21 Sep '11, 8am

Real estate exam deadline extended

SINGAPORE: Property agents who are struggling with a mandatory industry examination will have another six months to prepare for the test. This applies to agents with provisional licences who need to pass the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) examination to continue practising. The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) said the deadline has been extended from December 31 this year to June 30, 2012. The exam was introduced as part of new rules in January this year to raise the level of professionalism in the industry. Agents who had not passed the exam could continue to work on a provisional basis but must pass the exam within a year. Last week, Channel NewsAsia reported that some agents who have language difficulties are struggling to pass the English test and are worried about losing their licences. Commenting on the deadline extension on Wednesday, CEA's director of licensing and...

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