FAQs – RES Course



Q1. How can I check if my online registration was processed successfully?
A1.Check your email (inbox, junk mail & spam) which you have provided us with for the acknowledgement email. Alternatively, you may also logon to Check Registration Status with your NRIC no. to check on your course(s) enrolled.

Q2. Where is the venue of the RES course?
A2. RIA School @ HDB Hub
490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #03-13
HDB Hub Biz 3 (Please access from Lift Lobby 1)
Singapore 310490

 

Q3. Is the RES course eligible for the UTAP funding?
A3. Yes.

 

Q4. When is the last day I can register for the course?
A4.The registration of course will be closed 3 working days before the course start date or when the class is fully booked.

 

Q5. How much is course fees?
A5. It is $834.60 (inclusive of GST).

 

Q6. Is the course fee inclusive of the exam fees?
A6. No. The exam fee is $246.10 (inclusive of GST). It is to be paid to the respective exam provider. (Either NTUC Learning Hub or Informatics)

 

Q7. Is the course fee inclusive of the course materials?
A7. Yes. The course materials will be given out on the first day of class.

 

Q8. What is the minimum requirement for me to be eligible to take up the RES course?
A8. You have to be at least 21 years old, with a minimum of 4 GCE ‘O’ level passes, or WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above, or a qualification that is equivalent (Subject to CEA’s approval)

 

Q9. I do not have at least 4 GCE ‘O’ level passes. How do I go about applying for the course?
A9. You may take up the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Test and achieve at least Level 5 and above for all modules, to be eligible to sign up for the RES course.

For more info, kindly visit: http://www.wda.gov.sg/content/wdawebsite/L207-AboutWSQ/L301A-FoundationalSkills/L401A-EnglishEmployabilitySkills.html#assessment



Q10. I am a Diploma / Degree holder, however my qualification certificate is from a local private school (SIM / Kaplan / Shatec / NAFA etc.), am I qualified to apply for the course?
A10. No. Kindly be advised that we will have to send your qualification certificates to CEA for assessment. You are able to sign up for the course once you receive the approval email from CEA.

 

Q11. I am a Diploma / Degree holder, however I am holding on to a foreign certificate, am I qualified to apply for the course?
A11. No. Kindly be advised that we will have to send your qualification certificates to CEA for assessment. You are able to sign up for the course once you receive the approval email from CEA.

 

Q12. How do I go about applying for the CEA assessment?
A12. You may apply for the CEA assessment at our centre, HDB Hub Biz 3 (Lobby 1) #03-13, RIA School of Real Estate. Kindly bring along all original qualification certificates.

Also, there will be an admin fee of $53.50 for CEA to process your assessment. Do note that the payable admin fee of $53.50 is non refundable in both event if CEA approves or decline your qualification.

Note: The administrative fee of $53.50 (inclusive of 7% GST) is collected by CEA’s Approved Course Provider (RIA School) on behalf of CEA for the purpose of assessment of the applicant’s educational qualification(s). This is to ensure that RES course participants meet the minimum educational requirement of at least 4 GCE O Levels passes (applicable to new entrants who later wish to register as salespersons) before the participants are permitted enrol for the RES Course. The administrative fee is to defray the costs in the assessment of each application.

 

Q13. How long will CEA take to process my assessment?
A13. CEA will take about 3 to 4 weeks to get back to you with the results via email.

 

Q14. CEA have not got back to me, will RIA School know the results of my CEA assessment?
A14. No. You will have to contact CEA directly. Email: feedback@cea.gov.sg Contact No.: 1800 643 2555

 

Q15. What do I have to bring along during the first day of class?
A15. Kindly bring along your NRIC/Driving License for scanning of attendance. Do bring your original copies of educational certificates if we have reminded you to do so for verification.

 

Q16. Are there document(s) that I have to submit before the course?
A16. Yes. Kindly submit your Original NRIC as well as Original Qualification Certificates (at least 4 GCE ‘O’ level passes) to admin@riaschool.com.sg before the course start date.

 

Q17. What is the minimum requirement for attendance to get the Certificate of Completion?
A17. You will have to achieve at least 75% attendance in order to be issued the Certificate of Completion on the last day of your course. Please ensure that you have scanned IN and OUT of every lesson for your attendance to be counted. Express & Weekend – 2 lessons/day; Evening – 1 lesson/day

 

Q18. If I cannot make it for some classes, can I attend any replacement class?
A18. Yes. Kindly check the available schedule online and email to inform us (admin@riaschool.com.sg) the date(s) that you will be coming back for replacement class(es). You will have to submit your sit in form latest 2 days before the commencement of your sit in intake. Please scan IN and OUT for all sit in lessons as well.

 

Q19. I want to apply for the exam as soon as possible. Can I get my Certificate of Completion earlier?
A19. No. Certificate of Completion is strictly given out on the last day of your class.

 

Q20. When is the latest date that I must enroll for the exam?
A20. The Certificate of RES Course Completion has a validity period of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES examination. Candidates are eligible to take the RES examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the RES course again before they become eligible to take the RES examination.

 

Q21. I misplaced my Certificate of Completion, how can I request for another copy?
A21. The Certificate of Completion can be reprinted at $10.70 (inclusive of GST). Do email us (admin@riaschool.com.sg) for any request for reprint of certificate.

 

Q22. I misplaced my course notes. Where can I purchase it?
A22. You may purchase it at $50 (inclusive of GST) for 2 files (Paper 1 and Paper 2), Or $30 (inclusive of GST) for 1 file at –
RIA School @ HDB Hub
490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #03-13
HDB Hub Biz 3 (Please access from Lift Lobby 1)
Singapore 310490

 


Important Notice: Please be informed that attending the RES Course and passing the RES Examination do not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson. The applicant has to comply with the full registration requirements stipulated under the Estate Agents Act, which include meeting the fit & proper criteria. Please check the complete list of registration criteria on CEA’s website before registering for the RES Course.

“For foreigners who wish to register with CEA as salespersons, they will need to have a valid Employment Pass (EP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They should consult an estate agent that is prepared to support their future registration application, who would then check with CEA. Thereafter, when they register for the RES Course, they will need to produce a letter of support from the estate agent.”