Updated on March 2, 2023 by admin

The Real Estate Salesperson (RES) examination will be held on July 19–20, 2023, in two parts. The dates for Stages 1 and 2 are important to keep in mind.

In addition to the paper-based test, 200 full-sitting applicants will take a prototype computer-based exam (CBE) being conducted by CEA. The July 2023 RES paper-based test will take place at the same time as the pilot CBE, which will use the same examinations.

Please be aware that there is high demand for RES test seats. It won’t be feasible to provide a spot for the test to every candidate who has shown interest in taking it.

Registration for the Real Estate Salesperson Exam

How to Apply ON FORMSG?

On FormSG from October 14, 2022, candidates who have finished their RES course before that date and possess a valid RES course completion certificate are able to express their desire in sitting for the 19–20 Nov 2022 RES test.

Kindly please follow the instructions on the form, and submit it just once. A candidate who submits more than one Form or submits a form incorrectly will be instantly dismissed. Appeals won’t be considered.

The number of candidates for the RES test in November 2022 will remain at 3,000. 2,800 applicants will take a paper-based test at SIM Headquarters, and 200 candidates will take a computer-based exam (CBE) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic as part of a trial program being run by CEA.

The test CBE will be administered concurrently with the sheet exam on the exact date and will utilize identical test materials.

Entire candidates will be required to choose between a sheet test and a computer-based examination (CBE) in FormSG. Please see the popular questions listed below for further information.

The FormSG link to submit your registration, option for the examination (i.e., preference for paper-based or pilot CBE for full-sitting candidates), and/or test type (i.e., Full-sitting, Flexible Paper 1 or Parametric Paper 2) can also be viewed below and in the NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) site.

Take note that on Oct 14, 2022, the FormSG link should still be active from 9 am to 12 pm.

A 1st, first-served approach will be used to distribute slots to candidates. Finalists must register and pay on the LHUB website between Oct 21, 2022, and Oct 24, 2022 (for sheet examinations), and between Oct 26, 2022, and Oct 27, 2022. (for the pilot CBE).

Candidates who are not selected for further consideration may be added to a waiting list and notified as such. On 1 November 2022, all acceptances candidates who are rejected will be contacted via email.



In order to complete their registration for the November 2022 RES examination at LHUB’s website, qualified candidates should refer to the email they will get from LHUB and follow the steps therein. Slots will be given to individuals on the waiting if shortlisted candidates do not complete the test registration procedure by the LHUB-specified deadline.

Qualified with plenty candidates who get pilot CBE seats and finish the registration procedure will be informed later on by Ngee Ann Polytechnic of the test procedures.

These charts provide details on Phase 2, especially important dates.

An Overview of the RES Test

An Overview of the RES Test

For those who are just getting their feet wet in the real estate agency field, the RES test is the first step toward becoming a licensed salesperson.

Passing the required industry test is one of the requirements for salesperson registration. This is done so that anyone entering the field of real estate brokerage may be certain that they have at least a foundational understanding of the business and the laws pertaining to the property.

Beginning January 1, 2022, NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd, CEA’s designated exam supervisor, will be in charge of conducting the RES exam (NTUC LearningHub).

Exam registration, postponement, results, enrollment, and appeal questions will be managed by NTUC LearningHub, as will candidate responses.

The typical response time for an email from NTUC LearningHub is five (5)business days, although this may increase depending on the complexity of the question or the number of emails received.

Those interested in learning more about the RES test may do so by visiting the website or getting in touch with the NTUC LearningHub at:

In order to contact NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd, please visit their website at https://res.ntuclearninghub.com/ or send an email to res@ntuclearninghub.com between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Singapore Time, Monday through Friday.

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Attention: CEA has learned that certain organizations and people are promoting review courses and test preparation coaching for the RES certifications. Please be aware that the only CEA Approved Course Providers (ACPs) are those listed on this page. Other organizations that are not on the approved list do not have CEA’s support. Candidates should be aware of the dangers of taking part in such courses, which may include the dissemination of false material.

Test Basic requirements for the RES

  1. Before enrolling for the RES test, candidates must first attend and successfully finish the RES Course offered by a CEA-approved service quality and service (ACP). After finishing the RES course with a minimum attendance of 75%, students will be given the Certificate of RES Course Completion. When applying to take the RES certification test, applicants must provide a copy of this RES Course Certificate Of completion as proof that they have met the requirements.
  2. There is a 2-year window in which the RES Course Certificate Of completion may be used to determine certification test eligibility. Candidates must take the RES test within 2 years of the date they completed their RES Course to be qualified to do so. If a candidate wishes to take the RES test after the validity period has expired, they must retake the RES course.
  3. When applying to take the RES test, hopefuls are expected to have completed an equal amount of at least four General Certificate of Education (GCE) O-levels. When registering for the RES test, candidates must provide a photocopy of their academic certification for confirmation by CEA‘s designated examination administrator. GCE O-level scores from no more than two examination sessions are acceptable for admission to CEA.
  4. Candidates who would like to have their credentials (e.g., foreign credentials or private diplomas) evaluated for compliance with the obtained by the student’s requirement may do so by emailing the completed Educational Qualification Assessment form to CEA at licensing@cea.gov.sg, along with copies of any relevant academic diplomas, documents, as well as other documentary evidence.
  5. When applying, applicants should include any relevant materials. Notarized copies of diplomas are not recognized as valid evidence of education by the CEA. If you don’t have your diploma or certificate of completion on hand, your school or university should be able to supply you with a verification of acceptance letter or a copy. In the absence of the original certificates, applicants must present verification from the Chinese Post Secondary Student Details and Career Counseling (CHSI) or the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Information Center (CDGDC) to demonstrate that they have earned a bachelor’s degree or more from a Chinese institution. The applicant will be notified by CEA of the results of the evaluation of qualifications.
  6. When applying for the RES test, candidates must provide a copy of their qualification certificate and the announcement result of the CEA qualification evaluation.
  7. Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessments contain five parts: having read, understanding, communicating, composing, and mathematics. Applicants who score a Level 5 or above in all five will be considered to have the equivalent of four GCE O-level passes. Visit the British Council to learn about the WPLN Assessment and to sign up for it.
  8. Those who pass just one section of the RES test on a modular basis will be permitted to repeat only the section they failed on the next module re-sit of the RES test.

Request for Resubmission of Exam Results in RES

Any candidate who wishes to request a re-evaluation of their RES exam results must do so in writing on the official appeals form provided by the CEA’s designated examination administrator within 5 business days of the date of the announcement of examination results.

Each applicant who files an appeal must pay a $64.20 processing fee (inclusive of GST). The money will be used to cover the expense of double-checking the final grades and examining the marked answer sheets. The review’s conclusion serves as the appeal’s ultimate ruling.

We want to reassure you that CEA has taken extensive measures to verify the correctness of your RES test score before it is made public.

After 14 business days (or more time if there are a lot of appeals), the applicant will get written notification of the decision of their appeal from the CEA-appointed test administrator.

During the appeals process, candidates will not be given access to their response scripts.

Rules for RES Examination

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd (“LHUB”) is in charge of coordinating the RES test on behalf of the Certification Examinations Advisory Board (“CEA”). The whole set of examination norms and regulations is available on LHUB’s website.

Please take notice of the following examination regulations:

  1. At 9:30 a.m., the RES test will officially begin. Applicants are urged to not be late. Candidates who do not report to the test reporting counter by 9.45 am (the end of the 15-minute grace period) will NOT be admitted to the exam. Candidates will not get a refund for their examination costs.
  2. Due to the current COVID-19 scenario, test takers who were positive for the virus seven days prior to the first exam date would be disqualified. Similarly, those who exhibit flu-like symptoms, such as a high temperature, will be disqualified from taking the test. If you are sick on the day of the exam, please do not come to the testing centers; instead, please consult a doctor.
  3. During the test, participants are not permitted to have any electronic devices in their possession. In the examination room, you must turn off your mobile device (no vibration or airplane mode) and put it in the allocated location. Any test-takers who are caught with their phones out might be kicked out of the exam and denied from taking any more tests until they put their phones away.