CPD and COVID-19 pandemic: Completing mandatory CPD - Real estate industry bulletin 221

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23 April 2020

You probably recall changes to the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 which came into effect on 1 January 2020. This means if you’re a real estate agent, business agent, sales representative or property manager, you are now required to meet your annual compulsory professional development (CPD) requirements every calendar year or face potential enforcement action.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, registered training organisations (RTOs) which deliver the CPD training packages have advised Consumer Protection that they are being inundated with enquiries from industry about completing the mandatory component online.  Consumer Protection has moved to find alternative delivery options for the mandatory component of the CPD training, in order to assist industry in meeting their CPD requirements.
Currently only a remote participant who is unable to attend a mandatory CPD seminar in person is eligible to receive the distance learning package.  In light of the current situation, the Commissioner for Consumer Protection has permitted all RTOs to provide the mandatory component of the CPD training to all participants online or via webinar. This should assist you to meet your CPD requirements.
Contact the training provider for your region to enquire if they are able to provide this service.

Region: Metropolitan, Peel, Wheatbelt
Aspire Performance Training
REIWA Training
West Coast Property Training

Region: South West, Great Southern
REIWA Training

Region: Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West
Aspire Performance Training

Region: Goldfields (North of, and including, Norseman)
Aspire Performance Training

Region: Goldfields (South of Norseman)
REIWA Training

Now is an excellent time to review your CPD status. If you have not met the 2019 requirements before year end you will need to ensure you meet the remainder of your 2019 CPD obligations and your full 2020 obligation to prevent future compliance action.

For any further enquiries about your CPD please contact cpd@dmirs.wa.gov.au. Please do not reply to this email.
Consumer Protection
Last updated 23 Apr 2020

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