Skip to Content

Web Content Display Web Content Display

Logo
CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination
Important Notice: The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) was raised to Orange on the evening of 7 February 2020, and remains at the level as of 10 Feb 2020. In view of the higher level of public health threat posed by the COVID-19, CEA has cancelled the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination on 22 and 23 February 2020. Candidates will receive a notice from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) on the cancellation and instructions on the refund of examination fees.
/professional-qualifications/skills/cea-res

CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination

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 have equivalent qualification. This is to ensure that property agents intending to do estate agency work are well-qualified, professionally competent and possess a basic level of knowledge in real estate industry and property related matters.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With the latest directive announced by the Government on 3 April 2020 (Friday) to further minimize the spread of COVID-19, RELC Examinations Bureau office will be closed from 7 April (Tuesday) to 4 May 2020 (Monday), and will resume upon receiving directions from the authorities.

 

LATEST UPDATE: 1 APRIL 2020

RELC DOES NOT HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AT THE MOMENT:

- Schedule for the Next Examination

- Validity of Course Certificate

Banner Image Position2

 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

RES JUN 2020 EXAM
  • Exam Date & Time: To be advised.

 

  • Registration Period: To be advised.

 

 

RES FEB 2020 EXAM

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

  • The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) was raised to Orange on the evening of 7 February 2020, and remains at the level as of 10 Feb 2020.  In view of the higher level of public health threat posed by the COVID-19, CEA has cancelled the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination on 22 and 23 February 2020.  Candidates will receive a notice from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) on the cancellation and instructions on the refund of examination fees.

 

  • Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on the conduct of the RES Examination during this period.

 

  • We will be providing further information progressively to all candidates.

 

  • Kindly check the Spam/Junk inbox if you did not received the email on the NOTICE OF CANCELLATION. 

 

  • Otherwise, please write in to RELC at RES@relc.org.sg.

 

 

REFUND PROCESS:

 

  • RELC has processed the refund to all candidates registered for the RES FEB 2020 EXAM.

 

  • The banks may require additional day(s) for the amount to be credited to your account.

 

  • Please contact us at res@relc.org.sg should you still not receive your refund by Saturday, 4 April 2020.

 

  • We seek your understanding in this matter, as there may be a slight delay due to the high volume of refund.

     

 

 

NOTICE OF REFUND PROCESS:

 

  • The NOTICE OF REFUND PROCESS for the cancellation of the RES FEB 2020 EXAM has been sent out to all candidates on 21 February 2020 (Friday).

 

  • Kindly check the Spam/Junk inbox if you did not received the email on the NOTICE OF REFUND PROCESS.

 

  • Otherwise, please write in to RELC at RES@relc.org.sg.

 

 

 

THE UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) FUNDING

FUNDING INFORMATION:

 

  • UTAP Funding has been approved for the RES Examination for a period from 1 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020 & new FY 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021.

 

  • RES Candidates who are NTUC Members MUST BE PRESENT for the Exam, and to file the claim AFTER sitting for the Exam.

 

  • Claim has to be submitted before the submission deadline stated on the UTAP Website.

 

  • NTUC Members enjoy 50% unfunded course (exam) fee support for up to $250 each year when sign up for courses (exams) supported under UTAP.

 

  • Please be advised to constantly check the U Portal for updates on supported programmes.

 

 

Web Content Display Web Content Display

Examination Information
EXAM FORMAT

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes for each paper.

 

Paper 1 (100 Marks)

Section A: 50 MCQs (50 marks).

Section B: 15 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 case studies (30 marks).

Section C: 10 Fill-in-the-blank short answer questions (20 marks).

 

Paper 2 (100 Marks)

Same format as Paper 1.

EXAM SYLLABUS

The current RES examination syllabus was revised and took effect from 1 Jan 2017.

Please note that candidates will not be tested on Government policy changes announced or implemented within one month before the examination.

 

For latest syllabus, please visit the CEA Website.

EXAM FEES

The examination fees are $417.30 (incl. GST) for 2 papers and $235.40 (incl. GST) for each individual paper.

 

Please note that examination fees are subjected to revision and may be changed without prior notice.

 

The accepted payment modes for the examination fees are:

1.  Direct Credit - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email on how to make payment via Direct Credit once you submit your exam registration), or

 

2. PayNow (Scan QR) - For Walk-in Registration Over the Counter.

(Enter reference as your name and NRIC/FIN in the Bill Reference Number column), or

 

3. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa).

 

 

Before you can make payment for your examination, you must ensure the following has been completed:

- Upload the required documents for your examination registration

[ eg. RES Course Completion Certificate, Highest Qualification Certificate, CEA Assessment Letter AND/OR Results Slips within the timeframe of 2 years (for re-takers only) ].

 

Once payment is made, you will receive your receipt via email / over-the-counter, and your registration is deemed to be completed and in order. Otherwise, you will be contacted by RELC should there be any incomplete registration.

 

Should your exam registration be rejected, please note that your fees will not be refunded.

 

For updates on examination fees, please visit the CEA Website.

EXAM VENUE

The 22nd & 23rd February 2020 RES Examinations will be held at Singapore EXPO (Hall 8).

 

For directions and parking charges of Singapore Expo, please visit the EXPO Website.

Web Content Display Web Content Display

PRE-REQUISITES

Web Content Display Web Content Display

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION PERIOD
Month
Date / Time
Paper Type
Registration Period
Jun 2020

To be advised

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

 

To be advised

Oct 2020

    24 Oct, Sat

(9:30am - 12pm)

    25 Oct, Sun

(9.30am - 12pm)

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

6 Jul 2020 (Mon) to

11 Sep 2020 (Fri - 5pm)

Web Content Display Web Content Display

EXAMINATION RULES & REGULATIONS

Web Content Display Web Content Display

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
How do I register and make payment for the Examination?

To register, click on the Apply Now! icon at the top of this page. (Kindly refer to the registration period accordingly).

 

Before you can make payment for your examination, you must ensure the following has been completed:

- Upload the required documents for your examination registration.

[ eg. RES Course Completion Certificate, Highest Qualification Certificate, CEA Assessment Letter AND/OR Results Slips within the timeframe of 2 years (for re-takers only) ].

 

Once payment is made, you will receive your receipt via email / over-the-counter, and your registration is deemed to be completed and in order. Otherwise, you will be contacted by RELC should there be any incomplete registration.

 

Should your examination registration be rejected, please note that your fees will not be refunded.

 

What are the accepted modes of payment?

1.  Direct Credit - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email on how to make payment via Direct Credit once you submit your exam registration), or

 

2. PayNow (Scan QR) - For Walk-in Registration Over the Counter.

(Enter reference as your name and NRIC/FIN in the Bill Reference Number column), or

 

3. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa).

When can I expect to receive the Examination results?

The RES Examination results are released 4 – 6 weeks after the examination is held.

Notification of results will be emailed to all candidates as soon as possible.

Can I defer or cancel my examination any time before the Examination Day?

Candidates are allowed to defer their examination, up till 5 working days after the examination, under the following circumstances:


(i) Hospitalisation \ Warded on examination day
(ii) Bereavement of next of kin
(iii) NS Duties on examination day

 

Please note that medical certificates (MC) issued by hospitals and clinics would not be accepted as valid reasons to defer the examination.
 

Candidates who are recalled for National Service (NS) duties or hospitalised during the examination day may submit an application to defer their examination. Candidates who have bereavement cases would be allowed to defer their examination on compassionate grounds.


Candidates who are unable to turn up for the examination would be considered “absent” and fail the examination.


Candidates are required to submit the relevant supporting documents to RELC Examinations Bureau via email within 5 working days from the examination date.


An administrative fee of S$107 (incl. GST) will be levied on each examination deferment application.


Candidates who were approved for deferment would be allowed to attempt the next examination only. Candidates would not be allowed to select their next examination date.


Under no circumstances will RELC Examinations Bureau be able to refund the examination fee or administrative fee once the candidate has made payment.

What happens if I am absent on the Examination Day?

If you are absent from an examination, it is deemed that you have failed the examination that you have registered for.

 

Candidates who are recalled for National Service (NS) duties or hospitalised during the examination day may submit an application to defer their examination. Candidates who have bereavement cases would be allowed to defer their examination on compassionate grounds. Please note that medical certificates issued by hospitals and clinics would not be accepted as valid reasons to defer the examination.

 

Candidates must submit the relevant supporting documents to RELC Examinations Bureau in person within 5 working days from the examination date.

 

All deferments are subjected to the approval of RELC Examinations Bureau. An administrative fee of S$107 (incl. GST) will be levied on each examination deferment application.

 

No refund of the examination fees will be made for candidates who are unable to attempt the examination on the examination date.

Can I appeal to review my Examination results?

Candidates may appeal to reassess their results by writing in to RELC Examinations Bureau at RES@relc.org.sg to obtain the Appeal Form.

 

The form and payment are to be submitted within 5 working days after the results are released.

 

Candidates may only appeal for the failed examination paper.

 

The appeal outcome will be sent via email within 14 working days after the appeal submission closing date.

 

Candidates will not be shown their answer scripts.

 

An administrative fee of $64.20 (incl. GST) per paper per transaction will be levied.

 

Candidates are advised not to register for the next exam until the appeal outcome is out.

Step-by-step guide to Online Registration
Who do I contact for clarifications?

For any examination enquiries, you can email us at RES@relc.org.sg (for RES candidates) or REA@relc.org.sg (for REA candidates). Alternatively, you can call us at 6734 1292 (during office hours).

 

You may also be interested to visit the CEA website at https://www.cea.gov.sg/professionals/salesperson-registration-matters/apply-for-salesperson-registration

Web Content Display Web Content Display

Web Content Display Web Content Display

 

 

SPActivityHub SPActivityHub