2021 New Zealand Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Real Estate Authority or REA requires every person who holds a current real estate certificate or license to attend ongoing learning every year to remain current in knowledge and skill that ultimately provides consumer protection and a consistently high standard of service for the buying, selling and leasing public.

We develop verifiable and non-verifiable learning each year

We deliver our content online and partner with REINZ for classroom delivery

We assess your work and provide student help and update your training attendance records online

We report your results to the REA on your behalf

Get Started

Register via HarcourtsOne to complete all 10 hours of Verifiable CPD online
1. Register via H1 2. Start 2021 Online CPD Course

Who

The Real Estate Authority (REA) requires every person who holds a current real estate certificate or license to attend ongoing learning every year to remain current in knowledge and skill that ultimately provides consumer protection and a consistently high standard of service for the buying, selling and leasing public.

What

The REA recognises that continuing professional development is necessary to:

  • raise and maintain industry standards
  • promote consumer confidence in the real estate industry

The REA has therefore designed a continuing professional development program to improve licensees’ knowledge of the law, rules and regulations that govern the industry, to understand and uphold the concepts of ethics and professional competence in a real estate context, and to improve their skills and judgement.

Licensees must complete 20 hours of continuing professional development each year:

  • 10 hours Verifiable professional development covering industry content and assessment specified by the REA.
  • 10 hours Non-Verifiable professional development covering general real estate knowledge and skills used in the field.

Note that 20 hours of continuing professional development the Authority requires all licensees to complete is a minimum, not a maximum.

How

Harcourts can provide all 20 hours

Verifiable Hours

10 Hours
Academy Online Workshops
Or
10 Hours
REINZ Classroom Workshops

Non-verifiable Hours

10 Hours
Harcourts Classroom Workshops
(or other provider's online workshops e.g. REINZ)

Verifiable content for 2021

Under the new continuing professional development (CPD) programme, licensees must complete 4 hours of mandatory topics and 6 hours of elective topics.

The 4 hours of mandatory topics for 2021 are:

  • Issues and complaints (2 hours)
  • Sale and purchase agreements: common issues and best practice (2 hours)

The 6 hours of elective topics currently available are:

Elective Block A

  • Issues beyond the boundary (1 hour)
  • Land Information Memoranda (LIMs) (1 ½ hours)
  • Legal ownership and tenure (2 hours)
  • Subdivisions and selling off plans (1 ½ hours)

How to Get Started

Online workshops: Register and complete your Verifiable Continuing Professional Development online

Non-Verifiable content for 2021

In 2021, licensees must complete 10 hours of Non-Verifiable CPD training. Contact The Academy for information on Non-Verifiable CPD training available to you.

The Support Behind You

  • Contact your local Academy trainer for information, assistance and advice (Northern and Central, Wellington, South Island
  • Use the Academy helpdesk during self-paced learning online
  • Go to HarcourtsOne > Search Directory > (your name) > Training Attended to access your classroom training attendance - records (Please note that your verifiable online CPD records are updated nightly)
  • All verifiable training records will be sent to the REA monthly by Harcourts on your behalf