Continuing Professional Development Courses (CPD)
Do you have the required knowledge and skills to stay ahead?
RCN’s CPD courses keep real estate salespersons up to date with the required knowledge and skills to stay ahead and succeed in the industry.
From 1 Oct 2019 (i.e. the 2019-2020 CPD cycle) onwards, KEOs, practising directors/partners and salespersons are required to fulfil a total of six credits under the new CPD framework, of which four of these credits must be from courses related to professional competencies and two credits must be from courses related to generic competencies.
You will be required to attend CPD courses under Generic Competencies to fulfil the CPD requirement. Credits under Generic Competencies cannot be substituted by credits obtained under Professional Competencies. This is to ensure that salespersons also focus on developing their competencies in other essential areas not directly related to their professional knowledge, such as service, leadership and digital literacy.
Fulfilling CPD hours is also a renewal licensing/registration condition stipulated in the Estate Agents (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 2010. Failure to comply will affect their registration and may lead to removal from the Public Register.
The CPD requirement is to ensure that KEOs and Salespersons are equipped with the necessary professional knowledge in estate agency work, and continuously upgrade themselves by keeping abreast of the latest changes in Government policies and procedures for property transactions. CEA places important emphasis on core subjects as these help improve the professional effectiveness of KEOs and salespersons.
For more information on the CPD requirements, please refer to CEA’s website.
P1 - Professional Competencies
Laws and Regulations
P2 - Professional Competencies
P3 - Professional Competencies
Other Real Estate Knowledge
All RCN's CPD core activities are approved by CEA.
CPD Professional & Generic Competencies Schedule
All RCN's CPD core activities are approved by CEA for 2 core CPD hours. To REGISTER
You may register either ONLINE via the link provided or PERSONALLY at our office.
For Tampines Schedule:
Office Location : 300 Tampines Avenue 5, #05-03, NTUC Income@ Tampines Junction
Office hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Tel : 6260 0301
For Toa Payoh Schedule:
Office location: 490 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #09-16 HDB Hub, Biz Hub 3 Singapore 310490.
Office hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm. Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holiday
Tel : 6511 3009
CPD E-LEARNING COURSE
E-Learning: Professional Service Guidelines For Salesperson - (Professional Competency) - $50
This is an Online CPD course. This course seeks to equip Estate Agents and Salespersons with knowledge of the clear standards and guidelines ensuring that they render their services competently, professionally and ethically.
The course will cover all the information in the Professional Service Manual and discuss the common scenarios faced by salesperson. After attending the session, salesperson should be well versed with their responsibilities and know what they should do in order to competently conduct their estate agency work with professionalism.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
- Be familiar with the professional service manual
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the salesperson
- Conduct estate agency work ethically and professionally and in compliance with regulatory requirements
Intake ID 2020-EPSMV2-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-Learning: Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - (Professional Competency) - $50
To familiarise estate agents and salespersons with the Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) latest edition of its Practice Guidelines (PG) 01-19 on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT). This PG supersedes PC 04-15 and PC 03-17, and takes effect from 1 January 2020. In addition, estate agents and salespersons should take note of the sanction requirements under the regulations of the United Nations (UN) Act, which will be elaborated in this Practice Guidelines (PG 01-19).
To inform estate agents and salespersons of the appropriate preventive measures to be adopted against such activities that might be conducted through property transactions. The two main legislations against money laundering and terrorist financing in Singapore are the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, and the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act.
To highlight the compliance necessary by estate agents and salespersons for this PG.
Intake ID 2020-EMLT-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-Learning: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ENLP) - (Generic Competency) - $40
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to the brain and Linguistic refers to language. Programming refers to how these two components interact with each other. Learning NLP is like learning the language of the mind!
Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who didn’t speak your language, and they couldn’t understand you? The classic example of this is when someone goes out to a restaurant in a foreign country and they think they ordered steak, but when the food shows up, it turns out they actually ordered beef stew and not steak. NLP is the study of excellent communication both with yourself and with others. By using a set of tools and techniques to achieve your goals and get results.
Here is What You Will Learn in the E-Learning Course:
- Do whatever you currently do reasonably well; even better
- Acquire skills and attitudes to do what you cannot do but would like to be able to
- Communicate with others more effectively and clearly
- Manage your thoughts, moods and behaviours effectively
Intake ID 2020-ENLP-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-Learning: Principles of Valuation (EPOV) - (Professional Competency) - $50
Why take this course:
This course provides learners an understanding of the principles of valuation and the methods used for difference categories of properties. This module will be useful for real estate students, property owners and marketing agents alike.
- Understand the principles of valuation and the effects of valuation
- Derive Value Using The Rental Comparison Method
- Derive Value Using The Cost Method
- Derive Value Using The Profits Test Method
- Principles of Valuation and the effects of valuation
- The Rental Comparison Method
- The Cost Method
- The Profits Test Method
Intake ID 2020-EPOV-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-Learning: The 4th Industrial Revolution (E4IR) - (Generic Competency) - $40
- What Is The 4th Industrial Revolution?
- Digital Transformation
- Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
- Business-to-Business (B2B)
- The New World Of Business
- How Are You Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution?
"The 4th industrial revolution" is now the term used by world leaders to describe technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 3D printing and the internet of things.
Intake ID 2020-E4IR-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-Learning: Understanding HDB Rental Guidelines, Policies & Regulations (EHRPR) - (Professional Competency) - $50
For the past 3 years (2017-2019) there are increasing of HDB rental transactions from 42,887, 46,440 and 48,021. As a real estate professional, we will need to understand the current market trend, demand and supply. There are important guidelines, policies and procedures that the landlord and tenants must follow closely. Roles and responsibilities for RES will be covered with real case studies and sharing of experiences. Lastly, learners will know how to handle confidently on the common concerns and frequently asked questions in a rental transaction.
Why they are taking the course:
Equip learner with the fundamental knowledge to perform a HDB rental transaction effectively.
Intake ID 2020-EHRPR-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
E-learning: Start with Why (ESWW) - (Generic Competency) - $40
A short write-up on the course:
This module draws reference from the internationally celebrated leadership book “Start with Why”, by Simon Sinek, to apply the business theories discussed in the book to real estate business. When businesses 'start with why', they discover why they are doing what they are doing. This refers to the undying belief and passion for the business which often is the differentiating factors for businesses. This is why some businesses are market leaders, first-movers and game changers who are able to charge a premium, while others are followers, mediocre and are often compressed in pricing.
This module will help real estate salespersons understand their business core to improve sales by making their businesses customer centric. People don't buy because of you, they buy because of themselves, because they share the same beliefs as you. This module draws references from internationally renowned brands such as Apple and Nike, to highlight how businesses with a strongly defined 'why' are often market leaders, charging a premium for their goods and services.
One major challenge faced by real estate salespersons is the inability to convert leads into sales transactions, and when they finally do, they find that their commissions are compressed and clients are not willing to pay them the 'fair, rightful' amount.
- Learners will be able to clearly define their ‘why’
- Learners will learn to identify ‘how’ they can improve their business
- Learners will identify the business gaps they have currently and focus on ‘what’ they can do to improve their sales
- Learners will learn to utilize customer centric approaches to build their business
Intake ID 2021-ESWW-ONLINE-1 Register via Click here
You may register ONLINE via the link provided.
Payment can be submitted via online.
Payment modes: PayPal or Credit Card.
Registration are confirmed upon registration & payment.
Participants will receive email on login details within 3 working days upon successful registration.
The elearning course must be completed within the 3 months upon registration.
Upon completion of e-learning course (including assessment (80% to pass) and submission of course evaluation), participants will receive email instructions on how to retrieve certificate of completion.
There will be no refund for non completion of elearning course.
Participants are not allowed to transfer their elearning registration to another participant.
RCN reserves the right to make appropriate changes when necessary and every effort will be made to inform participants.
For more information, contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 6511 3009.