Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development Scheme

CPD is one of the key components of CEA's regulatory framework to achieve higher professional standards of the real estate agency industry. Under the Estate Agents (Estate Agency Work) Regulations 2010, every KEO, practising director/partner and salesperson will be required to undertake mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) - a minimum of 6 hours learning activities each calendar year, of which at least 3 CPD hours must be on core subjects. Fulfilling CPD hours is also a renewal licensing/registration condition stipulated in the Estate Agents (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 2010. Failure to comply will affect their registration and may lead to removal from the Public Register.

The CPD requirement is to ensure that KEOs and salespersons possess the necessary professional knowledge in estate agency work, and continuously upgrade themselves by keeping abreast of latest changes in Government policies and procedures for property transactions. CEA places emphasis on core subjects as these help improve the professional effectiveness of KEOs and salespersons. CEA will move its policy directions towards increasing the number of core-subject hour requirement.

Core Subjects

The following is a broad classification:

Core Subjects
C1: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, ESTATE AGENTS ACT & REGULATIONS
C2: LAW, GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO ESTATE AGENCY WORK
C3: PRATICE-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND ISSUES

CPD Course Levels
L1: FOR SALESPERSONS AT INITIAL/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TO ACQUIRE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE
L2: FOR SALESPERSON AT ADVANCED LEVEL/TEAM LEADERS TO ACQUIRE IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE/PROBLEM SOLVING & MANAGEMENT SKILL TO MANAGE A TEAM
L3: FOR KEOS AND PRACTISING DIRECTORS/PARTNERS AND SALESPERSONS. AT SENIOR MANAGEMENT LEVEL TO EXPLORE FINER DETAILS OF REAL ESTATE DISCIPLINES, ADVANCE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP & KEY MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Additional CPD courses for existing salespersons who pass the Special RES Examination

The existing salesperson must attend additional CPD courses at a minimum of 3 credit hours in courses such as (a) English language for improvement, (b) HDB resale documents, (c) CEA Prescribed Estate Agency Agreements before 31 Dec 2012. This is over and above the yearly 6 CPD credit-hour requirement.

Approved Core CPD Activities:

S/NCore Course TitleCategoryLevelNo. Of credit hours
1 Apply Code of Ethics & Professional Client Care in Real Estate Salesperson's daily encounters with customersC1L12
2 Apply Professional Service Manual (PSM) in Real Estate Salesperson's daily encounters with customersC3L22
3 Better Understanding of the Singapore Concept Plans and their impacts on Singapore Urban Planning and Infrastructure DevelopmentsC2L12
4 Buyer Financial Plan (HDB)C2L12
5 Comprehensive Guidelines on Ethical AdvertisingC3L12
6 Dispute Resolution for Property TransactionC3L12
7 Duties of Estate Agents and Fiduciary Duty-What Are They?C1L12
8 Duties of Estate Agents-Duty Not To MisrepresentC2L12
9 Eligibility to Sell & Buy HDB Resale FlatsC2L12
10 Estate Agents Act & RegulationsC1L12
11 Facilitate Commercial Leasing ProcessC2L12
12 Financial Calculation for SellerC2L12
13 Guide on Rental of Private PropertyC2L12
14 Guide on Sale of Private Residential PropertiesC2L12
15 Guide on Subletting of Whole HDB FlatC2L12
16 Guide To Development Control Rules & Regulations On Landed HousingC2L12
17 Guide to Rental of Commercial PropertiesC2L12
18 Guide to Rules & Regulations on Sale of Developers' Houses-Under ConstructionC2L12
19 Housing Grant RulingC2L12
20 Misrepresentation & Professional NegligenceC1L22
12

Non Core CPD Activities:

S/NNon Core Course TitleNo. Of credit hours
1 Establishing commercial boundaries2
2 How to negotiate with customers & maintain a freehold relationship2

S/NCPD Core SubjectDate
1 The New PDPA and What it means to the Real Esate ( C2 / L1 )22/06/2018
2 Housing Grant Ruling ( C2 / L1 )25/06/2018
3 Better Understanding of the Singapore Concept Plans and their impacts on Singapore Urban Planning and Infrastructure Developments ( C2 / L1 )28/06/2018


No Non Core course found.





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