Real Estate Salesperson Course

Short Course / 18 sessions

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Start your real estate career with Ngee Ann Polytechnic!

Learning Outcomes

You will learn economics concepts, land law and many other RES required knowledge in order to be a competent RES. Others include usage of financial calculator, HDB, URA, BCA, Ministry of Law and other regulations required to be a competent RES. In addition, the knowledge to help you to pass the RES examination.


Application period: TBC
Course Dates: TBC
Duration: 18 sessions
Class Time: TBC
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 5 modules:

Competency Unit 1 - Real Estate Agency Industry Overview & Basic Land Law concepts

1.1 Real Estate Market and Submarkets

1.2 Real Estate Market Players & Government Intervention

Basic Land Law Concept

1.3 Introduction

1.4 Land

1.5 Estates in Land

1.6 Strata Lands Act

1.7 Rights in Another’s Land (License, Easement, Covenant)

1.8 Registration of Titles

Competency Unit 2 - Dealings with Interests in Land

2.1 Law of Contract

2.2 Law of Agency

2.3 Landlord and Tenant Law

2.4 Negligence

2.5 Conveyance inter vivos

2.6 Mortgage

2.7 Gift

2.8 Trust

2.9 Succession

2.10 Future Interests

2.11 Co-ownership

2.12 Restrictions on Capacity to Hold Land

2.13 Planning and Development of Land


Paper 2 Competency Unit 3 – Regulation of Real Estate Agency Industry & Real Estate Marketing

3.1 Regulation of Real Estate Agency Industry

3.2 Role and Functions of Salespersons and Their Requisite Knowledge and Skills

3.3 Principles of Real Estate Marketing

3.4 Types of Listing

3.5 Methods of Sale

3.6 Regulations on Advertisements

3.7 Marketing of Residential Property

3.8 Marketing of Commercial Property

3.9 Marketing of Industrial Property

3.10 Marketing of Special Properties

3.11 Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act

Paper 2 Competency Unit 4 – Property Transactions

4.1 Sale of Uncompleted Private Properties

4.2 Sale of Completed Private Properties

4.3 Collective Sale of Private Properties

4.4 Sale of HDB Flats

4.5 Leasing of Private Properties

4.6 Renting Out HDB Flats/Bedrooms

4.7 Foreign Worker Housing

4.8 Taxes on Property

4.9 Property Finance & Financial Calculations


In-class assessments.

A Certificate of Course Completion will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

CEA has set minimum criteria for would be Real Estate Salesperson to enrol for the Real Estate Salesperson Course and Examination (across the board):

  • Interested applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
      • Be at least 21 years old
      • Minimum 4 GCE ‘O’ level or Equivalent
      • Below qualifications are consider as Equivalent:
        • WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) at least level 5 or above for all 5 modules
        • Higher NITEC Certificate
        • Old Certificate Title Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC), Certificate in Business Studies (CBS)
        • Master NITEC Certificate
        • Old Certificate Title National Technical Certificate 1 (NTC1)


    • 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.Applicants having other qualifications (e.g. overseas qualifications or private diplomas etc.) will need to have their qualifications assessed by CEA to determine that the educational qualification requirement is met. They must submit original certificates, full transcripts and official translation (if qualification is not in English) together with the CEA Request Form in person to RCN for submission to CEA. Please allow at least 15 working days for CEA’s reply.

An administration charge of $64.20 (inclusive of GST) imposed by CEA is payable for all assessment of qualifications. 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 Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$749.00
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$224.70
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$84.70
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$84.70