Requirements For Registration As A Real Estate Salesman
- Successful completion of the 100H Salesman's Course at the University of Technology
- Submit a completed application form (including the steps below) to the Real Estate Board and attend an interview with a Board Inspector. The form is available from the Real Estate Board Office or Website;
- Pay an Application Fee of J$8,000.00 (NB: Only Manager's Cheques and Debit Cards Will Be Accepted at the office of the Real Estate Board. Other payments must be made using our payment voucher at any Bank of Nova Scotia or pay online via Real Estate Board’s website);
- Submit 3 letters of reference with application form from the following list of persons:-
- Justice of the Peace
- Collector of Taxes
- Minister of Religion
- Medical Practitioner
- Civil Servant
- Police Officer
- Bank Manager
- Real Estate Dealer, except the real estate dealer to whom salesman is employed.
- Pay fees (below) to any of the thirty offices of the Inland Revenue Department for police clearance re fraud (if the applicant is a body corporate, the fee must be paid for each director and secretary). Fingerprinting is required and is done at the CIB office located at 34 Duke Street, Kingston, police stations at Summit in St. James, May Pen in Clarendon and Pompano Bay in St. Mary, where the report should be collected and submitted to the Real Estate Board.
Effective June 01, 2013 fees have been increased as follows:
Regular twenty-one (21) days - $3,000.00
five (5) days - $6,000.00
Same day - $8,000.00 (Duke Street Branch only)
- Pay a fee of J$1,000.00 to the Trustee in Bankruptcy (52-60 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5) for clearance re bankruptcy. Submit receipt to the Board's office at the time of application;
- 2 passport size photographs certified by an Attorneys-at-law, Pastors or Justices of the Peace
- ·Submit proof of address; i.e. Utility Bills or letter from a Justice of the Peace confirming address;
Upon completion of the registration process, the applicant must provide a copy of an employment letter by the dealer to which he/she will be employed and licenced. The licence fee to practise as a salesman is Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) and is effective between April 01 to March 31 the following year. Fees are not Pro-rated.
Requirements for Registration of a person who is the holder of an Overseas License
- Submit a certified copy of a current practicing salesman's licence (acceptable to the Board);
- Submit evidence of a pass in the Aspects of Jamaican Land Law examination at the University of Technology;
- Submit evidence of participation in 15 hours of the 100H Salesman's Course at the University of Technology and;
- Work Permit is necessary for Non Jamaicans and Non Caricom Members through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (www.mlss.gov.jm)
- Pay an Application Fee of J$11,000.00 (NB: Only Manager's Cheques and Debit Cards Will Be Accepted at the office of the Real Estate Board. Other payments must be made by our payment voucher at any Bank of Nova Scotia or pay online via the Real Estate Board’s website);
Where applicants are currently residing overseas or have been residing overseas for six (6) months prior to application, please contact the Real Estate Board for further information regarding Bankruptcy and Police clearances.
The previous registration requirements as a salesman are applicable
to download a printable version of the Saleman Application Form
The 15 hours of the 100H Salesman's Course to be done are as follows:
Real Estate Act: 5 hours
Code of Ethics: 4 hours
Aspects of Jamaican Land Law: 3 hours
Map Interpretation: 3 hours
Where a qualified applicant has applied to register as a dealer or a salesman but he is not a Jamaican, the Real Estate Board will issue a provisional registration letter. Final approval for registration and licencing will not be approved until the applicant has provided a work permit.
CUT-OFF PERIOD FOR REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS FOR BOARD MEETING
Please note, the cut-off period for documents to be presented at board meetings is the second Friday of every month at 12 noon.
Guidelines for Salesmen
- Salesmen are required to advise the Board of any changes in their employment status and or personal information, inclusive of dormancy.
- After ninety (90) days of non-payment of licence fees, all salesmen will be automatically regarded as being inactive. In order to resume practice of the business of real estate, the dormancy fee plus penalty on the licence fee will be due. All dormant practitioners will be published on the Board’s website.