RES Course Provider CEA approved real estate course



RES course syllabus is prepared in the context of laws in Singapore governing real estate agency work and shall focus on sale and lease transactions involving residential, commercial and industrial properties located in Singapore. However, the syllabus does not include laws or regulations of other countries governing transactions of foreign properties and real estate salespersons are advised to be familiar of such laws or regulations when advising their clients in foreign properties transactions.
The RES course syllabus is designed to ensure real estate salespersons meet the expectations required of them:


  • Have good knowledge of the concepts of real estate and agency practice;
  • Have a basic knowledge of the legal requirements and laws governing property transactions and real estate agency work;
  • Have a basic knowledge of the terminology and concepts of real estate sale and leasing and the need to comply with the requirements of the law;
  • Understand the requirements of the Estate Agents Act 2010 and subsidiary legislation including Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and of the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA); and
  • Be able to handle typical property transactions effectively and in compliance with the law, government policies, rules and CEA’s prescribed regulations and practice guidelines.


Course Syllabus (After Oct 2016)


Paper 1


Competency Unit 1 - Real Estate Agency Industry Overview

CU 1.1 - Real estate market and submarkets

CU 1.2 - Real estate market players and government intervention

CU 1.3 - Introduction (Basic Law Concepts)

CU 1.4 - Land

CU 1.5 - Estates in land

CU 1.6 - State Lands Act

CU 1.7 - Rights in another's land

CU 1.8 - Registration of titles


Competency Unit 2 - Dealings with Interests in Land

CU 2.1 - Law of Contract

CU 2.2 - Law of Agency

CU 2.3 - Landlord and Tenant Law

CU 2.4 - Negligence

CU 2.5 - Conveyance inter vivos

CU 2.6 - Mortgage

CU 2.7 - Gift of property

CU 2.8 - Trust

CU 2.9 - Succession

CU 2.10 - Future interest in land

CU 2.11 - Co-ownership of land

CU 2.12 - Restriction on Capacity to hold land

CU 2.13 - Planning and development of land



Paper 2


Competency Unit 3 - Regulation of Real Estate Regulations Agency & Real Estate Marketing

CU 3.1 - Regulation of real estate agency industry

CU 3.2 - Role and Functions of Salespersons and their requisite Knowledge and Skills

CU 3.3 - Principles of Real Estate Marketing

CU 3.4 - Types of Listing

CU 3.5 - Methods of Sales

CU 3.6 - Regulations on Advertisement

CU 3.7 - Marketing of Residential Property / HDB Flats

CU 3.8 - Marketing of Commercial Property

CU 3.9 - Marketing of Industrial Property

CU 3.10 - Marketing of Special Properties

CU 3.11 - Negligence and Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act


Competency Unit 4 - Property Transactions

CU 4.1 - Sale of uncompleted private properties

CU 4.2 - Sale of completed private properties

CU 4.3 - Collective sale of private properties

CU 4.4 - Sale of HDB flats

CU 4.5 - Leasing of private properties

CU 4.6 - Subletting of HDB flats

CU 4.7 - Foreign worker housing

CU 4.8 - Taxes on property

CU 4.9 - Property finance and financial calculations


RES Course Application

Minimum criteria


Interested applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Minimum 4 GCE ‘O’ level or Equivalent*


* Individuals who are unable to meet the minimum criteria can take the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment administered by WDA. A WPLN (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Numeracy) Level 5 will be recognised in lieu of 4 GCE “O” level passes. Click here for more details on WPLN.


* Foreign applicant registering for RES Course must produce Letter of Support issued by a Estate Agent that is prepared to support salesperson's application to CEA.


Course details


Course fee is $738.00 / *$650.00 (Buddy Discount Registration / *Both must register in the same batch).


What is Skillsfuture?


*Singaporean and age 25 above can use $500.00 from Skillsfuture Credit to offset Pioneer's RES course fee. Nett Course fee after Skillsfture Credit is $238.00 for Single Registration or $150.00 for Buddy Registration.


*NTUC union member will enjoy 50% RES Examination fee for each year supported under the UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).


Group & Corporate discount applicable.  Terms & Conditions apply.  Please contact us for more information.


Fee quoted includes:

  • Learner's Guide material (e-notes)
  • 24/7 online revision account
    * Examination fees not included


 Additional Cost payable:

  • RES@sg iOS and Android Mobile Revision App (Free for a limited period only)


Course duration

The course is held over 18 classes and can be completed at varying durations.
Weekday: 6 hr classes,  completes in approx. 4 weeks
Weekday Evening: 3 hr classes,  completes in approx. 6 weeks
Weekend: 3 and 6 hr classes,  completes in approx. 6 weeks





Register online or do a manual submission by filling in the enrollment form and emailing it to with the following documents listed below:

  • NRIC (front and back) and,
  • Highest Educational Qualification (min 4 GCE 'O' Level credits (at least C6) / Acceptable Local Degree or Diploma.


Degree(s) from local Universities

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Singapore University of Technology And Design (SUTD)


Diploma(s) from local Polytechnic

  • Singapore Poly (SP)
  • Republic Poly (RP)
  • Nanyang Poly (NYP)
  • Ngee Ann Poly (NP).
  • Temasek Poly (TP)


*Overseas & private certs will need to be submitted to the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) for assessment. Submission will be made every Tue to CEA at an administrative fee of $53.50 (incl. of GST). This is payable in advance to "Pioneer Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd", to be collected on behalf of CEA. The assessment will take approx 15 working days and the result will be emailed directly to applicants by CEA. View the CEA Request Assessment Form.



Course payment

  • Payment for registrations online can be made via Paypal or credit card.
  • Payment for manual registration at our head office personally can be made by cheque or cash only. You can also mail a cheque payable to “Pioneer Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd” to Blk 134 Jurong Gateway Road #03-309P S(600134).


Click here for Course Schedule & Registration


Important Note (please read)

  • Participants must meet pre-requisite qualification criteria before being allowed to commence course.
  • Certificate of Attendance will be issued to course participants who fulfill a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • Course participants must register with CEA’s appointed Exam Administrators and pass the RES examination within 2 years from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Completion of RES Course
  • Attending and passing the RES Exam do not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson or guarantee registration.  The applicant has to comply with the full registration requirement stipulated under the Estate Agent Act, which include meeting the fit and proper criteria.  Please check the complete list of registration criteria on CEA's website at before registering for the RES Course. 
  • Foreigner who wish to register with CEA as salespersons, will need to have a valid Employment Pass (EP) issued by the Manpower (MOM).  Please visit MOM website at regarding Employment Pass matters to work in the real estate industry.  You should also consult an estate agent that is prepared to support your future registration application, who would then check with CEA.  Thereafter, when you register for the RES Course, will need to produce a letter of support from the estate agent.



Course Schedule