Why the real estate profession should adopt Compulsory Professional Development

The REIQ is committed to the introduction of compulsory continuing professional development (CPD) for all real estate professionals in Queensland. This is why.

Compulsory CPD is important because it will lift education standards and boost professionalism among all real estate practitioners. Ultimately, and most importantly, it will benefit consumers, who will be able to trust that the real estate professional they choose is educated and up-to-date with all legislation changes.

The current situation must change. When a real estate agent gains their qualification and attains their certificate from the Office of Fair Trading there is currently no further requirement to maintain their education.

Help us show the Government and the Shadow Government that this needs to change.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella and Chairman Rob Honeycombe have met with Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath to press for a commitment on introducing compulsory CPD state-wide. Those talks were productive and the REIQ is making progress.

REIQ members complete annual CPD requirements, building their real estate knowledge and skills, as part of their membership. REIQ membership enables real estate practitioners to demonstrate the value they place on education and professionalism, distinguishing themselves from competitors.

We want to demonstrate that our members agree with us and that they want to see improvements made to the entire real estate profession.

You can show your support by signing our letters and sending them to the Attorney-General and the Shadow Attorney-General.

Members can download the letter from the Member Area of REIQ.com or simply email Andrena Doyle.

We need your help and together we can improve the profession in Queensland and ensure greater protection measures for consumers.