Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course — Life Mastery Academy
About the course

Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course (or commonly known as “Property Agent Course”) is a mandatory preparatory programme for aspiring Real Estate Salespersons to undergo before taking the industry RES Examinations.

Under the new regulatory framework administered by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), one of the registration criteria for property agents is that they must pass the CEA’s Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination or possess equivalent qualification.

Our academy’s goal is to equip all RES Course participants with the necessary knowledge and get them properly ready for the RES Examination. You shall acquire in-depth understanding on the Rules & Regulations, Updated Policies & Procedures pertaining to Real Estate Agency standard practices. This course curriculum is carefully developed in-line with CEA Examination Syllabus.

Important Notices:
  • Registration will usually open 2 months (60 days) ahead of RES Course Commencement date.
  • All RES course participants are expected to achieve min. 75% of class attendance. Failure to do so, they are not qualified to sit for RES Examination. Kindly ensure you are able to meet this requirement prior to signing up for our RES course.
  • Additional revision classes are available and fees is applicable.

All Applicants Must Be:

  • Singaporean / Permanent Resident
  • At least 21 years old
  • Possess any 1 of the following Local Academic Qualifications:
  • GCE "O" Level, with min. 4 Credit passes. CEA accepts combined GCE “O” level results taken at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Higher NITEC (ITC, CBS, Master NITEC, NTC1)
  • GCE “A” Level
  • Diploma attained from accepted local Polytechnics only (NYP/ NP/ RP/ SP/ TP).
  • Degree or Higher, attained from accepted local Universities only (NTU/ NUS/ SIT/ SMU/ SUSS/ SUTD).


What if I don’t possess any of the above-listed qualifications?


Option (1) Go for a Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Assessment


WPLN Certification is accepted for RES Course Enrolment. Candidate must attain Level 5 and above in the following 5 modules: Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing and Numeracy.


Option (2) Obtain an approval from CEA for your Private/Overseas Academic Qualification.


Submit your academic qualifications for verification via licensing@cea.gov.sg. Applicants are required to attach their academic certificates, transcript, supporting documents and the attached qualification assessment request form in their application. 


What do you need to prepare for CEA Educational Qualification Assessment?

  • Original Copy of Private/ Overseas Academic Certificate(s) and Transcript(s).
  • Completed CEA Verification form


CEA will take about 15 working days to process your application.

Prior to taking the RES Course, foreigners (Employment-pass, S-pass, Dependent-pass holders etc.) should consult an Estate Agent that is prepared to support their future registration application. Their estate agent will consult CEA Licensing for a preliminary assessment whether he/she is likely to meet the registration criteria before issuing a Letter of Support.

If CEA Licensing’s preliminary assessment outcome on the foreigner applicant is positive, he/she will then be able to proceed to submit their private/ non-local academic qualifications for CEA’s assessment.

During RES Course enrolment, this candidate MUST be able to produce a valid Letter of Support from an Estate Agent.
Applicant has to bring the following documents to Life Mastery Academy:
  • NRIC
  • Original Copy of Approved Local Academic Certificate/ Transcript of WPLN Assessment / A copy of CEA Educational Qualification Approval Letter for Private & Overseas Qualification.
  • Your SingPass Login is required for SkillsFuture Claim
  • A Letter of Support is necessary for Foreigner Applicant
NOTE: For walk in registration, please drop by LMA office latest by 5:30pm.
Our RES Course fee is SGD 828.00, inclusive of GST. To give you greater savings, the following subsidy are applicable:
Applicable for Singaporean Applicant, of 25-year-old and above may utilise their SkillsFuture Fund (Up to $828).

Eligible NTUC Union member could claim 50% of their *unfunded course fee (capped at $250/year). Members are expected to submit their individual claim after course completion, and within 6 months.

UPDATE: Under the newly enhanced UTAP funding, NTUC union members aged 40 years and above will get an increased funding support from $250 to $500. This will apply from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022.

*Unfunded Course fee refers to the Payable Amount after SkillsFuture Subsidy.

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The RES Examination is the entry level examination for new entrants who wish to practise as salespersons in the real estate industry. With effect from 1st January 2019, CEA has appointed SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) as their RES examination administrator.

SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
Web: https://www.relc.org.sg/professional-qualifications/skills/cea-res
Address: 30 Orange Grove Road Level 3 RELC Building, S258352
Tel: 6734 1292
E-mail: RES@relc.org.sg

(A) Examination Schedule
Important: Two-stage registration process for August 2021 Real Estate Salesperson (RES) examination

For the RES examination in August 2021, CEA will increase the examination capacity to 3,000 candidates, from 2,400 candidates in the February 2021 RES examination.

There will be a two-stage registration process for the August 2021 RES examination. To ensure a smooth registration experience for applicants, we are implementing a two-stage registration process for you to indicate your interest (on FormSG), and subsequently register for the examination at RELC’s website if you are shortlisted. Shortlisting is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note the dates of the respective stages.

Stage 1: Indication of interest on FormSG (12 to 13 July 2021)
Applicants who are interested to sit for the August 2021 RES examination have to indicate their interest on FormSG from 12 - 13 July 2021. The link to the indication of interest form will be accessible on RELC’s website on 12 July 2021, 9am.

Applicants should register their interest as RELC will allocate seats on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 3,000 applicants who have successfully submitted their indication of interest based on their choice of examination slot. RELC will then contact the 3,000 applicants from 14 - 16 July 2021 to provide further instructions on stage 2 of examination registration at the RELC’s website. RELC will also contact the remaining applicants that they have not been shortlisted to register for the August 2021 RES examination.

Stage 2: Examination registration (21 to 23 July 2021)
Shortlisted applicants will receive an email from RELC and should follow the instructions in the email to complete the August 2021 RES examination registration at RELC’s website. Shortlisted applicants who do not complete the examination registration process by 23 July 2021 will have their seats allocated to other applicants.

RES EXAM SCHEDULE 2021
Exam Location 1: Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Exam Location 2: to be advised
Month Slot Paper Type/Date Exam Time Registration Period
AUG 2021 Slot 1 (AM)
Paper 1:
21 Aug 2021 (Saturday)
Paper 2:
22 Aug 2021 (Sunday)
9.30am to 12pm
Indication of Interest:
12 Jul (from 9am) to 13 Jul 2021
Examination Registration:
21 to 23 Jul 2021
(for shortlisted applicants only)
Slot 2 (PM)
Paper 1:
21 Aug 2021 (Saturday)
Paper 2:
22 Aug 2021 (Sunday)
3pm to 5.30pm
Indication of Interest:
12 Jul (from 9am) to 13 Jul 2021
Examination Registration:
21 to 23 Jul 2021
(for shortlisted applicants only)
OCT 2021 Slot 1 (AM)
Paper 1:
30 Oct 2021 (Saturday)
Paper 2:
31 Oct 2021 (Sunday)
9.30am to 12pm to be advised
Slot 2 (PM)
Paper 1:
30 Oct 2021 (Saturday)
Paper 2:
31 Oct 2021 (Sunday)
3pm to 5.30pm to be advised

Note: Under exceptional circumstances, the RES examination dates are subject to change. Please check the examination timetable with CEA prior to examination registration.

For more information, please refer to this set of frequently-asked questions.

Source: https://www.relc.org.sg/professional-qualifications/skills/cea-res

(B) Are you eligible to take RES Examination?
  • You must complete the RES Course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider.
  • You must possess the Original Copy of Certificate of RES Course Completion, it is necessary for Exam Registration.
  • Certificate of RES Course Completion is only valid for 2 years (from the date of issue), to sit for RES Examination.
  • Candidate who are unable to pass BOTH PAPERS within 2-year time frame is required to repeat RES Course & attain a new Certificate of RES Course Completion, if they wish to continue pursuing a RES career.
(C) How to register for RES Examination?

Course Provider DO NOT register RES Examination for any candidate, therefore individual must apply personally.

Read here on How to register for RES Examination


(D) Examination Fee (Payable to Appointed Exam Administrator)

Paper 1 & Paper 2
SGD 417.30 (inclusive of GST)

Re-takers (Single Paper)
SGD 235.40 (inclusive of GST)

(E) Examination Paper Format
  • 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
(F) Things to bring for the RES Examination Registration
  • Original Copy of Certificate of RES Course Completion
  • Original Copy of your Academic Certificate (please produce the Academic Qualification that was used for your RES Course Registration).
  • Examination Results Slips within timeframe of 2 years (For Re-takers Only).
  • CEA Assessment Letter which is valid for 3 years (For Private/ Overseas Qualification Only).
(G) Examination Result
Exam Administrator will notify candidates of their result via email address, typically 4 – 6 weeks after the examination is held.
(P) - Pass
(F) - Failure

(H) Appeals for review of RES examination results must be submitted to Appointed Examination Administrator (SEAMEO Regional Language Centre).
Please be informed that completion of RES Course and passing the RES Examination do not instantly 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.