Life Mastery RES Course



From 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) payments will be disbursed directly to only training providers. Training providers that offer SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses will collect net fees from individuals, after offsetting the SFC that will be used. 

Skillsfuture claim submission extended to 60 days prior to the course start date.

About RES Course



Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Course is a compulsory prepatory course for aspiring Real Estate Salespersons to undergo.


All Aspiring Real Estate Salespersons must complete the RES Course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider (ACP), before taking the industry RES Examinations. 

Passing the CEA mandatory examination or possessing equivalent qualification is one of the registration criteria for entry into real estate industry. 


In this RES Course, you will acquire in-depth knowledge on the rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to real estate agency practices. The objectives of the RES Course is to ensure that aspiring entrants are prepared for the RES Examination and are equipped with the necessary knowledge as a Real Estate Salespersons.


Important notice: Attending the RES Course and passing the RES Examination do not automatically qualify an individual to be a real estate salesperson.


RES Course consist of 20 lessons of which applicants must fulfill at least 75% of attendance to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.



What is the Process?

Why LMA?

LMA is a CEA Approved Course Provider and has been in the industry for the past decade. With experienced and professional trainers on board, we provide accurate and the latest up-to-date information that will simplify preparations for your RES Examinations.


  1. Professional Trainers with more than 10 years experience
  2. Skillsfuture and UTAP claimable for Course Fees (up to $750)
  3. Free Makeup and Refresher class
  4. Flexible Schedules (Day and Night classes)

Click here for more information on how to claim from UTAP.

Do you Qualify?

RES Course Qualifications

  1. Singaporean/PR
  2. At least 21 years old
  3. Any of the following:

a) Local Educational Certificates that is equivalent or more than 4 Credits GCE "O"Level.

b) Attained Level 5 and above in WPLN Assesment in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Numeracy

c) For Foreign and Private Certificates: To be supported by an Approved CEA Verification*.

*You may submit your Foreign or Private Certificates to LMA for verification. Processing time is 15 working days and admin fee of $64.20 is payable (cash only, payable to CEA) to verify your foreign certificates. Please bring down your NRIC, Foreign Graduation Ceritificate, Transcript of records and cash payment of $64.20 to LMA's Office.

Cut off time: Every Friday, 6:30pm


Course schedules for Year 2020 Exam


RES B1019N            RES B1119D




How to Register for RES Course?

RES Course Registration can only be done over the counter, as thorough checking of the Applicant's qualification needs to be administered.

  1. Bring the following:
    • NRIC
    • LOCAL Education Certificates / WPLN (5 Certificates with Level 5 and above) / CEA Verification Email
  2. Go down to our LMA Training Centre
    • Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-510 S(310190)

  • RES Course Information

    Course Fee (Inclusive of GST)
    • $828.00 (Skillsfuture & NTUC UTAP Claimable)

    RES Course Requirements

    1. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of registering with CEA.
    2. Accepted Academic Qualifications
      • Min. 4 "O" Level credits in TWO (2) sittings
      • Recognised Diploma from Local Polytechnic (NYP/NP/SP/TP/RP)
      • Recognised Degrees from Local Universities (NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD)
      • The following certificates awarded by ITE are accepted as equivalent to a Higher NITEC Qualification:
        • Industrial Technician Certificate (ITC)
        • Certificate in Business Studies (CBS)
        • Master NITEC
        • National Technician Certificate 1 (NTC1)
      • Attained Level 5 and above in WPLN Assessment in Reading, Writting, Speaking, Listening & Numeracy (Click on the following link for more information: 

      • Private or Foreign Qualifications:
        •  Subjected to CEA approval prior to course registration (CEA Assessment)

    Address: Blk 190 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh, #02-510, S(310190)

    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 6:30pm)


    Call 6255 6083/91 for more information

  • RES Important Information

    RES Course Certificate

    Once candidates complete the RES Course, they will be given a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will be needed when they register for the RES EXAM.

    1. The Certificate of RES Course Completion has a validity of 2 years for the purpose of determining eligibility to take the RES Examination.
      • Candidates are eligible to take the RES/REA examination within 2 years from the completion date of their RES/REA Course. Beyond the validity period, candidates will be required to attend and complete the RES/REA course again before they become eligible to take the RES/REA examination.

    NTUC Union Membership

    All NTUC / SISEU Union Members are eligible to claim for a $250 rebate from the NTUC UTAP Funds for LMA's RES Course only.

    What is UTAP?

    UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) is a training grant given exclusively to NTUC union members to encourage them to go for skills upgrading and help to defray their training cost. 

    • NTUC Union Member can claim up to $250 of of LMA's RES Course Fee and Examination Fee.
    • Up to 50% of LMA's CPD Course fee for subsequent years (after passing the RES Exam).
    • For more information on UTAP Funding for you, click here.
    • Click here to submit your UTAP Claims
    ** Please be informed that attending the RES Course and passing the RES Exam 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 at 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) to work in the real estate agency industry. 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.


  • RES Examination Information

    Exam Format

    The RES Examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2), each with exam duration of 2.5 hours. 
    Both papers are of the same format as follows:  
    PAPER 1 :  
        Unit 1 Real Estate Agency Industry Overview 
        Unit 2 Basic Land Law Concepts and Dealings with Interests in Land
    PAPER 2 :  
        Unit 3 Real Estate Marketing
        Unit 4 Property Transactions - Laws and Practices
    Format of RES Examination Paper 1 and Paper 2
    Section A: 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) – 1 mark each
    Section B: 15 MCQs with reference to one or two Case Studies* - 2 marks each
    Section C: 10 Short Answer Questions (SAQs) – 2 marks each
    *The objective is to test candidates’ ability to interpret and analyse the questions in a practice-oriented context.
    Examination CenterSEAMEO Regional Language Centre


        Tel no: 6734 1292



    Register for RES Examination
    Please note that CEA has changed its examination administraton with efect from 1st January 2019.
    To register for the RES Examination, you can visit the following Exam Registration Centre:
    SEAMEO Regional Language Centre -  click here for more information on how to register for the exams
    Things to bring for the RES Examination Registration:
    1. The Certificate of RES Course Completion by an ACP
    2. The Original qualification certificate (must be the same certificate which was used for registration for the RES Course)

    Examination Requirements:

    1. Candidates are required to attend and complete the RES Course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider.
    2. Candidates are required to produce the Certificate of RES Course Completion when they register for the examination
    3. Candidates are required to take the RES Examination within 2 years from the date of course completion
    4. Candidates must meet the minimum educational requirements: at least 4 GCE “O” Level passes or equivalent.
    5. Candidates who are holding a FOREIGN educational certificates:
    6. Have to submit their OVERSEAS certificate for assessment by CEA to determine if they would meet the educational qualification requirement
    7. Candidates may do so at any APPROVED COURSE PROVIDER. Please click here for more information. (lead to another tab)
    8. Candidates who have attained Level 5 and Above for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment in the following 5 components will be recognized:
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking 
    • Writing
    • Numeracy
    Information on the WPLN programme which is administered by WDA can be found here.



  • CEA Verification

    For Applicants with Foreign/Private Certificates ONLY:

    • The academic qualification must undergo CEA Verification Process prior to RES Course Registration.
    • Required Documents:
      • Original Certificate of Graduation
      • Original Transcript of Records
      • Filled out CEA Request Form
      • English Translation of certificates (if necessary)
    • Cut off Time; *Friday, 6:30PM (if Public Holiday falls on a Friday, cut off time will be Thursday at 6:30PM)
    • Submission to CEA: Tuesday of the following week
    • Processing Time: 15 working days (from submission date to CEA)
    • CEA Admin Fee: $64.20 (CASH PAYMENT ONLY)
  • Testimonials

    “I attended the RES course in Oct 2016 intake and I am delighted that I passed both papers in my very first attempt in Feb 2017.

    I was recommended to LMA by my agent as I was planning to make a career switch to Real Estate. I must say it was probably the best decision I ever made as my experience with LMA has been positive right from the start.

    The administrative support from course registration and throughout the duration of course has been excellent as everything has been very efficiently managed. The course notes provided were very comprehensive and well-structured which provide the students with all the critical information needed for the exams.

    Most importantly LMA has 2 excellent trainers in Sam Gian and John Yong. As both of them have deep knowledge of the real estate industry and years of training experience, they are able explain and relate them with real live cases which help in our understanding of the topic. What really impressed me most was the level of dedication and commitment from the trainers throughout the whole course and especially during the final stages of preparing before the exam. The revision classes, mock exams and student Q&A support via Facebook group was extremely helpful in preparing us for the exam.

    I would like to say a big “Thank You” to both Sam and John for their encouragement and support throughout the course.”

    - Ong Swee Thong (RES B1116N)

Useful Links

Urban Redevelopment Authority SLA Housing & Development Board CPF IRAS CEA