Compulsory professional development (CPD) - real estate
The Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of those working in the real estate and business broking industries. The aim of the program is to increase consumer protection and promote consumer confidence in the real estate industry.
The CPD program is part of the licensing framework and requires all real estate and business broking agents,sales representatives and property managers comply with the CPD program. The requirements of the CPD program are prescribed by legislation.
The CPD Program
The CPD program operates on an annual cycle based on the calendar year (the CPD cycle). In each 12–month CPD cycle, participants are to accumulate a total of ten points of CPD activities. Of these ten points, three points are to be earned from the mandatory activities and the remaining seven points from the elective CPD activities.
Mandatory activities — information on approved mandatory activities, approved training providers, distance learning and more.
Elective activities — information on approved elective activities, approved training providers and more.
Further information about the CPD program can be found in "A guide to the compulsory professional development program for the real estate and business broking industries in Western Australia".
If you have any queries about the CPD program please email or phone the Consumer Protection Advice Line on 1300 304 054 (for the cost of a local call state-wide) 8.30am - 5.00pm weekdays.
If you are interested in conducting an elective CPD activity, please visit the information for training providers section.
Sales representatives and property managers
Sales representatives and property managers are permitted to claim CPD points for study undertaken towards obtaining a real estate agent licence and triennial certificate in the CPD cycle the study was undertaken. They must apply to Consumer Protection and all requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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