Continuing Professional Development For Real Estate Professionals

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

In an industry which constantly evolves real estate professionals must keep their skills and knowledge current in order to serve clients responsibly and also to achieve more success throughout their career.

Property professionals in New South Wales who have completed either the Certificate of Registration or the Real Estate Agents Licence are required by the NSW Office of Fair Trading to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) subjects in order to renew their qualifications each year.

Here are some examples of the types of topics CPD students might choose from in order to make up the required 12 CPD points.

Ethical Behaviour

Occupational Health & Safety

Effective Communication

Accurate Appraisals

Auction Practices

Negotiations skills

How and where do I complete my CPD subjects?

Continuing Professional Development subjects must be delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) and students may be able to select different modes of study depending on the organisation they choose. For example some training providers such as Smart Academy can provide flexible 1 day workshops, half day workshops or distance education. These flexible study options make it very easy for the busy property professional to complete their CPD units of study at a time or place that suits.

How are CPD subjects assessed?

Continuing Professional Development subjects are assessed based on demonstrated competency in the subject. After being assessed as competent the CPD student will receive a Certificate of Completion for that subject. Note that records of training must be kept by the student for a minimum of 3 years.