New CPD Framework

The Council for Estate Agencies has introduced a new CPD Framework with effect from 1 October 2019.  This will apply from the CPD cycle commencing 1 October 2019. The new framework aims to facilitate salespersons in keeping abreast of the latest changes in policies and procedures relating to the property transaction process and ensure that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skillsets to thrive in the new digital environment. The new CPD framework includes a more structured approach to guide salespersons in achieving deeper technical knowledge and skillsets to perform duties in different segments of the property market. This new CPD framework is one key initiative of the Real Estate Industry Transform Map and is the result of a collaborative effort between CEA and the estate agency industry.

Courses related to professional competencies offer salespersons opportunities to develop and deepen their knowledge in estate agency work. These will be grouped into three categories: laws and regulations, property markets, and other related real estate knowledge.

Courses related to generic competencies will contribute towards salespersons’ overall personal development and sharpen their soft skills. These are grouped into 18 categories, including those on leadership, digital literacy, communication, and creative thinking.

The current framework of CPD credit hours will be revised to CPD credits to better reflect the credit system. Under the new CPD framework, KEOs and salespersons are required to achieve a minimum of six CPD credits per CPD cycle. The six CPD credits must comprise four (4) CPD credits from courses related to professional competencies and two (2) CPD credits from courses related to generic competencies. CEA will grant CPD credits for courses under the professional competencies and KEOs will grant the CPD credits for courses under the generic competencies. CEA may introduce mandatory CPD courses in the future.

Why choose CPD activities conducted by SEAA?

Because we provide:

√ A wide selection of activities that impart relevantly and updated knowledge and skills
   – Activities are categorized into Intermediate, Advanced and Management level to cater to the needs of

      new, experienced salespersons, KEOs and management equivalent

√ Qualified, experienced trainers
   – Practitioners, each with extensive real estate experience

√ Comprehensive notes
   – Easy to understand and extensive

√ Conducive and comfortable training facilities
   – Spacious, equipped with coffee machine, proper tables and chairs

√ UTAP funding for our activities 
   – Claim up to $250* of the activity fees per year if they are an NTUC Union Member

√ Preferred rates for SEAA members
   – Members will get to enjoy preferred rates for our CPD activities

    *Terms & Conditions apply

How are the activity fees like for SEAA's CPD activities?



Ordinary members (KEO, Directors or equivalent)

Associate Members (Salesperson)


Professional CPD




Generic CPD




Special Courses
(Longer than half a day)

Subject to courses

Subject to courses

Subject to courses


What are the CPD activities conducted by SEAA?

Click HERE to view the list of our CPD courses