTUC / SISEU Union Members are eligible to claim for a $250 rebate from the NTUC UTAP Funds for LMA's RES Course.

    What is UTAP?

    UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) is a training grant given exclusively to NTUC union members to encourage them to go for skills upgrading and help to defray their training cost. 
    • NTUC Union Member can claim up to $250 of LMA's RES Course fee or 50% of RES Exam Fee whichever is lower.
    • Up to 50% of LMA's CPD Course fee for subsequent years (after passing the RES Exam).
    • For more information on UTAP Funding for you, click here.
    • Click here to submit your UTAP Claims
    ** Please be informed that attending the RES Course and passing the RES Exam do 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 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.
  • RES Examination Information

    Exam Format

    The RES Examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2), each with exam duration of 2.5 hours. 
    Both papers are of the same format as follows:  
    PAPER 1 :  
        Unit 1 Real Estate Agency Industry Overview 
        Unit 2 Basic Land Law Concepts and Dealings with Interests in Land
    PAPER 2 :  
        Unit 3 Real Estate Marketing
        Unit 4 Property Transactions - Laws and Practices
    Format of RES Examination Paper 1 and Paper 2
    Section A: 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) – 1 mark each
    Section B: 15 MCQs with reference to one or two Case Studies* - 2 marks each
    Section C: 10 Short Answer Questions (SAQs) – 2 marks each
    *The objective is to test candidates’ ability to interpret and analyse the questions in a practice-oriented context.
    Examination Center : NTUC Learning Hub 


        Tel no: 6336 5482/ 6837-8297 



    Register for RES Examination
    To register for the RES Examination, you can visit any of the following Exam Registration Centres.

    Exam Registration Centres

    NTUC Trade Union House

    73 Bras Basah Road


    Singapore 189556

    Devan Nair Institute Employment and Employability 

    80 Jurong East Street 21


    Singapore 609607

    LHub Industry Skill Centre @ Benoi

    EMS Building

    60 Benoi Road #01-08

    Singapore 629906

    Things to bring for the RES Examination Registration:
    1. The Certificate of RES Course Completion by an ACP
    2. The Original qualification certificate (must be the same certificate which was used for registration for the RES Course)

    Examination Requirements:

    1. Candidates are required to attend and complete the RES Course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider.
    2. Candidates are required to produce the Certificate of RES Course Completion when they register for the examination
    3. Candidates are required to take the RES Examination within 2 years from the date of course completion
    4. Candidates must meet the minimum educational requirements: at least 4 GCE “O” Level passes or equivalent.
    5. Candidates who are holding a FOREIGN educational certificates:
    6. Have to submit their OVERSEAS certificate for assessment by CEA to determine if they would meet the educational qualification requirement
    7. Candidates may do so at any APPROVED COURSE PROVIDER. Please click here for more information. (lead to another tab)
    8. Candidates who have attained Level 5 and Above for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment in the following 5 components will be recognized:
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking 
    • Writing
    • Numeracy
    Information on the WPLN programme which is administered by WDA can be found here.


  • CEA Verification

    For Applicants with Foreign/Private Certificates ONLY:

    • The academic qualification must undergo CEA Verification Process prior to RES Course Registration.
    • Required Documents:
      • Photocopy of Certificate of Graduation
      • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
      • Filled out CEA Request Form
      • English Translationn of certificates (if necessary)
    • Cut off Time; *Friday, 2:00PM (if Public Holiday falls on a Friday, cut off time will be Thursday at 2:00PM)
    • Submission to CEA: Tuesday of the following week
    • Processing Time: 15 working days (from submission date to CEA)
    • CEA Admin Fee: $53.50 (CASH PAYMENT ONLY)
  • Testimonials

     I first came across Life Mastery Academy when I was searching online for a RES course to attend.  I have a keen interest in property and being a property investor for the past couple of years, this is a natural progression for me to move into real estate as a salesperson. However, this is totally new to me and I have totally no idea what to expect. Furthermore, after leaving schools for many years, and have not taken any exams since, the thought of having to pass 2 papers makes me kind of nervous. To make matters worse, on the first day of class, we were given 2 big stacks of class notes. I didn't quite expect there were so much things to learn in this course.

    Luckily, the 2 LMA trainers, David Cheong and John Yong, were very experience. The classes were conducted in a very professionally manner and the students were always given time to ask questions. There were many lively discussions and I always love the live case studies shared during the class. This is only possible with many years of experience in this profession, and to me, this is something very valuable.

    The class notes were very detailed and in my opinion, was instrumental in helping the students to pass the exams. The trainers, especially John Yong, took great effort in summarizing the complicated information residing all over the places into few simple slides. This makes our revision really easy.

    Instead of asking us to memorizing the training notes, we were always thrown with different scenarios to analyse. This has benefited me greatly and definitely has given me more confidence in dealing with real lives situations in future.

    The 2 most important lessons in the whole course, in my opinion, are the 2 revision classes. The trainers did a good summary of the whole course and went through the important topics.  This has helped me greatly, allowing me to focus on the important areas in various chapters.  I also signed up the optional 2 days intensive revisions which I also highly recommend to all students. The 2 mock exams in the intensive classes are a good preparation for the actual exams.

    Throughout the whole course, the trainers were always readily available to the students via a WhatsApp group. The questions we posted there were always answered promptly.

    This is my first time taking the RES exam and I am really happy to pass both papers in the first attempt. I would like to thank LMA and trainers in the course for their encouragement and support given to all the students, without which, this would not be possible.

    - Aik Jin


    I have attended the RES Course conducted by Life Mastery Academy (LMA) in the month of June/July 2015 and would like to share my experience.

    The two coaches, David Cheong and John Yong were very knowledgeable in the subjects and had conducted the program very well. The course materials given to the participants were very clear and detailed and the mock exams conducted prior to the exam prepared the participants to face the exam confidently.

    Suffice to say, I passed both the papers in my first attempt in the examination conducted by CEA in the month of August in one sitting and am happy to recommend to anyone who would like to prepare for RES exam to attend the coaching conducted by LMA.

    - Krish Subramanian

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