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Hi Ms Pei Yong Se, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) requires all property agents to enrol in the compulsory Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course and then pass the RES examinations. You will be given a 2-year period to pass the examinations. The courses are provided for by several private training bodies. On top of that, you must be at least 21-years-old, possesses the prescribed educational qualifications (a minimum of 4 GCE O’Level passes or equivalent) or experience, will be or is employed by a licensed real estate agency as a salesperson and you do not hold a licence as any other real estate agency. You must also not hold or is an employee, a director or a partner of a person who holds a moneylender’s licence. Lastly, you must comply with requirements including continuing education (such as taking up compulsory courses to renew your licence).

Once you have passed your RES courses and examinations, you may wish to join any real estate agencies in Singapore. Do note that you cannot conduct any real estate agency work without a licence. All salespersons will have to be registered by the CEA. Anyone who contravenes the Estate Agents Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine up to $25,000 or to an imprisonment of up to a year.

Hope this answers your question.

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YT Tan (陈永达)
Good morning,

You may refer to this link taken from CEA website to find out more:


If you are keen to embark into this real estate industry, probably you can share more with me so I will be in a better position to advise you.

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Michael Wong

The basic criteria to be eligible is -
1. min 21 yrs old
2. Must have 4 ‘O' level passes.

Then, you will need to register at the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) and enrol for the new council course provider & exam, Real Estate Salesperson (RES) (and pass the exam).
REA - The exam for agent keen to set his own agency.
RES - The exam for agent planning to be salesperson.

:RES Course
CEA Registration

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance- Name cards and Tag
Then, you may join any agency of your choice.
Check website out: www.cea.gov.sg

Alternatively, if you do not possess 4 ‘O' level passes, you have to take and pass a test, called - WPLN (Workplace Literacy & Numeric skills) conducted by WDA (Workforce Development Agency) before you can register for the RES course, conducted by CEA. Once you've passed RES, you may join any agency of ur choice.

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Eric 李清海 Lee
min 4 o level , take a res course, pass the exam
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Tony Teo
Minimum requirements: Singaporean or SPR, 21 years old and above, O-Level passes (or WPLN equivalent) and pass in the 2 RES (Real Estate Salespersons) exam papers

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J.A. Goh 吴永益
Hi Ms. Pei,

You need to have 4 O level passes, 21 yrs old, pass the RES exam.
We can meet for tea and I can share with you all about this real estate line to let you have more understanding before you decide to join this line. No obligation. Let me know if you are keen to be an agent and understand more.

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